Data Sharing in a COVID-19 World

Accessing and exploring data sets is hard in the best of times.  Data access is a huge challenge when working within a contingency/continuity, work-from-home mode.  We need a way to distribute data to employees such that it is secure, highly compressed, and ultra-easy to access.

Exponam .BIG files are an easy to use alternative to CSV files.  .BIG files are fully encrypted, ensuring that data files are completely secure anywhere they reside, at rest, in use, and in transit.  Access is controlled via passphrase, token, or multifactor authentication.  Dynamic entitlement is available for further control of sensitive GDPR or HIPAA governed data.

.BIG files are super-efficient for transferring and querying data.  Time to migrate large data sets into/out of databases is slashed from hours to minutes.  Queries execute in a fraction of the time it takes with CSVs.  .BIG files are highly compressed, enabling fast download, distribution, and sharing – no matter how many rows of data (millions, 100s of millions of rows).

.BIG files are easily accessed via the Exponam ExplorerTM, a spreadsheet viewer for instant filtering, sorting, and finding data.  Isolated subsets are moved to Excel with a single click.  .BIG data is also accessed via JDBC with the speed of database queries.

.BIG files are completely tamper-proof and their provenance is guaranteed.  You can be confident that the publisher is genuine, the file properties are accurate, and the data is unaltered.

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