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ViaSat Selects McObject to Optimize Metrics Data

By | March 28, 2017
      Rendering of a Boeing Ka-band 702HP satellite, the architecture of the future ViaSat 2.

      Rendering of a Boeing Ka-band 702HP satellite, the architecture of the future ViaSat 2. Photo: Boeing.

      ViaSat has chosen McObject’s eXtremeDB to implement a new physical layer satellite debugging application known as the Data Metric Aggregation System (DMAS). The application ingests metrics feeds from satellite ground-system and analyzes the data to identify trends and abnormalities to help enhance network speed, quality and reliability. Currently, eXtremeDB captures approximately 1 million metric entries per second from the ViaSat ground system.

      ViaSat expects that DMAS, using eXtremeDB’s capabilities, will improve the flow rate, performance and quality of the metrics data. ViaSat can then leverage analytics performed on the DMS data across market segments and the geographic regions of its network.

      “Once we launch the ViaSat 2 and ViaSat 3 satellite programs, we expect to see a significant increase in metric volumes and flow rates. Therefore, finding a partner that understood our metrics data needs was critical,” said Phil Lampe, senior program director at ViaSat.