LocationTech GeoWave leverages the scalability of a distributed key-value store for effective storage, retrieval, and analysis of massive geospatial datasets.
Currently, GeoWave is an open source set of software that:
Adds multi-dimensional indexing capability to Apache Accumulo, HBase and Cassandra as well as Google's BigTable and Amazon DynamoDB
Adds support for geographic objects and geospatial operators to Apache Accumulo, HBase and Cassandra as well as Google's BigTable and Amazon DynamoDB
Contains a GeoServer plugin to allow geospatial data in Accumulo to be shared and visualized via OGC standard services
Both raster and vector data models are supported
Provides Map-Reduce input and output formats for distributed processing and analysis of geospatial data
Provides a PDAL plugin for interacting with point cloud data in accumulo through the PDAL library.
In simplified terms, GeoWave currently attempts to do for Distributed Key-value stores as PostGIS does for PostgreSQL.
Commits on this project (last 12 months).