Pantex deploys Denodo to strengthen nuclear security

Denodo Technologies, a Palo Alto, California-based data virtualization company, announced on Wednesday that B&W Pantex deployed the Denodo Platform in its facility to enhance nuclear security.

Denodo said that B&W Pantex, which is the prime contractor for management and operations of the Texas-based Pantex Plant, deployed the platform to enable secure and agile delivery of weapon lifecycle information to scientists, engineers and other users. B&W Pantex is the production integrator for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and the nuclear deterrent provider for the U.S. Department of Defense.

"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," Stefanie Elsea, the program information technologist at B&W Pantex, said. "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."

A data virtualization solution from Denodo Technologies will serve as the foundation for the Integrated Digital Environment, an important part of the NNSA's Product Realization Integrated Digital Enterprise program. The PRIDE program is a multi-year initiative meant to support operations and new development on multiple applications to securely deliver weapon product lifecycle information across different facilities.

Denodo said that its data virtualization tool helped Pantex to realize a 15 percent return on investment in three months of running in production.

"Pantex is an excellent example of how data virtualization can help organizations improve their overall performance and efficiencies," Angel Vina, the founder and CEO of Denodo Technologies, said. "As the only company committed to help customers leverage data virtualization as an abstraction layer across broad use case patterns, we look forward to helping B&W Pantex derive increasing value from their data virtualization efforts and continue to generate demonstrable (return on investment)."

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