# // EARTH DATA ANALYTICS SERVICE (EDAS)

### BIG DATA ANALYTICS FRAMEWORK

Please note, EDAS is currently unavailable due to a hardware problem. We expect the service to be back online by August 29, 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

As the availability and volume of Earth data grow, researchers spend more time downloading and processing their data than doing science. The NCCS has developed the Earth Data Analytics Service (EDAS), a high-performance big data analytics framework built on Dask/xarray, to allow researchers to leverage our compute power to analyze large datasets located at the NCCS through a web-based interface, thereby eliminating the need to download the data.

EDAS provides access to a suite of “canonical operations”—min, max, sum, difference, average, root mean square, anomaly, and standard deviation— that researchers can combine to develop various workflows. EDAS uses a dynamic caching architecture, a custom framework, and a streaming parallel in-memory workflow for efficiently processing huge datasets within limited memory spaces at interactive response times. These operations and datasets can be accessed via a Web Processing Service (WPS) API using applications written by the user.

EDAS allows users to compute close to the data. Performance tests of commonly used workflows produced results 15 to 50 times faster than standard tools in our environment. EDAS is a local NCCS implementation of the Earth System Grid Federation's (ESGF) Compute Working Team (CWT) project to expose ESGF distributed compute resources via an API and a set of analytical operations.

# // AVAILABLE OPERATIONS

The NCCS has created a set of operations available through EDAS:

Operation Type | Description | EDAS Kernel Name or Workflow |
---|---|---|

Min | Computes the minimum of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.min |

Max | Computes the maximum of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.max |

Sum | Computes the sum of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.sum |

Difference | Computes the point-by-point differences of pairs of arrays | xarray.eDiff |

Average | Computes the area-weighted average of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.ave |

Mean | Computes the unweighted average of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.mean |

Variance | Computes the variance of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.var |

Median | Computes the median of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.med |

Normalization | Normalizes input arrays by centering (computing anomaly) and then dividing by the standard deviation along the given axes | xarray.norm |

Anomaly | Centers the input arrays by subtracting off the mean along the given axes | xarray.anomaly |

Standard Deviation | Computes the standard deviation of the array elements along the given axes | xarray.std |

Decycle | Removes the seasonal cycle from the temporal dynamics | xarray.decycle |

Lowpass | Smooths the input arrays by applying a 1D convolution (lowpass) filter along the given axes | xarray.lowpass |

Detrend | Detrends input arrays by subtracting the result of applying a 1D convolution (lowpass) filter along the given axes | xarray.detrend |

Teleconnection | Produces teleconnection map by computing covariances at each point (in roi) with location specified by 'lat' and 'lon' parameters | xarray.telemap |

EoF | Computes PCs and EOFs along the time axis | xarray.eof |

Filter | Filters input arrays, currently only supports subsetting by month(s) | xarray.filter |

Cache | Cache kernel used to cache input rois for low latency access by subsequest requests | xarray.cache |

Subset | NoOp kernel used to return(subsetted) inputs | xarray.subset |

NoOp | NoOp kernel used to output intermediate products in workflow | xarray.noop |

Run this WPS GetCapabilities call to get a dynamic list of operations https://edas.nccs.nasa.gov/wps/cwt?request=GetCapabilities

# // USING EDAS

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