Thinking of my previous blog about our long-term customer in the oil and gas industry got me walking down memory lane regarding other customers, this time one in building automation, which I was involved with in the early days of Objectivity.
This customer has a long history with Objectivity during which it has grown through various corporate and technology acquisitions in several different countries. Although their automation system has evolved over time, Objectivity/DB has remained as the persistent object store at the heart of it.
The system monitors networks of sensors for heating, air conditioning and ventilation, fire detection, intrusion, and other equipment. The main goals of the system are the following: provide investment protection well into the future while protecting past investments; support expanding needs as new technology trends in information, communication and building automation emerge; and ensure compatibility across a wide range of equipment from many different suppliers. Deployments of the system range from single buildings to large distributed campuses and airports.
We are at the cusp of the golden age of Fast Data. As more and more organizations deploy massive sensor networks, there is a growing imperative to better leverage increasing volumes of data from sensor networks to provide timely insight and improve business operations. At the same time, a recent McKinsey & Co report on the Internet of Things (“Internet of Things: Mapping the Value Beyond the Hype”) points out that in some industries, less than 1% of data from sensor networks is being utilized in discovering operational insights. This chasm between potential and real value can be bridged through improved streaming analytics tools, data fusion tools, and Hadoop-based enterprise data management systems to allow organizations to pursue new data strategies for creating greater value from IoT Fast Data streams.
As a marketing coordinator at Objectivity, I need to have certain qualities: strategic thinking, creativity, and attention to detail—especially when it comes to event planning.
One of the upcoming events that Objectivity will be attending is Strata + Hadoop World, which takes place Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in New York City. There are many action items to complete before the event starts, one of which is handling logistics. This process can be time-consuming, deciding which giveaways to order, which marketing materials to ship, and which exhibit setup is best suited for this event.