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Based on our vision to democratize 'big data' including earth observation data, Tellus has been born as Japan's big data platform which enable us to analyze them with cloud computing environment. The objective of Tellus is to use earth observation data to develop a new business market. Tellus can overlay multiple sources of satellite and terrestrial data, and provide a wide range of functions for accelerate new business initiation.

In General, it has been pointed out that one of Japan's drawbacks is to focus on hardware development too much and there is not 'user- friendly environment' enough for earth observation data utilization. The reason why industrial use has been extremely limited in is that the processing of satellite data requires a high level of expertise, as well as expensive processing equipment and software. We believe that Tellus can remove such barriers so that people can use earth observation data. To meet this objective, Tellus provides rich computing resources called 'Integrated Development Environment (IDE)' for data analysis and application development as well as earth observation and terrestrial data set.

From January 2020, we have launched Tellus version 2.0 with more earth observation data and terrestrial data that it used to have. One of biggest update for Tellus version 2.0 is to open 'Tellus Market' where is the commercial place for those who want to sell and buy the data, alcoholisms and applications called 'Tool' in Tellus.

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Overview of Tellus' service

Tellus is the big data platform to provide you with earth observation data set with IDE for data analysis and application development. Besides, Tellus also host training program on earth observation data handling, machine learning skills and the competition for algorism development so that the data scientist all over the world can join and show their skill set in Tellus. Through Tellus' owned media, 'Sorabatake', anyone can share the latest trend of space development inside and outside of Japan and lessons learned of big data utilization including earth observation data.

Tellus Platform

Tellus Platform

What is Tellus?

Tellus is Japan's first satellite data platform that can analyze satellite data on the cloud as part of the 'Project for Establishment of Open and Free Government Satellite Data and Business Environmental Arrangement for Data Utilization' operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Sakura internet started providing services from February 21, 2019. On June 28, Sakura released Version 1.1 with support for Jupyter Lab and R programming language, as well as the addition of new data.