best practice pipeline data architecture for the industry
Since 1998, the PODS Data Model has been increasing safety and integrity of pipelines worldwide by providing pipeline operators with an enterprise database architecture that is comprehensive, open, vendor-neutral, highly-scalable, and proven.
PODS supports the growing and changing needs of the pipeline industry through ongoing development and maintenance of the Data Model and Standards. This is led by the Technical Committee on Governance, responsible for the strategic technical direction of PODS Association. The work, including debate, deliberation and resulting recommendations, is conducted through the assigned Project Teams and Work Groups.
3 Reasons to Choose PODS
1. Budget, Safety, & Planning
PODS lowers the risk, cost, and time required to implement a pipeline GIS. Maintaining a single pipeline data repository helps Pipeline Operators to improve the quality, quantity and timeliness of pipeline information managed.
PODS is an Open Standard, so you can choose software applications based on features, cost and usability. Multiple vendors may develop software products that interact with the PODS database. Pipeline Operators don’t have to be tied to a single vendor’s proprietary data model.
2. Industry Standards Workflow Efficiency
PODS promotes better business processes and workflow. You will experience reduced data transfer between software applications and multiple databases; clear, concise definitions; plus the ability to clearly delineate data ownership.
PODS Association Membership leverages a broad knowledge-base. As a PODS Association Member, you immediately become part of a global network of over 170 companies, associations and agencies to access a wealth of technical knowledge and experience from other PODS members. Members work collaboratively to develop and refine the PODS Pipeline Data Model.