Objectivity is another Silicon Valley firm working with databases and the like. Recently they debuted a new Hadoop-based product that addresses one of the looming challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT), that is “how to handle metadata management of big and fast streaming data.”

One of the challenges in tackling big streaming data is metadata management. Much of the unstructured and semi-structured data that flows across the IoT is not readily usable in its raw form. This interesting information came from Datanami in their article, “Tackling the MDM Challenge of Big Streaming Data.”

Objectivity hopes to address these challenges with ThingSpan, the new YARN-certified Hadoop application. Inspired by Objectivity’s success in the object-oriented database (Objectivity/DB) and graph database (InfiniteGraph) spaces–and borrowing technology from those two products—the new ThingSpan product is designed to keep customers’ IoT and streaming data projects, regardless of their structure.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.