ObjectBox Empowers Edge Computing in the Energy Industry
Digitalization: Applications that work offline, on the edge
By collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data, energy companies can improve efficiency, bring down OPEX costs, and safeguard against dangerous and expensive operative failures. Edge computing enables this digitalization in the form of intelligence and autonomy at the edge of energy grids. This distributed intelligence pushed out to the edge of the grid adds flexibility, resilience, and improves grid performance and management.
Sync Data on-site while offline and to a Central Instance when connected
Edge Computing makes use of the data on the devices it is created on, or very close by. Often at one site you have several devices that collect and use data. ObjectBox takes care data is available when needed, where needed by synchronizing data across devices, e.g. from sensors to gateways to a server or worker phones and tablets to machines and gateways. Often, some of that data needs to be accessible to multiple stakeholders located offsite, e.g. on a central company dashboard. With ObjectBox Sync, this essential data can be synchronized efficiently to the cloud or a central server when a connection is available, also taking care of flaky connections. By only syncing relevant data, companies can cut down on cloud costs, data transfer costs, and create a more sustainable and resilient computing paradigm.
Improve Data Interoperability Across Devices and Sites
One of the biggest challenges in digitization is the magnitude and variability of data collected. Therefore, many industries work on standardizing data formats, e.g. the Oli & Gas industry, to enable data exchange and interoperability while also improving data quality and preventing errors. ObjectBox further improves data interoperability with a database that can sit on a large variety of devices from sensors to gateways to phones, tablets, and servers. This unique support of devices enables companies to use the same code base across all their devices, enabling a faster go-to-market and better interoperability while also being able to reliably persist and synchronize data as needed.