DataBroker DAO Alliance member Esoptra offers refreshing concept for ultralight information access

DataBroker DAO Alliance member Esoptra offers refreshing concept for ultralight information access

Belgium-based software company Esoptra, founded in 2017, delivers customized information access and integration solutions as a service. Their innovative IPaaS platform (Integration Platform as a Service) uses so called ‘pluglits’ to provide a new array of data access and migration services. These pluglits are tiny data connectors ‘scraping’ data from its sources, only when the destination (data) file gets consulted. Thus eliminating the need for intermediate storage and useless data migration. At a fraction of the usual cost, deployed in hours or days instead of weeks or months, deployed on premise or in any cloud, and rendered on any mobile or desktop device.

Esoptra’s platform and service offering can turn out to be extremely valuable for smart city projects and data aggregators worldwide. Right now, a task force is working on a test case in which they bring multiple IoT sensor data streams together in one stream. During these tests, data feeds of Yuktix live sensors in Bangalore were merged with those of live sensorsof Thingsplay in Belgium, without intermediate storage, resolving interoperability issues on the fly. Pretty exciting stuff, if you ask us.

The company’s mission — “disrupt the economics of information access by an order of magnitude, while unifying the user experience to boost usability” — is rather ambitious. Ambitious, but definitely not unrealistic, having a look at the founders’ track record when it comes to data and storage innovation. By joining the DataBroker DAO alliance, Esoptra gets access to a blockchain based layer to monetize their services.

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DataBroker DAO: Roadmap

DataBroker DAO: Roadmap

DataBroker DAO was initiated in 2016 with a clear vision, aspiring to unleash long-tail creativity with the use of sensor data to facilitate the conversion of incredible ideas into value adding services. After hearing your concerns and questions on our Telegram channel, we’re happy to announce a clear roadmap for DataBroker DAO!

SETUP AND ONBOARDING OF AN EXTENDED TEAM

One of the larger challenges for DataBroker DAO will be scaling the team fast enough to cope with market demands. Onboarding a new sales team and additional developers is a daunting task. Since September this has been an active focus and this will be the case for the years to come. In Q2 2018 this will be priority number one.

GATEWAY OPERATOR INTEGRATIONS

The main road to mass adoption is integrating with gateway operators that enable the onboarding of millions of sensors in one go. The DataBroker DAO platform will be integrated with the gateways of these gateway operators. We will be working on both common standards and libraries to ease integration, and perform the initial integrations for the first operators in the DataBroker DAO Alliance. Integration with these initial gateways is planned for Q2 2018.

IMPROVING THE (WHITE LABELED) FRONTEND INTERFACE

On the one hand is the focus of DataBroker DAO mostly on the dAPI. This is where the data streams will flow over, and combined with the smart contracts the core value of the platform. We expect quite a few gateway operators to use the dAPI to build a marketplace in their existing platforms. There will however be quite a few that do not have an integrated approach, or no existing systems to integrate with. That is the reason we will build a DataBroker DAO marketplace frontend and offer this frontend in a white labeled form to gateway operators. When first launching the platform this interface will be a basic one, and will require a diverse set of skills (information architecture, design, web and mobile development) over in the first two years to build a tier one frontend. This will be a heavy focus for Q3 of 2018 to reach the next guideline.

PRIVATE AND WHITELISTED SALES

Working with our alliance members has taught us a lot. Including the fact that there is a large set of data in the market that companies want to sell to either anyone except a competitor, or to just a whitelisted group of companies. As such this capability will be integrated in the smart contracts from the start, and work in the frontend side will continue into Q4 2018.

DATA ENHANCEMENT INTEGRATIONS

Having easy access to large amounts of data opens up a wealth of options for many startups across the globe. Enhancement and aggregation will provide even more valuable data than the raw data itself. The team will look for, and work with partners in the Alliance to provide valuable services based on the raw data by providing libraries and integrations for commonly used tools. Integration with AI tools (like provided by the large cloud providers, or Tensorflow) come to mind. Initial integrations will be made with the data processors in our Alliance in Q1 2019.The DataBroker DAO Main token sale is open until June 30th. To contribute please read the following guide.

 

Any questions, opportunities or partnership requests are welcome on any of these channels:

Telegram: https://t.me/databrokerdao
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DataBrokerDAO/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DataBrokerDAO
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/DatabrokerDAO/