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ObjectBox now runs on the EdgeX Foundry IoT Edge Platform. Utilizing ObjectBox’ speed and ease of use, EdgeX users can now compute millions of data points on the edge with minimal latency. ObjectBox’ small footprint of less than 1MB makes the database uniquely optimized for high performance on IoT edge devices and gateways, as well as fog nodes. Combining the speed and size advantages of ObjectBox on the EdgeX platform, we empower companies to analyze more data locally on the machine, faster than ever before.

As an object oriented database, ObjectBox is the perfect solution for structuring data within complex data models, from artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, as well as image recognition software that is beginning to be used more commonly on the edge.

With ObjectBox-backed EdgeX we’re bringing the efficiency, performance and small footprint of ObjectBox to all EdgeX applications. It is fully compatible, so you can use it as a drop-in replacement. And if you call against existing REST or Go EdgeX APIs, you do not need to change the code. Our version is based on the latest sources leading to  EdgeX 1.0, which is scheduled for June. And once EdgeX 1.0 is finalized, we will be ready to upgrade the ObjectBox Edition to 1.0 right away.

Get started with ObjectBox EdgeX

The simplest way to get started is to fetch the latest docker-compose.yml and start the containers:

You can check the status of your running services by going to http://localhost:8500/. At this point, you have the REST services running at their respective ports, available to access from your EdgeX applications.

Find more details and sources in our GitHub repo at  https://github.com/objectbox/edgex-objectbox.

If you’re new to EdgeX, you can visit the EdgeX Foundry IoT Edge Platform home page to find out more.

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Last not least, we are always happy to hear from you. Post any questions you may have on stack overflow tagged ObjectBox. Please share your thoughts on ObjectBox EdgeX with us via TwitterFacebook, or Mail (contact [at] objectbox . io).

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