We never really have data. It lives in data centers, stored in a foreign language like SQL or UML, with its meaning lost in translation. Yes, it’s consistent and secure but we can’t see it, and wouldn’t understand it if we could. We experience data through applications, but as soon as we put it to work in our spreadsheets, documents or tools, it becomes our problem. We have to keep track of what it means, manage it, and keep it secure.
Data should belong to users
How did we come to accept that data can only be handled by engineers? That it’s OK not to capture meaning? That we need a silo for every kind of data, so integration becomes a science project? The cost, risk and overhead of all this is enormous. It shouldn’t be like that. Data is content, and content should belong to users.
We talk about the properties of Aluminum or the national budget in the same language, so we should store data the same way. No translation necessary. It should be meaningful, consistent, secure and authoritative in our world, and under our control at any scale, and able to capture new kinds of information as they arise. Truenumbers® does these things.
Real digital transformation
Truenumber data is a collection of individual facts expressed in a patented structured natural language that people can read and write, and supports simple, powerful queries. It supports AI and machine learning particularly well. Truenumber facts can be used in Word, Excel, and program code, retaining readability, security and validity everywhere. Digital transformation doesn’t happen by moving the same data into a new architecture - it requires changing the way we think about data.
Practical and scalable
Truenumbers is easy to deploy, and its data can live in any storage technology favored by I.T. including relational, big tables like Accumulo, or JSON DB’s like Postgres or MongoDB. I.T. shouldn’t have to be involved in content. They have plenty to do providing and maintaining infrastructure, security, system architecture and administration.
Truenumbers has already boosted productivity, traceability, and security in Government and Fortune 500 enterprises for sensor-based systems, aircraft maintenance tools, and has made critical spreadsheets trustworthy and more secure. Start small, and grow as you realize that Truenumbers is a game-changer.