Priced at $9.99 per month or $99 per year, the cloud-based data service, which includes unlimited data streaming and "beautiful" visualizations, lets users access, analyze, and transform data in a web browser or from a smartphone. Tektronix acquired the data streaming and visualization platform with its acquisition of Initial State Technologies (Nashville, TN) earlier this year.
The Initial State platform provides a highly secure centralized repository for time-series data and untethers analysis from installed software – all visualization and analysis applications are available through a web browser. Initial State uses AWS infrastructure and enterprise-grade best practices for encryption, data, and access management, and offers high uptime and full data redundancy.
As a testament to its scalability and reliability, says the company, the platform processed over 100 billion data points in the last year with zero downtime.
"We built our new data streaming/visualization service to give engineers, technologists, scientists, and students a powerful, reliable and flexible set of data tools they can actually afford," says Initial State founder and CEO Jamie Bailey. "We are thrilled to be part of the Tektronix family and look forward to bringing our data streaming and visualization service to a much broader audience on a global basis."
The platform incorporates tools that suit it for a wide range of applications such as home/office monitoring, IoT device performance dashboards, GPS trackers, manufacturing line data collection, education, and energy use tracking to name a few, says the company. The $9.99 per month price includes a web-based dashboard builder, up to 180 API calls (1,800 events) per minute data streaming, email and SMS triggering, and private or public sharing of data and dashboards.
Chris Witt, vice president and general manager of the Time Domain Business Unit at Tektronix says, "We see the Initial State data platform as solving a very important problem for engineers - namely how to make sense of mountains of data and share results and analysis