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Barry Nichols

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Mobile Informer

By: Barry Nichols
January 27th, 2020

On January 27, 2020, Interloc Solutions released the Mobile Informer 5.8 Product Update. The new 5.8 version of Mobile Informer makes partitioned Catalogs a first-class feature, providing significant backend performance improvements in environments delivering data strictly via clearly-defined partitions for offline usage. This is especially relevant for customers with separate, disjoint data sets who need that data available offline at all times. An example being assets spread across factories or inventory spread between storerooms at different sites. When Catalog Partitioning was introduced in 5.6, it was an an “alternative” or “additional” way to track and deliver Catalog data. It is now possible for developers and administrators to define partitioned Catalogs as available strictly and solely via partitions. Doing to allows Informer to optimize data tracking, reduce storage costs, reduce the cost of preloads, and be generally “smarter” about when Preloads are generated and/or invalidated. Doing so lifts the practical limitation on how large (in sum across all partitions) any given Catalog can be. In addition to the Catalog Partitioning improvements, and some quality of life improvements and bug fixes, version 5.8 also: 1. Unifies and simplifies Informer queue configuration across the cluster, by reducing the number of parameters and leveraging Maximo’s “Global” and “Instance” system properties. 2. Allows the balance different types of Notifications processors to be specified, which allows for further optimization, as well as the ability to concentrate queue processing on fewer JVMs when desired (rather than being forced to spread across clusters). 3. Adds support for PostgreSQL as another supported database for externalized Informer Queue tables. You can download the update's Release Notes for a listing of defect corrections and functional enhancements. To obtain this product update or request additional information, please go to our Support site.