Many of our blogs have focused on unleashing the power of the edge by shifting decision making from the cloud to the field. They have focused on what is possible, what is coming in the future, and how this can help businesses make faster and smarter decisions.
On the plains of Eastern Colorado about 50 miles southeast of our office in Denver isAuthentic Drilling Inc. Authentic Drilling was started a couple years ago by Sherri Meicklejohn, an entrepreneurial and visionary businesswoman who has developed one of the more innovative drilling companies in the US. Authentic Drilling offers a wide variety of geotechnical, environmental and exploration drilling services and provides best of class equipment and expertise. They are known for challenging projects such as winching rigs off the side of a dam to measure the underlying soil and rock composition, and for drilling into abandoned coal fields to assess and extinguish underground methane fires. Their fleet of rigs includes a mix of compressors, remote control and drivable rigs, semi tractors and support trucks. In an effort to maximize their time in the field, Sherri and her team are constantly optimizing their equipment, training and methods.
Though HarperDB is a database and not an application company, we often find ourselves building templates for partners to prove the value of edge and distributed computing. Our partners then leverage these templates to develop custom solutions to meet the specific needs of their clients. One of our most successful templates supports mobile asset management using edge computing, collection and data analysis. Although there are many point solutions on the market today for“fleet management,” including some from the major telecom providers, this template is resonating withour clients and partners who are willing to deploy a more custom solution that fits into their environment and better supports their specific business processes.
If you’ve made it to this blog you’ve probably heard the term“persistent” thrown around with ETL,and are curious about what they really mean together. Extract, Transform, Load(ETL) is the generic concept of taking data from one or more systems and placing it in another system, often in a different format. Persistence is just a fancy word for storing data. Simply put, persistent ETL isadding a storage mechanism to an ETL process. That pretty much covers the what, but the why is much more interesting…