Distributed Data Framework (DDF)

DDF is an open source, extensible data integration and content management framework. DDF provides a content management system and internal metadata catalog for publishing and indexing metadata. This allows for complex queries including geospatial, temporal, contextual, faceted, and Boolean logic. The DDF architecture is built from the ground up around security and flexibility. DDF deployments in the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), and International Intelligence communities promote collaborative use of discovered data by analysts to produce enhanced Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) products.


Alliance builds on the DDF solution to extend its ISR capabilities. Alliance integrates out-of-the-box with many known ISR data formats and service interfaces. Extensions include international support including interoperability with the Coalition Shared Dataserver (CSD). Alliance is an open source project.

Connexta Enterprise Agreement

A Connexta Enterprise Agreement subscription provides the services needed to operate DDF and Alliance-based systems reliably and securely in your mission critical environment. More than a software package, an Enterprise Agreement unlocks direct access to engineering expertise, security updates, and support tools unavailable elsewhere. The four subscription tiers are designed to address individual enterprise requirements. The tiers differ with the number of sensors and users and integration requirements.

Integration Support

Includes a team(s) dedicated to the integration of DDF and Alliance in your organization for strategic and enterprise nodes.

On-Site Support

Includes engineers dispatched to your site to assist with installation, configuration, and administration.

Technical Support

Includes 24/7 availability, unlimited incidents, and phone, email, and online collaboration.

Continuous Delivery

Always get critical updates including patches, bug fixes, and security updates.

Connexta Enterprise Agreement Subscription Tiers

The advantage of DDF and Alliance have been demonstrated over 5 years of deployment in operational environments. The extensive use of DDF has resulted in a stable baseline with continual improvements contributed from multiple organizations thereby lowering the overall cost

Tactical Node

Focuses on sources that have the potential to immediately influence your tactical decisions. The Enterprise Agreement at this tier is tailored to a smaller number of sources and users.

Operational Node

Enables decision-makers to better prioritize daily work schedules, build teams, and collaborate with outside organizations. Operational decisions include the policies to respond to tactical threats. The Enterprise Agreement at this tier is tailored to address the diverse sources and users required for planning.

Strategic Node

Integrated intelligence can be critically important to building support for the resources you will need to construct a strong defense. The strategic node requires stronger coordination and collaboration with other organizations. The Enterprise Agreement at this tier is tailored to a greater number of sources, users, and collaboration to support the executive view.

Enterprise Node

Addresses the need to discover and analyze the broadest number of sources and coordinate with the largest number of users. On-site support is the greatest for the enterprise node due to the diversity of sources and uses.