Based on our long-standing experience in building flexible, heavy-lifting services we have naturally been asked to contribute to standardization. Today, we are engaged in key standardization bodies establishing widely adopted industry standards.

We have created the ISO SQL datacube standard, SQL/MDA, as well as the OGC spatio-temporal datacube standards suite, WCS.

On September 17, 2014 rasdaman CEO Dr. Peter Baumann receives OGC's prestigious Kenneth Gardels Award. From the laudatio: We wish to express our deep appreciation for the extraordinary contribution you have made to the OGC community and to people around the world who are the ultimate beneficiaries of improvements in the development, management and use of geoscientific data. Devoting your time and bringing your dedication, expertise, critical thinking and leadership to OGC working groups has resulted in significant and enduring advances in technical standards. The value you've created has been leveraged, and the OGC's work overall has been leveraged, through your active participation in other standards bodies, expert groups, councils and commissions. We thank you for this collaborative work, for it benefits us all.



  • ISO/IEC JTC1 / SC32 / WG3 SQL: initiator and editor of the adopted SQL/MDA standard
  • ISO/IEC JTC1 / WG9 Big Data
  • TC211 / WG6 Geographic information/Geomatics - Imagery: OGC liaison for adoption of OGC coverage and WCS standards


Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)




Research Data Alliance (RDA)


Open-Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Past activities:


Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

  • member, OGC Architectural Board (OAB)


World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C)