Nirvana's solution for the oil & gas utilizes storage from EMC ideally suited to the application environment, while also accomodating legacy storage products and supporting a wide range of common current and future storage alternatives and ILM schemes. Content management capabilities are provided EMC Documentum. MetaCarta's Geographical Text Search (GTS) is in turn integrated with ESRI software.
Nirvana serves as the infrastructure and enables the federation of locations, data, and storage types into collaborative working groups. The solution serves both data users and Administrators. From a user's perspective, there is no change in workflow or in interfaces unless necessary to improve productivity. Users more readily adopt a solution presented within a familiar environment, so applications and interfaces are all based on familiar ESRI software such as ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcSDE, and ArcIMS.