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How embedded databases help make grids smarter

By Raima | December 18, 2017

Electrical supply grids are having to become smarter so that they can self-optimize and improve their overall efficiency. Database technology specialist company, Raima, Inc. of Seattle, explores how embedding controllers around a grid can help measure power flows, demand requirements etc. and leads to real-time management for best performance. Wind, solar, tidal and hydropower generation…

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Edge computing and Raima new version RDM 14.0

By Raima | December 10, 2017

Most tech discussions today arrive at the same conclusion: the future of big data is edge computing. With the recent release of RDM 14.0 , Raima provides new value in database management, accommodating the huge demand for reliable data storage from the edge to the cloud. While discussions around edge computing are not necessarily new,…

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Embedded Database Terminology

By Raima | November 27, 2017

The specialist vocabulary related to database systems can make the subject seem more difficult than it is. The following embedded database terminology list should help lift the veil. Application Link – Direct link between application program and database functionality. Eliminates client/server overhead of Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs). Atomicity – A characteristic of transactions where all updates are…

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Database management for industrial automation systems

By Raima | November 26, 2017

From simple batch processing to the most sophisticated real-time processes, effective data management is the key to boosting efficiency, increasing productivity and reducing costs in industrial applications. Raima explores the role of data management solutions embedded within industrial automation systems. Managing data effectively within industrial automation systems have become one of the key challenges of…

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Why data management is a challenge for offshore production

By Raima | November 12, 2017

The amount of data being collected in offshore production facilities has grown massively over the years to the point where ‘big data’ solutions need to be deployed in order to quickly and efficiently extract the important information from the mass of general data. The offshore working environment is always challenging. There is a growing trend…

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Raima’s data management systems prove more than a match for SCADA applications

By Raima | November 3, 2017

Schneider Electric is to embed the latest version of Raima’s RDM database management system into the next generation of its EasyXOS Operator Station. The EasyXOS is used for customizing SCADA HMI displays, and has been the backbone of many automation systems since the introduction of the original product 20 years ago. Schneider has always used…

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Embedded Systems vs. Embedded DBMS

By Raima | September 17, 2017

Posted by Randy Merilatt on September 17, 2012
Wiktionary.com gives the following definition of the word, embedded: “Part of; firmly, or securely surrounded; lodged solidly into; deep-rooted.” What do we mean by “embedded DBMS” and “embedded systems?” Even though the same word is used, the two usages actually refer different kinds of “embedded.” We understand that this is confusing primary because one of the important uses of an embedded DBMS is in an embedded system. So, the purpose of this short article is simply to clarify the similarities and differences in these two uses of “embedded.”

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How Much Security is Necessary in an Embedded Database

By Raima | September 17, 2017

Posted byJeff Parsons on September 17, 2013
The traditional approach to data management has been to have a highly centralized big iron enterprise database engine that supports myriads of security options storing sensitive data.  With these enterprise engines you have your choice of authentication, permissions, encryption, and other options to secure your data.  As long as you have a database administrator that understands these options and can configure them properly, not as easy as it sounds, your data can be secured.  However, data is starting to emerge from the data center and make its way to the outer nodes of the network.

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Raima Embedded Database – At the Heart of New Smart Grid Technology

By Raima | August 30, 2017

LocalGrid Technologies has partnered with National Instruments to develop a smart grid-ready platform that can be customized to meet the needs of different grid applications.

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What is an Embedded Database? Finally…a Basic Definition

By Raima | July 12, 2017

Posted by Jason Flores on July 22, 2011
What is an Embedded Database? A basic definition for those interested in the business side of an embedded database.
Featured: An example featuring how a GPS works with an embedded database.

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