Frequently Asked Questions

BENEFITS Relavance explained

The advantages are legion. This is the only network aware database on the planet and is capable of real-time replication to over several systems. Summarizing our technology is a complex task as we are discussing a PARADIGM shift in the way data is both Stored and Retrieved.

  • Speed: up to 1000x faster then traditional Relational DBMS.
  • Security by design: there are three different levels of encryption in the software which makes this (almost) unbreakable/unhackable.
    • It is verified by the Department of Defense (US Navy)
    • ​​​The system is GDPR/AVG proof. E.g. Patient and medical data, Client and transaction data, Person and marketing data all seperated atomically.
  • Costs: there are many reductions, like:
    • No queries to write - 80% reduction in time development
    • No tables - 50-75% reduction development costs
    • No Indexes - only 6 instructions in the API
    • No views - one line of code access to your data
    • No in-memory system
  • Storage: Also many benefits in storage:
    • There is no need for in-memory. In stead data is stored directly on disks. Servers are managed by its own balancing system.
    • The system can manage many petabytes/exabytes
    • Data is de-duplicated and stored atomically
  • Fast implementations: installing is 5 minute work. Loading the data and analyzing / reporting is days work. Not months or years as in normal datawarehouse projects.
  • No whitespace - associate anything to anything
  • Sources: 1 to 100+ concurrent sources of disparate DATA (ORACLE, MSSQL, MSSQL, ACCESS, DB2, Excel, Flat FILES (CSV) )

COMPARE: What is the difference with a RELATIONAL database?

All existing databases today are constrained by a structure and management of that structure (tables/records/fields/..) and physical limitations; Relavance exists in the Nth Normal form and has essentially unlimited capacity as it has abstracted the logical from the physical. Our DB is collections of 4byte arrays, and each new association is a 32bit integer. Addressing is done through indexing. We manipulate the address to the data. In our system, the Environment is the "Database", the model is the "Table", The Concept is the "Field", and the Item is a "piece of data". No matter what size, any piece of data is just 4 reads away.

INSTALLATION: How long does it take to install the program?

It is a simple 5-minute download, the initial setup will take a few minutes.

DATA: What kind of data can Relavance handle?

Relavance is data-type agnostic, and as such can accept input from any type of data. Explanation Even unstructured data like PDF, soundfiles and pictures. Note: Sometimes third party software is used for interpreting the data.

INSTALLATION: What is the size of the program?

It is only 23 Megabytes installed.

COST: What are the costs?

Cost depends on
- number of instances/servers installed,
- the project, Please consider when deciding about your project: - initial cost (Relavance will quote a good price) - cost of implementation (80% less) - cost of maintenance (80% less ) - cost of updates (good price) Please make contact to get a quote

COMPARE: What is the difference with a GRAPH database?

With Relavance you don't have to model ANYTHING. It really saves you all the time and money which we promise. Guaranteed. With Graph databases it is still necessary Additional info comming soon

IMPLEMENTATION/COST: Do I have to replace my existing datawarehouse/datalake?

No and yes Explanation No you dont have to, it can run on top of and in parallel with your existing datawarehouse as long as you wish. At some point, you may consider ease and performace and then determine the redundancy is not necessary and start to eliminate extraneous databases/datalakes

INSTALLATION: What kind of technology is required to install and run Relavance? 3.5 and up, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2012 and up Minimum req. Dual processors (not dual cores), 8 Gig RAM, and whatever storage required. Note: when we reach to an agreement, every detail is walked through

LEARN: How hard is it to learn this system?

Relatively easy for a computer-savvy individual. The instruction manual is only 24 pages, with only 6 API's. Two weeks of training is sufficient.

USAGE: Why do you not run queries? How do I get my information?

All the information in the system is associated automatically. When you ask a question of the system- it returns what you requested immediately. Rather than search through lists of items, it eliminates everything but what you asked for. This explains our motto: We do not search for data, we retrieve information. When you ask you are always getting the most updated information (you are not running reports so to speak- the report is already there).

SECURTIY: How secure is Relavance?

Unbreakable (according to US Department of Defense) Explanation In addition to having been deployed and tested by the U.S. NAVY as unbreakable, the system uses mathematical encryption (not certificate). Data security is based on 128-bit, 48,000 factorial multi-key indexing. It is unbreakable. Additional security enhancement for sign-on and password possible via Authenware.

STORAGE: Big data means very big storage size data, what can I expect with using Relavance?

Petabytes and up Explanation Because Relavance is a Single Instance Storage system (no duplication) –the larger your data size, typically the greater the reduction in storage requirement Relavance can handle many petabytes and more
Relavance has its own balancer and can be implemented as a serverfarm

FLEXIBILITY: What if I want to make changes once I build my system?

Once you have built the base system, being atomic it is good forever. You can add, edit or delete at will - without changing the core of the database or having to recode, remodel or upgrade. Explanation:
You can see it like this: the data and datamodel are separated !! It is possible to run/have multiple versions of datamodels without ever having to move data

Relavance concept very simple explained

Relavance stores and retrieves information much like the human brain. Our brain stores each atom of information networked to its associated concepts. Your brain does not need to recall by writing a query, it instantly pulls up the associated information. The technology took however over 30 years of research. Simple to explain, not simple to built. We are the pioniers in this area. The patent is granted to us worldwide

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