MERIDIAN Data Grid is the comprehensive automation platform for building a secure, distributed infrastructure that manages data via dynamic policies and machine- based learning rather than manual administration.

Built on the extensible iRODS architecture and hardened for over 20 years in the scientific community, Meridian Controllers implement a Data Control Plane (DCP) that governs all aspects of data ingest, access, protection, encryption, integrity and auditing, both internal and external to the federated grid architecture.

Meridian simplifies numerous challenges presented by the tidal wave of data including: ML-based and user-input metadata, file aging and media rotation, policy enforcement across disparate systems, and global search using file names, meta-tags or inferred data characteristics.