Single point of change
All definition and management operations in a network are performed centrally and any changes made are guaranteed to be both durable and to be propagated across the network.
Hence, each change only needs to be performed once and the network ensures that the change is universally applied on every server.
Even though one or more edge servers may be unavailable at the time of a change, all changes immediately appear universally consistent to users connected to the network.
Data which is common across a network, such as dimension and reference data inevitably changes with time. The definition of a dimension today may be different from many months ago but when the dimension data is combined with event data we want the dimension data to be applied as it was at the time of the events.
Hence the Edge Intelligence platform provides effective dating of universal data, so that changes can be applied from a given point in time and the history of those changes is retained indefinitely - so that queries can apply temporal conditions.
The use of temporal data is optional, such that changes can be applied across all time, where required; and corrections to invalid historic data can also be applied, if required.