NASA's Open Source Object Oriented Data Technology Wins Apache Support
"Apache has deemed the Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT) architecture, originally developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a Top Level Project, according to the space agency. This means it is one of a handful of the foundation's open source projects to receive project management and resource support," InformationWeek's Elizabeth Montalbano reported.
It was first developed in 1998 as a way to build a national framework for data sharing, but Montalbano said OODT has evolved beyond that for "applications in physical science, medical research, and ground data systems."
"OODT is Java-based middleware that uses metadata to allow end users to simultaneously leverage disparate and geographically dispersed computing and data resources," Montalbano said.