Orchestrate has announced that it has introduced Geospatial Search to its multi-tenant database platform. With the addition of Geospatial Search, Orchestrate now offers developers a complete database and data processing solution for building Internet of Things (IoT), Web and mobile applications, without the operational burden on managing, monitoring and maintaining multiple databases themselves.

Developers can now use Orchestrate to store and map location data with bounding box and radius queries in order to find objects by location, and sort results by distance from a point. The Orchestrate Geospatial API meets the requirements of most applications that feature location-based services or searching by location. For example, developers can assign locations to sensor data for Internet of Things applications, or add location to directories for discovering local businesses, and so on.

Geospatial Search features include:

  • Automatically discover geographic coordinates within data
  • Constrain results to geographic areas defined by radius or map boundaries
  • Compound queries to further filter by any fields within the same dataset (ie, categories, keywords)
  • Sort results by distance in kilometers, miles, meters or feet

“By combining geospatial with full-text search, time-series events and graph data queries, Orchestrate now delivers a truly turnkey service for developers building complete apps, or simply adding new features without having to spin up new databases,” said Ian Plosker, CTO of Orchestrate. “We’re excited to offer our customers a truly one-stop shop for all of their database requirements.”


This article was originally posted “Orchestrate Adds Geospatial Search To Its Database Service” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.