RAMADDA, the Repository for Archiving, Managing and Accessing Diverse DAta, was originally developed at the Unidata Program Center and is now an Open Source project managed by Geode Systems, LLC. RAMADDA is a full-featured scientific data management system, allowing you to store virtually any type of scientific data, manage access to and sharing of the data, and generate quick visualizations of many data types. You can both add and access data remotely over the network. RAMADDA acts as a repository for data you collect, a mechanism to share data with project colleagues, and an easy way to publish data for wide access when you are ready. Robust access controls let you control who can view or retrieve your data at any point in your project's lifecycle.
Unidata continues to be actively involved with the RAMADDA community in numerous ways:
- RAMADDA is tightly integrated with the IDV, providing a simple yet powerful way to browse and select data from a wide variety of data sources from within the IDV's graphical user interface.
- Unidata's Teaching Resources project relies on RAMADDA not only to make resources hosted at the Unidata Program Center available, but to make resources hosted at university sites easy to find and use.
- Creating a data management workflow for your scientific project? Unidata recommends evaluating whether a RAMADDA server can play a role in making your project data accessible during and after your project.
- Unidata's Motherlode RAMADDA server makes a wide selection of observational data and forecast model output easily available for download even if you're not using the IDV for visualization.