Big EDI

Thingness

Graph databases hold the key to master data management and making strategic use of the Internet of Things.

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Big EDI

Big EDI

We provide developers the tools they need to query and analyze EDI messages in a big data platform.

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Hivecell

Hivecell

We are building small servers for big data. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it is the next logical breakthrough.

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Hardware Lab opened in Lviv, Ukraine

We are proud to announce launch of the Hardware Lab in Lviv, Ukraine. We were lucky to get a team of Senior engineers with 20+ years experience in PCB design, Schematics, FPGA programming, Boards design and prototyping to join our team and work on our projects. We are looking forward to form center of expertise […]

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Sensor fusion: the importance of time

Sampling rates All sensors sample at an independent rate. Stated another way, different sensors generate a signal at different times and at different intervals. Some sensors such as scanners create a signal of a specific duration. Figure 1 shows conceptual the relationship between the sample times of five different sensors. The signals from the sensors […]

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New office opened in Lviv, Ukraine

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new development office in Lviv, Ukraine, and Volodymyr Kondratenko as the director of Ricker Lyman Ukraine. Lviv is a beautiful city near the Polish border, rich in character and history. Engineers in Lviv are able to overlap four hours of their workday with New York. A […]

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The end of systems

In the Industrial Age, machines were mechanical creations. Force of wheels, belts, cogs, levers and pressure valves controlled the action and response of machines. There were mechanical decision makers of sort, with check safety valves, throttles and regulators, but most advanced control was in the hands of a human operator who monitored pressure and spring […]

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Sensor fusion: the importance of position and attitude

System topology The following figure shows an imaging sensor and its dependencies on a rotational encoder, a global positioning system (GPS) and an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The imaging sensor has an internal coordinate system. The imaging sensor is attached to a rotating arm. A rotational encoder provides an observation of the arm’s position. We […]

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Linear scalability

Infrastructure is rarely linearly scalable. To be truly linear, there should be means to increase the capacity of the infrastructure in a straight line. There always seems to be a sunk cost, that is, there always seems to be a step function in the graph. Take blade servers as an example. In concept, blade servers […]

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Big barrier to learning big data technology

There is a big barrier to learning big data technology such as Hadoop. With most new technology, a developer just downloads the software to his laptop and starts hacking. You can’t do that with Hadoop. It requires a minimum of four servers to work properly. Most developers do not have four servers lying around that […]

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Software has changed, hardware has not

Computer hardware has undergone several evolutions. It began with the room size monsters such as ENIAC. Mainframes have been with us since the 1950s. Minicomputers arrived in the mid-1960s. Microcomputers came in the late 1970s and expanded greatly in the 1980s. Blade servers arrived in 2001. As the hardware changed, the approach to programming changed […]

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Fundamental theory of sensor fusion

The objective of sensor fusion is to determine that the data from two or more sensors correspond to the same phenomenon. A sensor is an electromechanical device that translates the energy of a physical phenomenon into a signal. Examples of sensors are digital thermometers and video cameras. An actuator is an electromechanical device that translates […]

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