As the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) was launched its big data project in 2015, it teamed up with five Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM, and Open Commons Consortium) for easily available its environmental data. With the agreement, the NOAA data would freely accessible to the public along with collaborators value-added services.
More than the last three years, NOAA has established themselves as a low-cost and low-risk access Cloud provider. However, the agency wants to tweak the business model and finalize necessities for an enterprise solution to public data access. In an access of, the agency looking for contractual agreements which can provide the constant access to a major part of its data for the public through a Cloud platform, therefore, the untapped value of the data would be leveraged to build new products and services. Such data could use in Cloud-based high-performance computing with the assimilation of NOAA data into Cloud-based tools to enhance usage.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is also looking for inputs from consumers who have accessed its open data solutions through one or more collaborators’ Cloud platforms together with Cloud service providers, contracting staffs that practiced the Big Data platform. The agency also seeking to hear regarding their data benefits for creating better data accessibility in the marketplace.