How Rich Data Services Works

The Rich Data Services platform inserts itself between a data publisher's databases and data consumers, providing the capability to inject metadata along side the data as it flows to the consumer. This allows for the necessary documentation to make its way to users as they query or download data, ensuring effective and responsible use.

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Data Warehouse

Your data stored in on-premises or cloud-based SQL server or other compatible queryable data source.

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Metadata Repository

Rich Data Service's metadata repository stores information about your data sources, variables, code/categories, collections, and related documentation.

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Data publishers can document data sources in a single lanuage or mutliple languages.

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Stop data wrangling! Use the Rich Data Services Explorer and API to access data in useful formats, ready for immediate use.

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Perform interactive or offline analysis from data science, statistical packages, machine learning, VR, and other environments.

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There are a myriad of ways the Rich Data Services API can be used to deliver innovative data solutions and modernize your infrastructure.

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Data Publishers

Rich Data Services makes it easy to connect to, document, and publish data in a way that it is discoverable and ready for delivery to researchers and developers.

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The Rich Data Services Explorer and Tabulation engine make it easy to explore and subset record level data, run tabulations and linear regression, download data and documentation for offline use.

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Rich Data Services was designed with developers and data scientists in mind, and is accompanied by API documentation, open source libraries, and examples to get you started.

Developer Resources
Rich Data Services Tabulation Engine Example

Seeing is Believing

Visit our public data center site for a storytelling example on how Rich Data Services can be used to make a difference in your organization.

Or allow us to show you how Rich Data Services can save you, your developers, and your researchers time and resources by enabling the delivery of high quality data and metadata.

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