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6 Things Enterprises Need to Consider When Choosing a Database
To help you make the right decision, here’s six things to consider when choosing a database for your next data project.
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Building an Organizational Culture for a Data-Driven World
This white paper gives recommendations that empower companies to harness the full power of data.
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How to shape the culture of a data-driven organization
Ride the new wave of the data-driven organization and learn best practices from a global survey of 434 participants in this study by independent analyst firm BARC.
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Transforming Data into Action
Learn how ALPLA makes data-driven decisions; monitors operations remotely in real-time and how their efficiency improved, and costs are reduced.
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Discover CrateDB Edge
With CrateDB Edge, customers can deploy a CrateDB cluster on their own infrastructure (on their own premises and/or their own cloud infrastructure) and access it through the CrateDB Cloud web UI
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Common misconceptions about Industry 4.0 that manufacturers still believe
While IIoT adoption does require a new approach to managing and analyzing data collected in real-time, this isn’t as difficult as many manufacturers believe.
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Data and Industrial IoT
In order for IIoT projects to succeed, it is crucial to use technologies that have been specifically optimized for this use case. The IIoT implies considerable complexities and particularities in terms of data, and it is unlikely that a database not specialized in IIoT will provide all the necessary requirements.
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Building IoT applications with open-source tools
Learn how to build IoT applications using an open-source stack: Apache Kafka, Apache Flink and CrateDB.
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Time-series data in manufacturing
Interested in industrial time-series? This white paper answers all your questions, diving deep into the topic.
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The cost of running MongoDB, TimescaleDB and CrateDB for industrial IoT
When evaluating the database costs for industrial IoT projects, there's much to consider. Find out how much the monthly price can vary if different databases are used.
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CrateDB: Technical Overview
A detailed description of CrateDB's architecture. Find out all about how CrateDB is built!
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How to turn the IIoT into reality
Many IIoT projects fail... But for some manufacturers, Industry 4.0 is already a reality. What is the key to making it work? Read about it in this white paper.
Content Kit
From MongoDB to CrateDB: Migration Starter Kit
Using MongoDB for large-scale IoT projects is like using a Swiss Army Knife to change a flat tire: not a good fit. These resources will help you understand why this is the case.
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From MySQL to CrateDB: migration guide
A guide presenting how to move your data from MySQL to CrateDB in just a few steps.


Fixing data silos in a high-speed logistics environment
After trying multiple database systems, TGW Logistics moved to CrateDB for its ability to aggregate different data formats and ability to query this information without much hassle.
How to leverage CrateDB 4.8 to its full potential
In this webinar, we had a hands-on look at how to leverage the CrateDB 4.8 enhancements when importing data and using Logical Replication to move data between CrateDB clusters to make it available where it is needed.
Real-Time Energy Grid Control Based on Big Data
Learn how Gantner relied on CrateDB to analyze the large amount of data generated by the project in real-time and to improve the processes through machine learning.
Introduction to Time-Series Visualization in CrateDB and Apache Superset
In this webinar, we will discuss how to use different visualization options in Superset coupled with a SQL interface to derive interesting insights and findings from the time-series dataset.
Microsoft + Crate.io: Cloud and Edge Technologies for Smart Factories
Together, Microsoft and Crate.io offer cloud and edge solutions that enable enterprises to extract business insights from their data. In this session, hear from the two tech companies and what technologies are essential to drive digitalization for Smart Factories.
Manual.to + Crate.io: Connecting data, machines, and your workforce
Discover how to put the operator front and center, turn machine data into actionable insights, and provide hands-on guidance to achieve immediate operational improvements with the user-centric solutions by Crate.io and manual.to.
Crate.io + Microsoft: Enabling Smart Factories with Leading-Edge Solutions
In this session, learn more about the new Crate.io solution, CrateOM, and how it helps connect people, systems, and machines to transform data into actionable insights and accelerate your digital journey.
Crate.io + Zühlke: Building a Digital Industrial Ecosystem
In this session, hear from the two companies, Zühlke and Crate.io, and learn how to build a digital industrial ecosystem that offers flexibility, reduces costs, and maximizes efficiency.
Real time production monitoring in CPG industry
In this joint German webinar with Microsoft, we share the use case of a leading CPG manufacturer and how they reduced their costs with CrateDB and Azure.
How real-time IoT data can optimize the supply chain with the Thomas Concrete Group
First-hand insights from Thomas Concrete Group about the advantages of working with CrateDB for different use cases with real-time IoT data.
How to improve supply chain management with loT data
Learn why it’s important to be an early adopter of industrial loT practices and how projects can successfully be monitored, measured and optimized using the right database.
Introduction to industrial time series
A discussion about the particularities of industrial time-series data. Why are they different from other time series use cases?
Why does the industrial IoT need its own database?
The IIoT can cause a new manufacturing revolution... But in order to succeed, it requires the right tools.
An introduction to CrateDB Cloud on Azure
Our easily scalable, cost-effective database for industrial IoT and machine data—now built into Azure!
The curious case of time-series data
What are time-series data? We talk about it in this webinar, including a demo on how to create a data pipeline with CrateDB Cloud for data ingestion and visualization.
Industry 4.0: the power of machine data for business success
Machine data is the holy grail of Industry 4.0. We talk about the data challenges in IIoT, and what can we do to tackle them in order to succeed in this new age of industrialization.
6 things to know when buying a house (for your data)
Big decisions require big thinking. Before jumping into buying a house for your data — in other words, a database — consider these little tips. Your future self will thank you later.
Working with CrateDB in the Azure IoT ecosystem
We (proudly) present the advantages of using CrateDB integrated into the Azure ecosystem, both on EDGE and in the Cloud.
The design of a time-series database
Best practices for working with time-series data fast, with horizontal scalability, and with SQL.
Is the future of NoSQL… SQL?
We believe NewSQL databases like CrateDB deliver the best of the NoSQL and traditional SQL worlds. Why do we think so? Find it out in this webinar!
How to scale your SQL database with Docker
Tips for making sure that your con­tainerized databases are performing at their best.
Migrating to NewSQL: a guide
There is a modern way to deal with real-time machine data use cases. Follow the new path!
Does the IoT need a specialized data stack?
Check out this discussion about the requirements of IoT use cases and make better decisions for your next data project.
Getting started with CrateDB: Sensor data
This webinar explains everything you need to know about how to handle your sensor data with CrateDB. Put them to work!
Getting started with CrateDB: Log data
Handling log data with CrateDB? This is the right place to start.
Getting started with CrateDB: Geospatial data
If your dataset includes geospatial data, this webinar will tell you the first steps to follow. Get it done with CrateDB!


Dev Talk
CrateDB: A Database or a Search Engine? Both!
Marija Selakovic, Developer Advocate at Crate.io, held a talk at WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2022 in Berlin with the title "CrateDB: A Database or a Search Engine? Both!"
Redefining warehouse intelligence with CrateDB
Alexander Mann, Digital Corre, of TGW Logistics, talks in this interview about advanced analytics for automated warehouses TGW is operating across the globe for customers like Amazon, Coop, and Zalando.
Data-Driven applications in Intralogistics
The key to the successful operation of warehouses lies in having a holistic view on the entire system based on data from various components. This talk from Alexander Mann, Digital Core TGW Logistics, is about how this data can be retrieved, transformed, and stored in a central place and how to link it with the static site topology so that useful information can be provided.
Data & Construction – Why? What? How?
This talk shows the data utilization efforts in the Rhomberg group: how they try to make their company more data-driven and build intelligent systems to support the core business.​
Why so many Industrial Companies Fail to Innovate Radically
In over 60 personal interviews covering more than 20 large industrial companies in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, Zühlke took a deep dive into these questions and found a surprisingly consistent picture of blockers and success factors. Andreas Pfleger, Business Development Manager at Zühlke, presents the results.
Data Insights from Nutrition to Industrial Automation
In this talk, Simon Mayer, Professor of University of St. Gallen, gives an overview of two current research projects that are being conducted at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of St. Gallen.
Finding Your Way in the Cloudy Database Jungle​
For data-intensive applications, the database and cloud (or on-prem) resources are the critical components - and performance and cost are the key SLAs. In this talk Daniel Seybold, CTO benchANT, shares his experience and shows how this process can be simplified and made more efficient through cloud database benchmarking.
Demand Prediction for Retail and Industry
In this talk, Franziskos, CEO 7lytix, shows various examples of where demand forecasting and planning are important in industries such as retail and supply chain, how to do it properly and how the value of machine learning shows when it comes to predictive accuracy.​
Less blind faith, more credible trust in data
Across almost all industries, the growing number of IoT devices, increasing interoperability between systems and data transfer across companies continuously attracts more and more attackers to not only steal or encrypt data but also actively tamper it. In this talk Thomas Plank, CEO Tributech, talks about data notarization to establish credible trust when it comes to data.
Decision Making with EDGE and AI
Christian Lutz, Founder and President of Crate.io, talks about decision-making at the EDGE and with AI and how CrateDB is enabling customers to turn data into business value.
Data Insights Day 2022
Crate.io brought together regional thought leaders, customers, and partners to equip the attendees in the Dornbirn offices with the technical know-how, practical advice, and expert insights on connecting data insights to business outcomes.
Dev Talk
FOSDEM '22: Distributed Join Algorithms in CrateDB
Marija Selakovic, Marija Selakovic, Developer Advocate at Crate.io, explains at FOSDEM'22 how we made distributed Joins 23 thousand times faster.
Decision Making with EDGE & AI
Christian Lutz, Founder and President of Crate.io, talks in German about decision-making at the EDGE and with AI and how CrateDB is enabling customers to turn data into business value.
The Benefits of Time-Series Databases and Opening Up Businesses Digitally
The challenges of digital disruption and transformation form the basis of this podcast. Scott Taylor, Principal Consultant at MetaMeta Consulting, speaks with Christian Lutz, Founder, President at Crate.io, and Bernhard Zimmermann, Director Business Development and Partner at Zühlke.
The Edge is Here: How Cloud and On-Premises Combine for Better Data Storage
Crate.io CEO Eva Schönleitner presents "The Edge is Here" during the Manufacturing Data Summit Europe 2021 announcing CrateDB Edge
Powering Smart Buildings with data-driven Decisions
Eva Schönleitner, CEO Crate.io, and Bas Boorsma, Chief Digital Officer City of Rotterdam, talk at the Sensors & IoT Conf 2021 about the challenges with data in smart buildings and what are the technologies necessary to fuel opportunities. See how CrateDB streamlines information and tailors data access to deliver real-time information when it's needed.
How to win with AI and data: Ash Fontana in a conversation with Christian Lutz
Ash Fontana, author of The AI-First Company: How to Compete and Win with Artificial Intelligence, talks to Christian Lutz, Founder and President of Crate.io about how to transform a company into an AI-first company.
The Edge eats the world
Eva Schönleitner & Christian Lutz in an hour long conversation in German with Bernard Sonnenschein about the origin and future of CrateDB
Product Presentation
CrateDB Edge product presentation at Hannover Messe 2021
Crate.io CEO Eva Schönleitner and Bernhard Zimmermann, Director Business Development at Zühlke Austria, are talking about edge computing and CrateDB Edge.
Panel Discussion
Tales from the machine room
Crate.io's CEO Eva Schönleitner, President Christian Lutz, and CTO Bernd Dorn are talking about why Crate.io open sources the entire codebase of CrateDB with version 4.5.
Use Case
CrateDB in the Wild with Quantum Leap
Dr. Federico M. Facca talks about using CrateDB in an open-source project "CrateDB in the Wild with Quantum Leap"
Panel Discussion
What it means to align with open source values
During the Open Source Release Event of CrateDB v4.5 we hosted a panel discussion and discussed "What it means to align with open source values"
Automating smart factories to monitor machines with n8n and CrateDB
In this webinar we build an automation workflow for industry 4.0 using n8n and CrateDB.
The IOT Show
Turning IIoT data into action with CrateDB
Johannes Moser presents what CrateDB can do, showing it live in a demo
Getting started with CrateDB Cloud on Azure
Luke from the Product Team explains how to deploy CrateDB Cloud in a few quick steps
A conversation about industry, innovation and CrateDB
Christian Lutz chats with Maggie Miller during the IoT World conference in Santa Clara, California
Engineers from GolfNow explain why they chose CrateDB
Sheriff Mohamed and Marcus Briggs, engineers at GolfNow, talk about CrateDB and their experience with it
Dev Talk
Using containerized databases in a machine data environment
How can containerized microservices increase productivity in industry 4.0 use-cases? Claus from Crate.io shows real-world examples
Dev Talk
My experience migrating to MongoDB
Why CrateDB made me wish I had a time machine, by Marios Trivyzas
Dev Talk
CrateDB and Docker
Scale your database like your application


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