WhereOS – A new way of doing Spark, Hive and SQL

WhereOS is a new cloud based operating system for distributed, data driven applications, that’s built on top of Apache Spark. WhereOS makes it easier to build, host, distribute and share applications built using (big) data.   

WhereOS can be programmed through SQL programming language including built-in functions for ETL (extract, transform, load) operations, statistical analysis, geographical and spatial analysis, data visualization etc. Programs written in WhereOS applications are always executed as distributed processes, without developers explicitly design their applications for parallel processing and scalability.

WhereOS uses Spark and Hive as the execution engine for the applications. WhereOS can be extended through two types of drivers: function and data asset drivers. Function drivers can introduce any new Hive/SparkSQL functions, to implement new features for the SQL language. Data asset drivers provide new ways of integrating data formats and/or data transmission protocols into the system.

If you want to discuss more, contact us through support@eaglepeaks.com

-JP

Location Analytics Industry Trends

Here are three relevant industry trends, why I believe WhereOS is going to change the world:

  1. Hyperconnected World – Businesses are getting more and more connected to online, cloud based information systems as a part of their business processes. Customers are accessing companies’ online services 24/7 through different interfaces, generating more and more information about their purchase behavior, location, movement, social interactions and so forth – all tied to geographical locations
  2. Business Digitalization – New businesses are challenging traditional industries by using combinations of static and dynamic information to create new services for their digital customers: They know better who their customers are, what they want, where they are located, and how to serve them best. They know where the operational bottlenecks are and can deliver the right goods and services to right locations to create the best customer experience, maximize the sales and minimize the cost.
  3. Data Explosion – The amount of data businesses are collecting from their customers and business operations is increasing constantly. Data sets are large, and in constant change – the existing IT systems and processes do not facilitate innovation in the fast paced change many industries are undergoing.

With WhereOS, it’s extremely easy to built APIs and applications based on data: instead of months, new applications can be create in a matter of hours or days. This facilitates lean prototyping of how data can be used to create new value-adding services and products, helping both traditional and new businesses to speed up the development.

If you are interested in discussing more, please contact me through support@eaglepeaks.com

-JP

Route Optimization

Route Optimization application calculates the most efficient route that goes through the specified set of waypoints. Route optimization can be used to calculate service routes, delivery routes, pick-up routes etc., that require all waypoints to be visited in the most efficient manner.

The most efficient route is defined calculated through R function, that takes the characteristics of the route and waypoints into account. The default weighting function is duration based, i.e. the optimal route is the one that finishes earliest, with two waypoint categories: critical and low. Critical waypoints are visited first, and low category waypoints last, in a manner that the shortest duration route is the final result. The R function can be modified to take into account different route characteristics, such as route distance, waypoint types, waypoint SLAs, time of day etc.

If you have ideas or questions – or you need help to use the application in your business domain, write to us support@eaglepeaks.com

Open the app: https://apps.whereos.com/a/Route_Optimization

-JP

Development Platform & Ecosystem as a Service

WhereOS is both a development platform to rapidly develop data driven business and applications, and an Ecosystem as a Service, where different parties meet to create data driven solutions.

If you want to speed up development of your data driven business and applications you are in the right place. WhereOS Ecosystem as a Service makes it easier and faster for you to use WhereOS ecosystem data & technology from WhereOS Store and sign up world-class talent to your projects.

If you are interested in leveraging WhereOS ecosystem in your business, and to boost your development efforts in the areas of data driven business and applications, or get access to the WhereOS platform, and do the development on your own, please be in touch with us at support@eaglepeaks.com, and we will help you to get started.

Read more the topics:

How to use the development platform to accelerate the development of data driven applications?

What are the benefits of  WhereOS Ecosystem as a Service for my business?

What are the benefits of becoming a WhereOS ecosystem partner and how do it become one?

Install Hello World Application

First, sign-in to your new WhereOS service. Next, open WhereOS Store page and search for “Hello World” in the Applications tab in the Store. Click Install and wait for the application to install. Go to Dashboard page, and click Hello World application icon to start the application.