When Revelation Software president and CEO Mike Ruane previewed the upcoming release of OpenInsight 10.0 during a recent road trip to Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand, there was strong reaction to Revelation's new cloud connector technology as well as new user authentication and security controls.
OpenInsight 10.0 will offer a cloud based filing system (CBBFS) that will allow the OpenInsight toolset to operate on data stored in cloud databases. According to Revelation, OpenInsight is a natural fit as a toolset for working with these databases. The first cloud database connection offered will be for Couchbase, a NoSQL document-oriented database. The CBBFS connector will translate the OpenInsight markup scheme to the markup scheme of Couchbase which is JSON. Next on the roadmap for a OpenInsight CBBFS connector is MongoDB, followed most likely by Windows Azure, said Ruane.