Saving Lives with Database Technology
Deep Information Sciences, a startup based in Portsmouth, NH, is making waves in tech industry with DeepDB, their new database technology. One of the company’s earliest customers provides logistics for field personnel in times of major crises. According to Deep CEO Kurt Dobbins, the unnamed customer was able to use Deep DB to generate a report placing resources, personnel and food in only 16 minutes, a far cry from the 11 hours it usually takes.
Many corporations still use legacy technology to access critical information. While these systems are useful, their functions are often too essential to be disrupted by upgrading or integrating it with another system. One key variation between DeepDB and other database technologies is that it handles transactions and analytics simultaneously. Many of these databases specialize in one or the other, says Bob Davoli of Sigma Prime Ventures in Boston, one of Deep’s first big investors.
The technology “operates in real-time, and is really designed for the 21st century and large-scale data,” Dobbins said. “Our whole vision is to make information more accessible in real-time.” This technology has already begun to make its socioeconomic impact by providing critical field information in a matter of minutes, information that could save countless lives in times of crises. Dobbins also hopes large business will eventually use DeepDB as a business tool. The company is planning to do a full commercial launch of its product in the fall. (Boston Business Journal)