Titanium Intelligent Solutions Makes Enterprise IoT Platforms Smarter with Real-Time Data Capabilities Fueled by Astra DB
Titanium Intelligent Solutions develops enterprise software solutions for heterogeneous IoT devices. These range from a wide variety of sensors and controllers related to a building’s air quality, retail store foot traffic, parking lot lighting, oxygen levels in a golf course pond, and other data. The company’s customized, unified platforms for monitoring, controlling, and applying predictive analytics help businesses in any industry improve their operations.
- Enabling real-time monitoring, control, and analytics across disparate IoT end points
- Reliably supporting high volumes of data as platform scales from hundreds of thousands to millions of IoT devices globally
- Optimizing costs and promoting revenues with greater operational agility and smarter predictive analytics
When it comes to serving the needs of the enterprise IoT industry, many suppliers focus on manufacturing single-purpose devices for specific use cases, such as within energy management or industrial automation. Titanium Intelligent Solutions was founded as a hardware-agnostic software company to harvest the value in aggregating data collected by diverse IoT devices for use in new ways, including applying artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize operations in real time. For example, in an office building, the company can unify data collected from occupancy, air quality sensors and thermostats. At a golf course, Titanium’s platform can leverage data collected from disparate devices for pond water temperatures, oxygen levels, and water pipe flow rates.
A smarter, scalable, Cassandra-based platform
The company’s customized, unified platform enables industrial and institutional clients to better manage their facilities and equipment around the world. With its cloud-based service, Titanium aims to help clients efficiently collect and transform data from millions of sensors and other endpoint devices. The goal is to enable customers to gain insights based on combining different data types, and with a breadth and depth of information previously not readily accessible.
Titanium’s leadership team recognized from the outset that a SQL database would be inadequate for its needs. To avoid the messy interconnections between SQL database tables, foreign keys, and primary keys, and the resulting obstacles to scaling systems, the team opted to build its platform around an Apache Cassandra® database. Cassandra provided the scalability and speed Titanium needed to develop smarter software solutions for complex global enterprises.
Unleashing the power of real-time IoT data
When Titanium needed to focus its IT resources on developing holistic, easy-to-use solutions for clients, the company outsourced maintenance of its Cassandra environment to DataStax. The enterprise level of Astra DB, a managed Cassandra service offered by DataStax, provides Titanium all the advantages of the non-relational database with the additional peace of mind of ongoing high availability, in addition to health checks for optimal sizing and performance.
“DataStax is an expert in Cassandra databases. In turn, Titanium Intelligent Solutions is committed to delivering best-in-class quality to our customers. With Astra DB, we get the support we need to scale with each client while maintaining the highest attention to customer satisfaction,” says Ara Bederjikian, President, Titanium Intelligent Solutions.
Astra DB enables Titanium to reliably serve its clients worldwide, with superb flexibility and speed, whether across regions or cloud providers. Enterprise-grade security is another differentiator Titanium values.
“Security and reliability are very difficult things for a typical IoT company to deliver on. Astra DB supports our ability to provide these critical capabilities to our clients,” says Thomas Richards, Chief Strategy Officer, Titanium Intelligent Solutions.
DataStax is instrumental for the analytical tools in the administrator consoles that Titanium builds into client software. As more of Titanium’s clients want to leverage AI, and specifically dynamic AI models instead of static ones, real-time data becomes crucial.
With Astra DB, the company can rapidly compartmentalize, clean, and prepare the data for AI analytics, then run the AI models live. “Astra DB is key to powering dynamic AI capabilities for making decisions based on model outputs, then getting this information back to the edge devices so action can be taken immediately,” says Bederjikian.
For more than two years, the Astra DB environment has grown with Titanium, supporting the company’s expanding services for monitoring, control, and analytics leveraging over 125,000 IoT devices. The solution captures high volumes of data related to more than 20 million square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces, with growth of 50% expected this year.
“By feeding real-time IoT data into streamlined dashboards for our clients, we empower them with more holistic visibility over their assets, unlocking greater operational maneuverability and smarter predictive analytics that help companies increase revenues and lower costs,” says Richards.