The Local Data Manager (LDM) is Unidata's technology for "push" data transmission. Used to move data between computers on whenever a specified condition is met, the LDM is the technology that underlies Unidata's Internet Data Distribution system.
While the LDM is most commonly used to distribute data generated or collected at a central location to a network of other computers, the same technology can be used to collect data from a network of computers in a central location. For example, a observations from sensors in the field might be collected by one or more remote computers, and relayed to a central machine by the LDM for processing or archiving.
The LDM is designed to run on a UNIX workstation. The following specifications represent minimum platform requirements:
For information about the LDM, see Local Data Manager.