Test Equipment News
January 3, 2019
Tektronix has launched a new Initial State data streaming and visualization service for individuals. The cloud-based data service, which includes unlimited data streaming and visualizations, is priced at $9.99 per month or $99 per year and is free for students. Tektronix acquired Nashville, Tennessee-based Initial State Technologies Inc. earlier this year.
The cloud-based Initial State platform provides a highly secure centralized repository for time-series data and untethers analysis from installed software – all visualization and analysis applications are available through a web browser. Initial State uses AWS infrastructure and enterprise-grade best practices for encryption, data and access management, and offers high uptime and full data redundancy. As a testament to its scalability and reliability, the platform processed over 100 billion data points in the last year with zero downtime.
“We built our new data streaming/visualization service to give engineers, technologists, scientists, and students a powerful, reliable and flexible set of data tools they can actually afford,” says Initial State founder and CEO Jamie Bailey.
The platform extends beyond data streaming and incorporates a set of tools that make it a part of the toolbox for a wide range of applications such as home/office monitoring, IoT device performance dashboards, GPS trackers, manufacturing line data collection, education and energy use tracking . In addition to unlimited data streams, the $9.99 per month price includes a web-based dashboard builder, up to 180 API calls (1,800 events) per minute data streaming, email and SMS triggering and private or public sharing of data and dashboards.
“We see the Initial State data platform as solving a very important problem for engineers, namely how to make sense of mountains of data and share results and analysis broadly at scale. As such, the Initial State platform will be a significant enabler for our customers as we expand into design validation analytics and workflow enablement,” says Chris Witt, vice president and general manager of the Time Domain Business Unit at Tektronix.
Among the platform’s more advanced capabilities, according to the company, are real-time data transformations that make it easy to derive meaning from both historical and real-time data without manual calculations. Real-time triggers allow users to set alarms with SMS and email notifications. Using these tools, engineers can build hosted data applications using both historical and incoming real-time data. To improve collaboration, users can add notes, comments and emojis for specified time ranges and then cycle through annotations for presentations and review.
A popular application for Initial State is internet of things (IoT) data stream analysis.
Availability and Pricing
The Initial State platform is available now. Following the free 14-day trial, pricing for Initial State is $9.99 per month or $99 per year.
Sources: Press materials received from the company.
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