Talksum Adds ASN.1 Support to Its Data Stream Router Solution

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San Francisco, CA — September 25, 2013 — Talksum, Inc., a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions, today announced ASN.1 support to its Talksum Data Stream Router solution. ASN.1, or Abstract Syntax Notation One, has been gaining increased traction for a wide range of domains, including security, authentication, and cryptography; banking; aviation; transportation; energy; health and genetics; and many others.

The high-speed Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) manages, in real time, both structured and unstructured data acquisition, ingest, and transformation, converting data into flexibly managed event streams. It filters, data reduces, aggregates, enriches, and routes data based on specific business needs and data processing requirements, and as such supports most government regulations, policy requirements, and industry standards, including ASN.1. The ASN.1 technology falls under a joint standard of the ISO/IEC JTC 1, as well as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is a United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

According to the ITU, ASN.1 has been deployed in well over a billion computers and embedded systems devices. “Every time that you place an 800-number call, ASN.1 is used. Every time you buy something on the web, ASN.1 is used. Every time you send secure email, ASN.1 is used. The latest generation of aviation control systems for ground-to-ground and aircraft-to-ground communications employs ASN.1. In addition, ASN.1 is used by electric and gas utilities to control the latest generation of substations and transformers. And so on…”

“ASN.1 is important to many diverse industries for defining a formalism for the specification of abstract data types. The ASN.1 standard has, however, changed quite a bit since its introduction in 1984 to meet constantly changing demands. For companies, it’s difficult to keep up with the constantly changing standards, policies, requirements, regulations, and compliance mandates,” said Alex Varshavsky, founder and CEO of Talksum. “The Talksum solution tackles these changes up front so that our customers can focus less on the changes and more on what matters – their businesses.”

 

About Talksum

Talksum, Inc. is a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions whose mission is to develop new ways of processing, routing, and managing Big Data. The Talksum Data Stream Router provides a real-time streaming data solution that is perfect for Big Data initiatives that require massive amounts of data processing.

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A Note About ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) Support

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

Today, we announced our support for ASN.1, which is a notation that falls under a joint standard of the ISO/IEC JTC 1, as well as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is a United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. According to the ITU website, “ASN.1 is a formal notation used for describing data transmitted by telecommunications protocols, regardless of language implementation and physical representation of these data, whatever the application, whether complex or very simple.”

The ASN.1 notation reminds me a lot of our Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) solution because the notation works with any language implementation, any physical representation of the data, and any application – whether complex or very simple. The high-performance, real-time TDSR can work with any type of data, different systems, different protocols, changing regulations, policy and compliance standards, and, as with the ASN.1 notation, can scale up or down as needed for the respective application.

Also like the ASN.1 notation, the TDSR is a horizontal solution that can be applied to many vertical markets – wherever Big Data is required. From the ITU website:

“Every time that you place an 800-number call ASN.1 is used. Every time you buy something on the web ASN.1 is used. Every time you send secure email, ASN.1 is used. Almost every time you use a multimedia product such as Microsoft NetMeeting, ASN.1 is in use. The latest generation of aviation control systems for ground-ground and aircraft-ground communications employ ASN.1. Companies such as Federal Express use ASN.1 in tracking their packages. ASN.1 is used by electric and gas utilities to control the latest generation of substations and transformers. And so on…”

The TDSR can be applied to a myriad of markets as well, including network monitoring and optimization, media services, telematics, healthcare and medical, energy and utilities, financial services, scientific discovery, and so on…

Click here to see our press release on ASN.1 support to the TDSR.

 

 

Insurance Telematics: Disparate Data Needs to “Talk”

Barry Strauss, Talksum Head of MarketingBarry Strauss, Head of Marketing, Talksum

Last week, we attended the Chicago Insurance Telematics USA 2013 conference, which is now billed as the largest ever conference devoted to insurance telematics. Day one of the conference focused on what insurers need to be doing to get their usage-based insurance (UBI) products off the ground. A large part of day two was devoted to how they could do a better job with the products they already have on the market.

A key ingredient to both days revolved around data acquisition – more precisely, how does the massive amount of disparate data from various providers “talk” to each other.

There is a divergence in the telematics data provided by different providers. For example, some companies may only report the odometer reading of a vehicle; another company might focus on brake pedal usage; and a third might offer transmission gear positioning. How does the information from the various providers “talk” to each other within one UBI system?

The Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) handles disparate data sets from multiple companies and can format the data in real time, as well as enrich the data by correlating events with other external data sources. The TDSR ingests, normalizes, filters, data reduces, monitors, aggregates, enriches, analyzes, and routes live streams to the targeted insurance system. The TDSR can ingest and normalize any type of sensor data, including JSON, CEE, OpenXC, and many others. It handles multiple protocols, such as TCP and UDP and multiple message types, such HTTP, RFC3164, Access Log, and so on. The Talksum product transforms the information into a common protocol and message format and routes to the UBI system.

What does this mean? The TDSR lets the incoming, disparate data from different providers “talk” to each other, setting a common ground for insurance telematics systems.

In addition, the Talksum product includes foundational components for regulatory compliance, government standards, and policy control, making it easier for insurance companies to focus on what they do best – insurance.

 

A Router by Any Other Name …

bios_sergeySergey Biryukov, Founder and President, Talksum

When Shakespeare’s Juliet said to Romeo, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet was saying that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention, and that she loved the person who was called “Montague,” not the Montague name. Applying that wisdom to Big Data processing and management today, Juliet might ask, “What’s in a router?” And, we would say, “it’s not the router, per se, it’s the approach to data architectures and management strategies used to create the router that matters, and which adds the value.”

For example, large enterprises look at routers to not only “route,” but also to monitor, plan, data reduce, enrich, analyze, prevent network failures, and protect against cyber attacks. This doesn’t just happen; it’s a function of the architectural approach and data management design of the product. When talking about routers, Vladimir Gabrelyan, CTO of Mail.ru, says “At Mail.ru, it is a top priority to not only monitor network flow, but also to plan accordingly, prevent network failure, and protect against cyber attacks – all without limitations such as the high cost of implementation and privacy concerns.”

We’ve built the high-performance Talksum Data Stream Router, or TDSR, with that in mind. Talksum has taken a new approach to data management with a focus on speed, simplicity, and value. It handles the Big Data initiatives of today that require massive amounts of data processing in real time. It simplifies the data management process, making it easy to plan, transform, filter, data reduce, monitor, enrich, and analyze data in real time while reducing costs of acquisition, ETL, and integration; and the privacy-compliant TDSR prevents network failures and protects against cyber attacks. Value can be seen from its high efficiency, which requires less resources and less spend, resulting in greater value.

Vladimir adds, “The Talksum Data Stream Router works with network protocols such as NetFlow to provide a cost-efficient solution. The TDSR reduces the amount of data by orders of magnitude without information loss. It acts on abnormal conditions in real time; it aggregates, orders, and sorts NetFlow data before routing it to the downstream sources, making it ready for BI tools to consume in real time.”

I only wonder what may have happened if Romeo and Juliet had the benefit of a TDSR? In my scenario, monitored, data-reduced information would have been routed and consumed by Romeo letting him know that Juliet was safely sleeping, no need for poisoning himself. And maybe the TDSR would have routed information to the parents, who could have analyzed their disputes in real time to put their feud to rest.

 

Talksum Unveils Insurance Telematics Solution for Handling Big Data and Complying With Government Regulations and Policies

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San Francisco, CA — September 4, 2013 — Talksum, Inc., a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions, today unveiled its insurance telematics solution for handling massive amounts of disparate Big Data for insurance providers. Designed to accelerate real-time decisions, the Talksum solution improves data acquisition and transformation, and converts any type of structured and semi-structured data into flexibly managed event streams, tailored to insurance telematics systems.

In a recent Telematics Update article, James Bielak, program manager, property and casualty, for the non-profit Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) organization, said that one of the fundamental issues his working group faces is the divergence in the telematics data provided by different providers. In the article, he said that some companies may only report when a vehicle’s ignition is turned on; another may be able to give accelerometer information; and a third might offer many more data points. The task is to find a common ground—a consensus on what should be standardized that everyone can live with.

The Talksum solution can, in essence, be seen as that common ground. The product handles disparate data sets from multiple companies and can format the data in real time, as well as enrich the data by correlating events with other external data sources. The Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) ingests, normalizes, filters, data reduces, monitors, aggregates, enriches, analyzes, and routes live streams to the targeted insurance system(s).

In addition, the Talksum product includes foundational components for regulatory compliance, government standards, and policy control, making it easier for insurance companies to focus on what they do best – insurance.

“It’s difficult for insurance companies to keep up with constantly changing policies, requirements, regulations, and compliance mandates,” said Alex Varshavsky, founder and CEO of Talksum. “The Talksum solution deals with their data and these other factors so that the insurance companies don’t run into regulatory and compliance problems.”

The Talksum solution ingests and normalizes any type of data. Since the Talksum Data Stream solution is hardware-based, it is easy to deploy and implement and is highly configurable without the need for specialized coding.

 

About Talksum
Talksum, Inc. is a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions whose mission is to develop new ways of processing, routing, and managing Big Data. The Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) provides a real-time streaming data solution that is perfect for Big Data initiatives that require massive amounts of data processing.

Connect with Talksum via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Press contact:
Talksum Inc.
Barry Strauss
Head of Marketing
barrys@talksum.com
415-580-2489

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