Gurtam has been focusing on developing fleet management and GPS tracking products for over 10 years. Over this period of time our development efforts expanded from server products only to cloud-based SaaS technologies. Software updates, new functionalities, technical support and other elements of service are all based on our high standards for quality. That’s why companies from all around the world choose Wialon.
The selection of database technology for information storage and processing was one of the most critical decisions the development team needed to make early on. And just like the core front-end capabilities, this key element has been successfully tested by time.
The first choice was the relational MySQL database, which hardly met our needs and brought poor results. Therefore the decision was made to transition to Oracle Berkeley Database. Its structure perfectly suited our needs at the time since the server provided quick access to data, was stable, easy to scale and allocate.
But the number of units connected to Wialon servers was constantly increasing at a high pace. Our cloud solution was relatively new and we faced some additional challenges, such as need to administer the database, increase stability, operating with very large volumes of data, maintaining high speed to access data, prevention of system failures.
To tackle the issues, we had numerous specialists involved as we worked on the strategic direction to take the database development going forward. Ultimately, instead of leveraging off-the-shelf technology we decided to build our own. We still consider the direction chosen at the time the right one. We’ve preserved several properties of the original system including:
Building on the expertise and experience of company's system administrators and programmers we added elements of our vision of the ideal database to support Wialon's constantly expanding subscriber base:
As a result, we developed a proprietary database and added it to the cloud solution. At the time the number of units connected to Wialon was only 11 thousand.
The database system has certainly been time-tested and so far, we are very happy with the major architectural decisions we made when we first implemented it.
Last year we announced a new server-based product Wialon Local. It was designed as a locally installed “copy” of the cloud solution functionality. We integrated Wialon DB in Wialon Local too. Having purchased the platform from us, our partners can be sure they’ve chosen a reliable service.
The modern Wialon Database reduces server response time and allows for generation of very quick reports. The system is extremely stable and its performance and uptime can't be affected even if several servers go down.
To help our Partners monitor the status of the Data Center, we’ve introduced Wialon NOC (Network Operation Center). This service provides up-to-date information on Wialon subsystems’ state, updates, online user activity, system failures and routine maintenance.
The current Wialon Database architecture corresponds to the growing performance standards and is designed to maintain up to one million units. As our partner you can focus on developing your business and connecting new devices. And we will do our best you receive the highest-quality stable service that fully supports your growing business.