VoltDB Adds Geospatial Query Support to Fast Data Platform
The update includes geo-spatial query support for applications reliant on location for social and commercial interactions, like real-time ride sharing.VoltDB announced the availability of its newest release, VoltDB v6.0, a combination of an operational database with data ingest/export that now includes geo-spatial support. Version 6.0 builds on VoltDB’s in-memory massively parallel database architecture that scales transactions and analytics linearly while maintaining data consistency and high availability. The update includes geospatial query support for applications that rely on location for social and commercial interactions, such as real-time ride-sharing, IoT sensor data management, digital ad delivery, content delivery, geo-fencing applications and social media monitoring. "Geospatial data and analysis is one of those areas driving user engagement across all industries," Dennis Duckworth, director of product marketing for VoltDB, told eWEEK. "Our technology is pretty cutting edge so our customers tend to be innovators, and in particular are driving fast interaction based on fast data – an event comes in and they need to respond very quickly and accurately. That response gets that much more accurate or that much smarter when geo-spatial data can be incorporated into the decision process."
The latest version also includes improved fast data ingestion and export connections to broaden support for the Hadoop ecosystem. These include enhanced, built-in Kafka importers to simplify and speed application development and improve overall system reliability, and improved Elasticsearch exporters to enable extensive full-text searches on processed data in a VoltDB cluster.