The Pantex Plant is the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) production integrator and provider of nuclear solutions for the U.S. Department of Energy. The company faced challenges with securely sharing weapons lifecycle data across multiple NNSA facilities, and this led to delays in projects as well as rising maintenance costs. As a result, NNSA established the PRIDE program to securely deliver weapon product lifecycle information to users spread across different sites in North America.
“Serving the Nuclear Security Enterprise through a highly reliable combination of people, processes, infrastructure and business systems, the Pantex Plant is charged with securing America by providing services that focus on four core missions: national security, nuclear explosive operations, nuclear material operations, and high explosive operations. With a long-term mission of safely and securely maintaining the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and dismantling weapons retired by the military, our data virtualization strategy plays an important role in expediting projects by enabling fast and secure movement of data through different facilities.”
Stefanie Elsea, Program Information Technologist, B&W Pantex
Download this document to learn how Pantex leveraged the Denodo Platform to set up virtual data marts for downstream users and to feed IBM Data Stage Extract Transform Load (ETL) processes for loading data into the data warehouse.
Pantex has announced that with the help of the Denodo Platform it has managed to securely deliver weapon life cycle information with minimal replication to engineers, scientists and other users.