Toshiba to Open Source GridDB®’s SQL Interface, Aims to Accelerate Open Innovation

June 17, 2020
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

KAWASAKI―Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (Toshiba) today announced the addition of SQL*1 to the GridDB open source project as an augmentation to the current NoSQL*2 interface. GridDB is a purpose built database for IoT and Big Data workloads. SQL facilitates data visualization and analysis, accelerating open innovation.

Our commitment towards open innovation and value creation is reflected with the release of open-source GridDB in 2016 where we aimed to enhance GridDB’s technology together with the open source community, and encourage creation of new value by improving GridDB’s interoperability. To further accelerate open innovation, GridDB’s SQL interface previously available only to the commercial version will henceforth be included in the GridDB Community Edition v4.5 as an open source feature. Opening SQL―widely known as the gold standard of database interface―will accelerate application development and expand GridDB’s integration with other applications.


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Future development will continue towards the support for digital transformation and cyber physical system using IoT and Big Data.


About GridDB

Toshiba developed GridDB entirely in-house, drawing on its extensive expertise in diverse industry verticals. The database combines the power of SQL and NoSQL to ensure efficient accumulation of massive volumes of time series data, and to deliver scale-out performance. It features an IoT-oriented data model, in-memory architecture, excellent scalability and unwavering reliability—essential characteristics of IoT and Big Data database.

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  • *1 SQL (Structured Query Language): the standard language for RDBMS.
  • *2 NoSQL: general term for new database management system other than Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
  • * GridDB is a registered trademark of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation in Japan.
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