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1 Smarter Science through Collaborative Technologies 1345 Wicklow Lane, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 ScienceTools.com

2 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Summary The next explosive scientific-technology inflection point is occurring as researchers leverage any network – including the Internet – as their primary research and collaboration conduit. As researchers move from ‘Bricks and Mortar’ to ‘Clicks and Links’ scientific enterprises; they will require an intelligent scientific knowledge and delivery platform that understands their own scientific methodologies. Science Tools is the leading SRPP (Scientific Research Platform Provider) and has the platform, talent, management, and history to be the dominant player in this space.

3 Our Business …

4 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 The Next Wave The next explosive scientific and technology inflection point is occurring as researchers leverage any network – including the Internet – as their primary e-research and collaboration conduit. Early 1980s Mid 1990s 2000 and beyond Proprietary Systems Single Lab Inflection point 1 Technology at the ‘Point’ of Research Scientific Enterprise Distributed LAN’s 1:many e-research Research-based adaptive Sys. Intelligent Collaboration Sys. Inflection point 2 The Internet & e-research e-research platforms Anywhere, Anytime Collaboration Internet leverage

5 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 New Needs Create New Leaders Internet leverage Early 1980s Mid 1990s 2002 and beyond Research PAIN POINT (TCO) The Pain Point! High Cost Silo’s of Research Leveraging Resources Limited Collaboration No research-centric technology solutions dominate the e-research space (yet!) Scientific Enterprise ‘Higher Order’ research Distributed Mainstream researcher Generic systems Technology enabled Single Lab The Lab Lab-based Proprietary systems Proprietary content e-research platforms BigSur 3.0 e-research platform 1:many Research community Adaptive Technology-centric Anytime, Any Device

6 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Competitive Landscape No research-centric technology solutions dominate the e-research space (yet!) Adaptive Orientation Progressive Utilization Science Tools NASA’s ECS “Version 0”

7 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Static Becomes Dynamic eScienceHubs TM enable researchers to create a secure yet collaborative space where all members of the scientific enterprise can interact in real-time. Science Tools LaRC JPL UCB DAAC SCF’s

8 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Our Mission Managing the Scientific Enterprise Science Tools' core mission is to provide a scientific knowledge platform to intuitively manage the pursuit of scientific research and the associated scientific enterprise.

9 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Our ‘Value Proposition’ Science Tools provides a ‘Science-Centric Platform’ using a proven methodology to intuitively conduct science in a way that connects researchers, their research community and the public… … a technology-centric solution for the computational unification of science where all researchers can interact – in real-time.

10 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Our Advantage Research Processing Research Results Methodologies Scientific Community

11 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Poised for Growth NASA funds Sequoia Research 19911993 1993 ‘BigSur’ Project Started 1997 ‘BigSur’ ver. 1.0 Commercial Release 20001998 2002 ‘BigSur’ ver. 3.0 The Archivist 1.0 STJC 1.0 2002 1998 Science Tools Incorporates 2000 ‘BigSur’ 2.0 joins NASA’s ‘New-DISS’ 1997

12 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Our Philosophy Technology for Science must focus on... Adaptive-Orientation Progressive-Utilization Database-Centrism Meta-data Management The Architecture for Real Distributed Scientific Research

13 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Our Products BigSur – A platform for managing the Scientific Enterprise –As a product: In commercial production since 1997 –As a platform: Used as the foundation to offer our products & services The Archivist TM – An object management service –Built as a ‘service’ on BigSur –Offers disaster recovery services – BigSur related or otherwise –Provides daily management of disk space Java API – A ‘Class Factory’ SDK for custom expansion –Enables ‘rapid’ application development STJC TM – Science Tools’ Java Connection –Enhanced Java security –Named database connectivity –Resource, Seat, and Mode-based license management

14 The BigSur System TM

15 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Why BigSur? The BigSur System was created to make Scientific Research easier and produce better results through the power of technology. The BigSur System TM was created to make Scientific Research easier and produce better results through the power of technology.

16 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 The BigSur Perspective Modern Science is all about managing data and processing… …The BigSur System provides the natural solution - …The BigSur System TM provides the natural solution - A fully distributed, database-centric model for Science

17 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 In the words of … “Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; … … humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; but together they are powerful beyond imagination.” (yes, he really said that) Technology Perspective…

18 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Perspectives A Good Scientific System Should…...learn the ways of the researcher......utilize all existing software... …provide for robust connectivity… …and not choke when content gets really really big!...

19 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Perspectives A Good Scientific System Should NOT… …wed itself to standards that become stale... - or - …make needless assumptions that limit capability... - or - …force use of components that aren’t otherwise useful...

20 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 The BigSur System TM BigSur provides a technology-centric, fully integrated “end-to-end” research system for the Scientific Enterprise STDB TM The Archivist TM Object Metadata Objects Roles & Permissions Templates

21 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 The BigSur System TM ArchieveDB TM STDB TM GeoDB TM Relational Engine NOS (UNIX, NT Win2K) Meta Mgr. DPS Java API SDK The Archivist TM The Publisher TM Knowledge Mgr. Resources MedDB TM STJC TM -ODBC -JDBC php Apache iiS -HTTP -XML Monitor

22 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Key Elements BigSur provides a complete end-to-end solution: Scientific Notebook Scientific Notebook Secure Collaboration Tools Secure Collaboration Tools Publishing System Publishing System ‘The Archivist’ (available separately) ‘The Archivist TM ’ (available separately) Multi-dimensional arrays Multi-dimensional arrays Multi-variate Point Operations Multi-variate Point Operations Distributed Scientific Object and Process Management Distributed Scientific Object and Process Management

23 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Key Benefits BigSur was designed for: BigSur was designed for: –Adaptive-Orientation –Progressive-Utilization –Meta-data Management –Database Centrism In addition, BigSur is a part of NASA’s “New-DISS”

24 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Scientific Defensibility BigSur tracks how objects are created, Recorded details include: –Process definition, and source code –Argument values used –Parent data-sets therefore, the complete lineage is known. If questions arise, or problems discovered, not only can the details be traced, but processing can be repeated with corrected parents.

25 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 BigSur 3.0 and EOSDIS BigSur supports the key objectives of EOSDIS BigSur supports the key objectives of EOSDIS –Unified / simplified access to Earth Science data –Prompt access to ALL levels of data / documentation –Enables a distributed community of Earth scientists to interact and collaborate – Anywhere, Anytime –Responsive to users needs –Capable of evolving, growing, and adapting (EOSDIS - NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System)

26 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 BigSur 3.0 and EOSDIS BigSur supports the functional objectives of the Scientific Data Processing Segment of the ECS BigSur supports the functional objectives of the Scientific Data Processing Segment of the ECS Integral component of the Science Data Processing Segment Integral component of the Science Data Processing Segment –Provides database-centric support for data product - search, ordering, processing, archiving and distribution –Provides common user services Data accessData access Meta-data managementMeta-data management ToolkitsToolkits –Access services for the EOSDIS Science / User Community EOS investigatorsEOS investigators Non-EOS affiliated science usersNon-EOS affiliated science users ‘Other’ users as specified‘Other’ users as specified (ECS - NASA’s EOSDIS Core System)

27 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 The BigSur System TM Overview The Database Processing Publishing Archiving Applications

28 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 The Database STDB TM - the Science Tools Database –A robust core schema, common to all BigSur databases –Discipline-specific extensions provide flexibility –Includes special ‘environment variable’ management GeoDB TM - provides geospatial (FGDC / SAIF) features for earth sciences, including r-tree indexing MedDB TM - provides DICOM and study-based features for medical disciplines ArchiveDB TM - a schema dedicated to archival

29 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Processing The Distributed Processing System - DPS DPS utilizes daemons which dispatch computational jobs DPS Daemons look to STDB TM for work: The Demand Engine - DPS-DE TM The Eager Engine - DPS-EE TM

30 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Publishing The Publisher TM – the data transport engine between collaborators and ‘other’ users of data products Publishing can be performed as a part of processing Publishing can be done by our Publisher daemon Moves data, metadata, or both Configurable and customizable

31 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Archiving The Archivist TM – the data security and high- performance data management engine that works efficiently with all storage facilities. Items are placed in an archive whenever desired - typically at either creation or ingest. The Archivist TM may be used separately. Archivist components are integrated into The BigSur System TM for complete continuity.

32 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Applications Applications - We offer a three tined fork: Our JAVA API toolkit - “Developer pack” - eliminates the need to know about the database design. SQL access is available in ODBC, JDBC and ad-hoc “Codeless application development” tools from our partners: –Informix’s VISIONARY –Scopeland Software’s Scopeland 2000 2.1 ScienceMaster - a Visionary application for BigSur management And, the publishing system can move results into a web-site or other application domain.

33 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Summary The BigSur System TM makes Science easier: Centralized knowledge of the scientific process Automated processing – remembers how your work is done Archiving – protects your assets Publishing – gets your work to those who need it Improved resource utilization & performance Integration of existing resources Complements other Commercial Off-The-Shelf systems Standards independence – won’t get stale with version changes Defense of Scientific Results

34 The Science Tools Java Connection TM

35 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 STJC TM - What is it? The Science Tools Java Connection tool answers three distinct needs. The Science Tools Java Connection TM tool answers three distinct needs. to secure them on the system they’re running on to secure them on the system they’re running on to protect connection information for databases they talk to to protect connection information for databases they talk to to provide for licensing requirements to provide for licensing requirements

36 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Java Security - on the local system ‘Limited’ implementation by Sun Microsystems ‘Limited’ implementation by Sun Microsystems –network security vs. local security Meets intent of “B-1” certification security level Meets intent of “B-1” certification security level

37 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Java Security - protecting database information Database security and protection Database security and protection –Hide it … yet use it! ODBC/JDBC compatible ODBC/JDBC compatible

38 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 Java Security - license management Clients may create their own license-protected resources Named-Resource Protection Named-Resource Protection –Options for limiting scope –Options for limiting numbers of users –Without any extra tools License Management License Management –Public-domain encryption –License key generation

39 Science Tools Corporation 4200 Park Boulevard #151, Oakland CA 94602 - (510) 567-9957 STJC TM : Improved Security for Java Java Security Java Security –STJC improves confidence that application programs aren’t spoofed. –STJC TM improves confidence that application programs aren’t spoofed. Named database connection Named database connection –Provides for use of sensitive database information without disclosure. License Management License Management –Provides license management at the application level. –Provides named-resource protection.


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