Toshiba launches GridDB NoSQL Database

Toshiba´s Industrial Solutions and Services Division (SSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has launched GridDB Standard Edition (SE), a NoSQL Database purpose-built for mastering the opportunities of the new Internet of Things (IoT), the company said.

Delivering NoSQL data formats in a distributed IoT database, GridDB SE employs an ingenious key-container model and time-series functionality to provide the capabilities developers need to create cutting-edge solutions in the fields of Power Generation, Building Management, Manufacturing, Transportation, Retail and more.

GridDB SE offers a hybrid combination of in-memory and disk architecture that delivers average throughput up to five times higher and latency up to four times lower than that of competing NoSQL databases. Toshiba´s database solution can scale out linearly using commodity hardware while maintaining excellent performance.

Because of IoT opportunities available, Toshiba has open-sourced GridDB and is actively seeking partners for IoT co-development projects.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Industrial Solutions & Services Division, Client Solutions Division and Imaging Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products as well as services and solutions, including award-winning mobile computing devices, security solutions and cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; and IoT solutions development, data analytics and IT services.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation.

Toshiba channels capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today´s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (USD 50 billion).