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Joint Effort Creates Big Data Analysis System

April 10, 2013

Ilmenau University and Objectivity have combined the InfiniteGraph database with motion sensing technologies to enable new analytics and sensor data processing for healthcare, advertising, and business applications.

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY /Marketwired/ -- Objectivity Inc. and the Database and Information Systems group of Ilmenau University of Technology unveiled their collaboratively developed solution for a gesture-based traversal of InfiniteGraph, the "only massively scalable, real-time distributed graph database," at the BTW 2013 in Magdeburg. The combination of technologies, gesture control, and graph databases represents a breakthrough in the development of interactive applications for processing and visualization of large structured and linked data. The resulting opportunities for interactive analysis of data opens new perspectives in behavioral advertising, physical therapy, gaming, and gesture-based business analytics, modeling, and presentation.

In a live demonstration at BTW 2013, the 15th GI-Symposium Database Systems for Business, Technology and Web, the solution was awarded "Best Demo Award." For the demonstration, the user traversed the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) using gestures. These gestures are detected using Complex Event Processing in the data stream management system AnduIN, where AnduIN processes data provided by Microsoft's Kinect camera. Gestures are defined in AnduIN with a declarative SQL-like language and can be adapted or replaced at run-time.

"It will be interesting to see how industry will adapt to innovations in the field of Big Data," said Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Sattler of Ilmenau University of Technology. "Our solution will herald a field of gesture-based applications. With a stable, scalable technology like InfiniteGraph, we can gain access to critical motion data analysis in an easy, natural, intuitive, and visual way."

Motion sensing devices like Microsoft's Kinect offer an alternative to traditional computer input devices like keyboards and mice. Graph databases can naturally interpret gesture control for traversing graphs, using defined swiping, pointing, or pushing gestures, and navigation inside graphs can easily be replaced by intuitive and natural gestures. InfiniteGraph is a reliable, scalable, and distributed graph database able to persist and traverse complex relationships. This combination allows for gesture-based analysis in multiple areas, including:

  • Advertising
  • Healthcare
  • Business Analytics
  • Gaming

"This is just the beginning of an incredible breakthrough for real-time discovery applications power by InfiniteGraph," said Jay Jarell President and CEO of Objectivity. "With this project, we are pushing Big Data to the ends of innovation and really exploring the capabilities of real-time and Graph analytics. It's great to partner with Ilmenau's bright minds to actively showcase the value of Big Data.

About Ilmenau University
The Ilmenau University of Technology is a German public research university located in Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany. It was founded in 1894, contains five academic departments (faculties), and has about 7200 undergraduate students. Research and education at Ilmenau University of Technology is focused on engineering, with strong links natural sciences and economics. It is the only university in the federal state of Thuringen with the title "Technische Universitat". Today's university began life in 1894 as the Thuringisches Technikum, a private training college. This took on the status of Hochschule fur Elektrotechnik before becoming the Technische Hochschule, and in 1992 it was accorded the title of Technische Universitat.

About Objectivity
Since 1988, Objectivity Inc. has been an enterprise NoSQL leader, helping customers harness the power of Big Data. Our leading edge technologies: InfiniteGraph, The Distributed Graph Database and Objectivity/DB, a distributed and scalable object management database, enable organizations to discover hidden relationships for improved Big Data analytics and develop applications with significant time-to-market advantages and technical cost savings, achieving greater return on data-related investments.

Objectivity Inc. is committed to our customers' success, with representatives worldwide. Our clients include AWD Financial, CUNA Mutual, Draeger Medical, Ericsson, McKesson, IPL, Siemens, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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