Booz Allen selected to develop Army's Rainmaker common data fabric

By Jaspreet Gill / April 21, 2021 at 11:08 AM

The Army has chosen Booz Allen Hamilton to develop the service's Rainmaker solution, the company announced yesterday.

“Rainmaker is a common data fabric that will enable currently incompatible systems across joint mission spaces to seamlessly share, secure and synchronize data required to coordinate complex combat operations,” according to an April 20 company press release. “The solution is a foundational layer for the Department of Defense’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept that will enable data sharing across all U.S. military domains including land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.”

Booz Allen will create a data fabric based on an open systems architecture and common standards to allow for easily synchronized data across the Defense Department.

“The firm will provide a range of state-of-the-art data services including a distributed cloud architecture; a unified and harmonized cross-functional data store that includes advanced analytics framework that supports capabilities including machine learning; and APIs that use open standards to enable existing and new programs to ingest both batch and streaming, high-velocity data,” the press release states.