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The New Rise of Time Series Databases

The multi-billion-dollar Time Series Databases markets now find industry heavyweights vying for position in a once-quiet category.

Time series data storage and management has long been an interesting—if quiet—market category. It’s been a multi-billion-dollar business for years and a mainstay in process manufacturing plants since the 1980s.

2017 In Review

My favorite Christmas story is “The Grinch who Stole Christmas” and I am sad to say that I wasn’t able to find a Grinch sweater for our executive picture this year. Obviously, we found several festive options, but no Grinch. Maybe next year, in the meantime Happy Holidays!

Will the real AI please stand up?

CB Insights, an analyst firm focused on startups, is holding its Aha! conference in early December where it will unveil its list of the top “AI 100” companies. That’s right, CB Insights had to select “just” 100 AI companies claiming to use AI in their product. (More on CB Insights and their conference in the December blog.) With so much market noise, it’s no wonder the Gartner Hype Cycle (another analyst firm, for IT audiences) has “Machine Learning” and “Deep Learning” at the highest level of their July 2017 Technology Hype Cycle report, in the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” category.

Beyond the “Aha!"

Before a discussion of how Seeq is going “beyond the aha!”, a quick head’s up to let you know Seeq is now a Schneider Electric Wonderware Registered Partner.  This partnership is another milestone in our effort to support the broadest range of customer data sources, including options that span a dozen historians, relational data sources like Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, and open source systems for “big data.” 

You can hear a lot when you listen

Creating a great product requires careful listening. When we started the journey to create Seeq, the leadership team had decades of context and user input. Companies told us that they needed to get more value out of their data. "We know the answer is in the data, it's just too hard to find," for example. “We’re data rich and information poor,” was a common complaint. So, our intent was to address this market need by creating the best visual analytics application for process manufacturing data.

Progress on Azure

by Michael Risse

Seeq support for Microsoft, and Microsoft Azure specifically, took another step forward last week. On top of Seeq’s existing investments in Microsoft technologies, including Windows Server support, Active Directory integration, PowerBI and Excel export features, and SQL Server connectivity, Seeq has now added Azure Active Directory support and integration with Azure IoT Hub.