As we talk with clients about their challenges, the topic invariably turns to Industry 4.0. This is interesting to me because it’s a largely generalized concept and while there are many reasons companies want to implement Industry 4.0,one main reason is FOMO. If you are under the age of 30 then FOMO is probably a standard phrase, luckily I have college-aged kids who happen tohang out with their parents on occasion so I can understand their lingo. FOMO or Fear of Missing Out seems to be a recurring theme as we speak to executives about Industry 4.0
According to Wikipedia,“Polyglot persistence is the concept of using different data storage technologies to handle different data storage needs within a given software application.” James Serra, in his blog writes, “Polyglot Persistence is a fancy term to mean that when storing data, it is best to use multiple data storage technologies, chosen based upon the way data is being used by individual applications or components of a single application. Different kinds of data are best dealt with different data stores. “
Recently at HarperDB, we have been performing some proof of concept projects which demonstrate the ability to consume, process and distribute sensor data directly on the edge and in many cases directly on these actual devices. Some of the projects are with clients while there are others that we undertake ourselves for R&D. In the past month we have integrated a variety of sensors with HarperDB including GPS and OBD2 sensors for vehicles, and high performance electrical relays for industrial plants. The projects all have the same workflows and similar outcomes - collect high frequency sensor data, perform filtering and analytics directly on the edge and provide real-time pertinent events directly to end users. The edge database capabilities of HarperDB provide a platform for edge computing and analytics - allowing companies to keep up with the explosion of sensors and data.