Working with real-time data is fundamentally different from how most people are using the cloud right now...
Georgetown, Ontario (PRWEB) November 03, 2011
Cogent Real-Time Systems announces the launch of a blog, Real-Time Cloud, to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to putting real-time data into cloud-based systems, particularly for industrial and embedded applications. The blog will discuss the technical practicalities, best practices, and business realities facing executives, managers, and engineers who are looking to benefit from this new stage in the evolution of computing.
"We have a natural interest in cloud computing," said Andrew Thomas, President of Cogent, "and we believe that an open, public dialog is the best way to produce real progress in that space. Working with real-time data is fundamentally different from how most people are using the cloud right now, and it will require different technical approaches, and possibly new business models as well. The purpose of this blog is to share our thinking and open the discussion about cloud computing and real-time systems."
Cogent has been working in the field of real-time data communications and middleware for over 15 years, and has launched such innovative products as the Cascade DataHub for networking Excel spreadsheets, the OPC DataHub to provide OPC tunnelling and network connectivity for OPC-based applications, and most recently, the Cogent DataHub and DataHub WebView to support web- and cloud-based visualization of data from real-time and embedded systems.
The Real-Time Cloud blog will discuss some of the technical decisions behind these innovations, as well as challenges yet to be dealt with. Its purpose is to look at the issues and opportunities relevant to system integrators, engineers, and managers of industrial and embedded applications for deriving the full benefit of cloud-based systems, while avoiding any potential pitfalls.
Founded in 1995, Cogent Real-Time Systems provides proven middleware products to enable real-time data integration and distribution for industrial, embedded, and financial systems. Customers include Siemens, ABB, Honeywell, IBM, GE, Statoil, Goodyear, BASF, Cadbury Chocolate, and the Bank of Canada. Cascade DataHub, Cogent DataHub, and DataHub WebView are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Cogent Real-Time Systems Inc.