Actian has announced new multi-platform editions of the industry leading Actian Zen Embedded database solution family designed to address the demanding scale-down and scale-out requirements of data-centric IoT solutions. Actian claims that this will provide the industry with the first enterprise-ready embedded database solution that works across gateways and edge devices. Also, the developers will have a smooth experience of moving data across the enterprise.
As per the sources, this technology will tackle the problem of dealing with multiple databases and data management solutions on each application. Previously, this was done through custom data transformation and integration code for each data segment. Also, this will deliver a common data type and file format across multiple platforms. This compensates for customized Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) and integration codes.
“IoT environments often suffer from being highly fragmented and disjointed, and there is certainly a market need to bring some data unification to these IoT systems. With Actian’s history in the database and data management space and with its recent Zen IoT offering, the company is positioned well to focus on the fragmented nature of IoT deployments, leading to reduced friction and better performance overall,” said Jim Curtis, Senior Analyst for the Data Platforms and Analytics Channel at 451 Research.
The Actian Zen database family has added two new platforms, Actian Zen IoT Server and Actian Zen IoT Core. The Actian Zen IoT Server will enable the developers target low-cost platforms like Raspberry Pi for addressing edge and gateway applications. Actian Zen IoT Core features an embeddable runtime library that can be incorporated into mobile device applications.
Action Zen is devoted towards increasing the speed of development for benefiting the developers. The flagship Integrated School Management Platform will provide more time to develop and deliver innovative platform updates for the customers. Zen IoT Core will help formulate the mobile application, Pluriportail. This application will remove the custom ETL code and extend the offline capabilities.
Taction Zen zero-dba, SQL and NoSQL, embeddable, nano-footprint database will be focusing on business critical applications in non-IT environments. Actian powers the enterprise IoT ecosystem via Vector high performance scale out analytics, Actian X and DataConnect integration hub premise and cloud solution. Actian X is claimed to be industry’s first native enterprise hybrid database.