Ditto wants to help you sync critical data in real time, even without an internet connection

If fractured databases have ever created a headache for your business, Ditto may have the offline syncing tool you’ve been looking for.

Ditto Live
Image: DittoLive

Several years ago, MongoDB acquired database company Realm. That led coworkers Adam Fish and Max Alexander to strike out on their own to work on solving what they saw as a serious problem: How in the world do we create databases that are collaborative, mobile and able to stay synchronized even without access to the internet?

“If I’m standing next to you, why can’t I just send the data right to you versus going through the complexities of the internet?” Fish said that was only half the problem, though: What about when that database eventually needs to reach the internet to synchronize?

“In the end you’ve got this problem of having to try to move data quickly between two devices, they could be devices or servers,” Fish said. In short, the problem Fish and Alexander were trying to solve was latency issues in real-time collaboration. Specifically, those that happen when databases become unsynchronized.

SEE: Hiring Kit: Database engineer (TechRepublic Premium)

Ditto is the outcome of their efforts. Founded in 2018, Ditto is described on its website as “a real-time database for mobile, web, Internet of Things and server apps that can magically sync data with or even without the internet. With customers including Lufthasa, Japan Airlines, the U.S Air Force, SKO Systems and more, Ditto is more than just a startup pushing new “disruptive” tech.

See also  What developers value most about their positions

Ditto: Meshnet technology in action

Ditto’s technology is based on device-to-device syncing of locally-stored databases. It works by connecting peers using the same app via Bluetooth or local Wi-Fi and enables them to keep a database synchronized between them. If one person marks an inventory item as sold, everyone else’s database is updated immediately, so (hopefully) there aren’t any duplicate transactions.

If peer-to-peer, dynamic networking sounds like meshnet technology to you, you’re on the right track: Fish said that Ditto can absolutely be described as a mesh network. “[Ditto can] create connections with nearby devices and then those devices can in turn create additional connections,” Fish said.

Where Ditto differs from meshnet products and technology is that it is first and foremost a database. “We don’t want developers to worry about the network. We want them to just think about data. No one else [in the mesh networking space] had really looked at it from that approach,” Fish said.

Ditto addresses Bluetooth security issues by designing certificates right into its traffic. “Our security systems know which devices are which, and then they create an encrypted connection over whatever system they’re using.”

A surprising amount of use cases

Fish said that Ditto fills a gap that lots of knowledge workers don’t think about because the very nature of their jobs places them in front of a computer where all the tech they need is accessible in an environment designed for that level of accessibility. Not everyone has that sort of work situation, though.

“If you work in a factory, in an airline, at a live event, a restaurant or any similar situation, you don’t have that same technology at your fingertips [as a stationary worker]. I boil all these applications and use cases down to giving frontline workers the tools that we take for granted when sitting at a desk,” Fish said.

See also  Oracle Data Warehouse vs Redshift

One of the earliest adopters of Ditto has been airlines like JAL and Lufthansa, who have integrated Ditto tech into their customer applications and back-end software. Flight attendants can see via a Ditto-enabled app when a passenger has ordered a drink or meal, where they’re sitting, and immediately updates all Ditto-enabled devices to reflect that a passenger ordered whatever they chose.

SEE: Tech projects for IT leaders: How to build a home lab, automate your home, install Node-RED and more (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Also in the airline industry, Fish cited baggage handlers and other ground crew who are frequently moving in and out of areas with Wi-Fi or cellular coverage and are often handling equipment inside the bellies of airplanes, which do a lot to block data signals.

Similarly, cruise lines have been working with Ditto to integrate its tech as well. Fish told me of one company that is using Android devices to track when crew and passengers come aboard or leave the ship, and even track them as they wander about ports. All it takes is for a single Ditto user to be connected to a chain of other users, all the way back to the ship, which could keep up-to-the-minute changes synced to locally-stored databases, back to the ship’s onboard data center, and off to a cloud-based server if and when it has a connection.

It’s not hard to think of other use cases, either: Restaurants, machine shops, assembly lines, shipping warehouses or any other business with rapidly shifting inventory, people or assets could feasibly make use of Ditto.

See also  North Korean ransomware attacks targeting US healthcare companies

Ditto’s flexible to program, too, and supports JavaScript, Swift, Kotlin, C# and other languages. That means it’s functional out of the box, but able to be customized for particular organizations, too. Those interested in trying a Ditto demo can download its iOS or Android client apps, as well as demos of inventory, maintenance and flight planning management software managed with Ditto technology.

Source link

istanbul escort aksaray escort arnavutköy escort ataköy escort avcılar escort avcılar türbanlı escort avrupa yakası escort bağcılar escort bahçelievler escort bahçeşehir escort bakırköy escort başakşehir escort bayrampaşa escort beşiktaş escort beykent escort beylikdüzü escort beylikdüzü türbanlı escort beyoğlu escort büyükçekmece escort cevizlibağ escort çapa escort çatalca escort esenler escort esenyurt escort esenyurt türbanlı escort etiler escort eyüp escort fatih escort fındıkzade escort florya escort gaziosmanpaşa escort güneşli escort güngören escort halkalı escort ikitelli escort istanbul escort kağıthane escort kayaşehir escort küçükçekmece escort mecidiyeköy escort merter escort nişantaşı escort sarıyer escort sefaköy escort silivri escort sultangazi escort suriyeli escort şirinevler escort şişli escort taksim escort topkapı escort yenibosna escort zeytinburnu escort porno 1080p porno izle 4k porno izle 720p porno izle abella danger alman alman porno alman porno izle aloha tube porno amatör amatör porno amatör porno izle anal anal porno anal porno izle arap porno asa akira porno asyalı porno bangbros porno bangbros porno izle banyoda sikis başörtülü porno beeg porno izle beyaz tenli porno izle biseksuel porno izle bisexsuel porno brandi love porno brazzers brazzers porno izle canli porno canli porno izle çinli porno çinli porno izle ensest porno ensest porno izle ensest seks erotik porno erotik porno izle esmer porno esmer porno izle etek altı fake agent fake taxi fake taxi porno fantazi pornoları fantezi porno izle fetiş porno fetiş porno izle fetish fransız porno fransız porno izle full hd hg porno izle gangbang porno genç kız porno izle genç kız sikişi genç teen porno izle gizli çekim porno gizli çekim pornosu grup pornosu grup porno grup porno izle hd pornolar hd porno hd porno izle hemşire porno hemşire pornosu hizmetçi porno hizmetçi porno izle ingiliz porno japon pornoları japon porno kızlık bozma kızlık bozma porno izle konulu porno konulu porno izle koreli porno köylü pornoları kumral porno kumral porno izle latin pornoları latin porno latin porno izle lezbiyen pornoları lezbiyen porno lezbiyen porno izle lisa ann porno liseli pornoları liseli porno liseli porno izle manken porno manken porno izle masaj porno izle masturbasyon porno izle masturbasyon pornoları mature porno mia khalifa porno mia malkova porno milf porno izle mobil porno mobil porno izle öğrenci porno izle öğretmen porno izle okul porno izle olgun kadın pornosu olgun porno oral porno oral porno izle oral seks porna izle pornhub pornhub porno izle porno film izle porno indir porno izle porno resimler porno star porntube porno izle redtube redtube pornoları riley reid porno rokettube rus pornoları rus porno rus porno izle sakso blowjob porno izle sarışın pornoları sarışın porno sarışın porno izle sarışın pornoları sekreter porno shemale sikiş sikiş sikiş izle şişman porno siyahi pornoları suriyeli pornoları swinger porno tecavüz porno teen porn türbanlı pornoları türbanlı porno türk pornoları türk porno türk porno izle türkçe altyazılı porno türkçe altyazılı porno izle xhamster pornoları xhamster porno xhamster porno izle xnxx xnxx porno xnxx porno izle xvideos xvideos porno izle yaşlı porno yeşilçam porno izle youjizz youporn youporn porno izle zenci porno güvenilir bahis siteleri bahis siteleri casino deneme bonusu casino siteleri deneme bonusu para yatırma bonusu bahis siteleri casino siteleribahis sitesi para yatırma