Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nimbits Server 3.0.x Updates

Nimbits is a collection of software designed for managing time series data, such as reading from a temperature probe, on the cloud.  Nimbits Server is a data logging service that provides storage, compression, alarms, relay and calculation services with a REST inspired API for feeding data in and out of the system.

We've been releasing minor updated to the Nimbits Server 3.0 that includes improvements in the user interface and back end performance.  This summarizes what's new in version 3.0.5 - 3.0.9rc. 3.0.9rc is currently running on the public server, with 3.0.8 available for download.

  • More Mem Cache - commonly accessed data is held more often in memory rather than hitting the data store. This includes the most recent value for every data point, which gives us significant performance improvements.
  • Point Property Panel - A redesigned point property panel makes it easier to manage how a point behaves when it is written to.
  • Installation in the Chrome App Store - we enhanced Nimbits to run in the Chrome Web Store.
  • Trending Enhancements - we were hearing of some limitations users were experiencing when trying to chart large amounts of data. We addressed this by splitting data download requests into smaller chunks - which means you should be able to trend any amount of data that your computer can handle.
  • Added Motion Chart - watch a video of your data with bubbles changing over time with zoom, line and bar charts as well.

  • Improved calculation engine.  Performance improvements to the calc engine allows you to create a data point that will trigger a formula to be calculated each time the point is written to with a new value. The result of the calculation can then be stored in another point, further triggering alarms, other calculations etc.  Supported symbols include  *, +, -, *, /, ^, %, cos, sin, tan, acos, asin, atan, sqrt, sqr, log, min, max, ceil, floor, abs, neg, rndr.
Nimbits 3.1 is getting ready for a March release which will include:

  • A new Multi-tenant architecture that isolates point data into seperate slices on the cloud, which will give us a huge performance boost
  • A new feature where a point will go into alarm when it doesn't receive a new value in a set amount of time
  • Enhancements to the IM Chat feature. You can already interact with Nimbits using an IM Client. We're adding a bunch of new commands for getting your point data.

1 comment:

  1. I have the pleasure to brief you on our Data Visualization software "Trend Compass".

    TC is a new concept in viewing statistics and trends in an animated way by displaying in one chart 5 axis (X, Y, Time, Bubble size & Bubble color) instead of just the traditional X and Y axis. It could be used in analysis, research, presentation etc. In different business sectors, to name a few we have Deutsche Bank, NBC Universal, RIM, Vanguard Institutional Investor, Ipsos, Princeton University as our clients.

    NBC presentation on TED using Trend Compass exported Videos. Now on CNN Money / Fortune (Dec 21st,2010):

    The following link is for our new Geographical Trend Compass:

    Link on Ads Monitoring on TV Satellite Channels during April 2008. Pick Duration (Ads daily duration) vs Repeat (Ads repetition per day).

    Link on UK Master Card vs Visa performance :

    Links on Funds:

    Link on other KPIs :

    Link on Chile's Earthquake (Feb 27th 2010):

    This a link on weather data :

    This is a bank link to compare Deposits, Withdrawals and numbers of Customers for different branches over time ( all in 1 Chart) :

    Misc Examples :

    This is a project we did with Princeton University on US unemployment :

    A 3 minutes video presentation of above by Professor Alan Krueger Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and currently Chief Economist at the US Treasury using Trend Compass :

    I hope you could evaluate it and give me your comments. So many ideas are there.

    You can download a trial version. It has a feature to export EXE,PPS,HTML and AVI files. The most impressive is the AVI since you can record Audio/Video for the charts you create.

    All the best.