We are proud to announce the Wizzie Data Platform Country 0.1.0 release. Yes, we know, 0.1.0 doesn’t sound like much, but hear us out: The Wizzie Data Platform (WDP) is being used around the world on different projects and now we took the step to open it to everyone, hoping the Community will see how much power it has and how much it can help in solving different data acquisition, analysis and visualization scenarios. In this post we give you a glimpse of what’s already possible and what’s still in store.
Open Source Stack
The WDP Country 0.1.0 release opens up some platform components to build the Community Stack, which is open source.
The Community Stack is composed of prozzie, Kafka, data pipeline components (normalizer, enricher, zz-cep), druid and wizz-vis. You can use the community stack to implement your use-cases using the powerful wizzie core. You may find all of the components at the URLs at the end of the post.
WDP Plugin Support
The new platform release has a full restructure to support plugins. The plugins allow extending the platform capabilities: adding more data sources and components, enabling to create custom plugins and more.
Currently, the platform has two plugins:
- otx-reputation plugin
- mobility plugin
Country comes with the new WDP-CLI, which has a lot of improvements, bug fixes, and plugin management.
At Wizzie, we know that visualization is very important, and this is the reason why we try to extend the capabilities of wizz-vis as much as we can. This release has some new widgets: histograms, bars and indoors.
We also added support to use post-aggregators to compute complex metrics (average, union, intersect and others) and now we are able to compare our current data with past data using the compare feature that is supported by all of the elementary widgets.
Finally, we added support to customize wizz-vis’ appearance, to be able to adapt it to the specific customers’ needs.
The Country release provides mobility capabilities; this allows users to build mobility use cases, using metrics like dwell-time, assets movements, client tracking, and many more.
The mobility capabilities are made available by a mobility engine. This is a new component that you can use using the mobility plugin. This component is able to track assets and identify sessions as well as compute location metrics.
We also did a prozzie refactorization. This refactorization makes the prozzie much more modular, allowing you to enable/disable the different connectors depending on your needs.
We extended and improved the prozzie installation wizard and CLI as well. Now, you may configure the different connector’s properties, operate and manage Kafka through the CLI, check prozzie updates, and much more!