What is Edge Data, and how is it Revolutionising Geoscience? 

What is Edge Data, and how is it Revolutionising Geoscience? 


There are many challenges in the Geosciences industry. First, there is data collection. Geoscientists often need to go out into the field and collect data with tools such as global positioning systems (GPS), ground-based sensors, weather stations, satellites, and seismographs. Then, processing and storage challenges need to be solved before the data can be used. Finally, there’s the challenge of collaboration across different time zones and organisations.

Edge Data is a new way to solve these challenges by using on-the-edge computing combined with edge networking to improve efficiency in the Geosciences industry. What does this mean? You will have access to more real-time insights than ever before. Here is how Edge Data is revolutionising the Geosciences industry.

What is Edge Data?

Data is shifting to the edge. Of course, cloud storage will always be necessary, but to provide faster answers in real-time, it’s all about putting compute and storage close to devices that are creating this data. According to a report by IT research firm Gartner, 91% of today’s data is created and processed inside centralised data centres. However, the recent report predicts that 75% of all incoming future-generated content will need analysis at its source – or “edge” location within a centralised cloud centre environment. Seagate Lyve Mobile is available through 101 Data Solutions, enabling businesses to collect and store mass data quickly, securely and simply from endpoints to the edge.

Why does Geoscience need Edge Data?

Geoscience data sets need to be portable, storage-wise because they take their computers offline and need high-speed data logging to keep up with rapid changes in the field. They also require hardware interoperability between systems like computers and GPS units. Edge data sets bypass overload by storing raw binary information during transmission on a storage device close to where it will be used. As a result, Edge Data Sets are among the best methods for acquiring and analysing data sets in Geosciences.

How does Edge Data benefit Geoscience?

Edge Data is an important component of Geoscience because it increases efficiency and provides real-time insights. The main benefit of Edge Data is that it will increase efficiency by enabling you to process your data without the need for an internet connection or storage space constraints. The other benefits include low power, cost-effectiveness, time effectiveness, accuracy enhancement, and flexibility in customisation, making Edge Data Sets a perfect solution to many problems associated with traditional data acquisition processes.

Edge Data is therefore revolutionising the Geoscience industry in the following key ways:-

* Improved efficiency: You will have access to real-time data across different time zones, which will make it easier for you to collaborate.
* Automated analysis: The software can automate data processing and storage, so you don’t have to wait for your team to finish processing data.
* Customisable: The software is customisable, meaning you can use it for various applications in the Geosciences industry.

Seagate Lyve Mobile provides a platform for businesses to collect and store data, while 101 Data Solutions work in partnership to assess, install, and maintain the product so that companies can smoothly implement this new process.


Edge Data provides an innovative way to capture, store, and analyse data about the Earth’s surface. The data provided by Edge Data is crucial for geoscientific research, environmental monitoring, and public safety. Therefore, Edge Data has the potential to improve efficiency and accuracy in the Geosciences industry. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you want to find out how Edge Data solutions can transform your business, my team are here to help, just book a call!

About Brett Edgecombe, Managing Director, 101 Data Solutions

Even as a child living in Canada, Brett always had an interest in technology, so starting his career within the technology industry was a natural progression in 1998 when it began at the UK’s first ISP, Compuserve Interactive Services in Bristol.

He has first-hand experience in modern Enterprise Storage Infrastructure solutions, having worked at Sun Microsystems in 2000, where he worked with large commercial and education customers across the UK.

Brett created 101 Data Solutions in 2008 with a focus on Data Storage centric delivered through high-quality technology solutions direct to businesses throughout the UK. His strategic vision and sector knowledge allows him to bring excellence to 101’s customers through experience, technical foresight and relationship building.

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