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Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

Joab Jackson | Dec. 16, 2014
SpaceCurve will release on Tuesday a new database system aimed to speed the process of analysing location-oriented data as it is being generated.

There are no shortage of geospatial-oriented database systems and software. IBM InfoSphere Streams, for instance, also is marketed for analyzing large amounts of geospatially oriented data on the fly. Because these technologies are so new, it is too soon to determine which approach works the best, Petrocelli said.

SpaceCurve has already garnered a number of customers across different industries, including government software provider Socrata, IT performance management software provider Dyn, and geospatial analytics service provider Via Informatics.

SpaceCurve was founded in 2009 and has gotten investments from a number of different investment firms, including Reed Elsevier Ventures and Divergent Ventures. SpaceCurve has partnered with a number of IT vendors conversant in the geospatial space, including wireless services analyst AirSage, system integrator L3, and geospatial software provider Esri.

SpaceCurve did not reveal the cost of its software, though Coyer noted it is in the range of most enterprise software packages. It requires Linux and can be run on cloud infrastructure services such as Amazon's.

 

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