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What’s new with FlockData in 2016?

What’s new with FlockData in 2016?

Wow. Time flies when you’re having fun, like we have been here at FlockData. And also when you’re heads down working with customers and partners. And building the product. And enabling containerization of our native microservices architecture. And when you do all of that, you sometimes fall behind on updating your blog.

So what’s the latest on the FlockData platform?

FlockData is built as an orchestration between search and graph capabilities. As such, there are a number of different components in the platform.FlockData 2016

Installing FlockData in the past has meant getting all these components installed and working together properly. We’re working on simplifying that process.

Containers

Infrastructure containers, like Docker, Rocket and the underlying LXC, are a natural evolution of virtualization. But rather than moving from a physical server to a virtual server, containers are built upon the idea that each component of an application architecture should be run as a separate, self-contained process, bundled only with the necessary dependencies (libraries, packages). Within the virtualization layer, there is an operating system that holds most of what’s needed to operate the environment and the container can be extremely lightweight. With the new containerized process, you can be up and running with FlockData in a matter of minutes.

What about 2017?

Stay tuned for more regular updates in 2017. We’ll do a better job of keeping all our customers, partners and fans informed of the latest changes on our side. We have a new use case coming that we plan on launching in January. It’s an exciting scenario that will help developers, enterprises and especially those working in the API space and web services. We can’t say more just yet, but we promise it will be worth the wait.