1. Introduction — GeoMesa 2.0.2 Manuals

GeoMesa is an Apache licensed open source suite of tools that enables large-scale geospatial analytics on cloud and distributed computing systems, letting you manage and analyze the huge spatio-temporal datasets that IoT, social media, tracking, and mobile phone applications seek to take advantage of today.

GeoMesa does this by providing spatio-temporal data persistence on top of the Accumulo, HBase, and Cassandra distributed column-oriented databases for massive storage of point, line, and polygon data. It allows rapid access to this data via queries that take full advantage of geographical properties to specify distance and area. GeoMesa also provides support for near real time stream processing of spatio-temporal data by layering spatial semantics on top of the Apache Kafka messaging system.