As we're gently spinning down for Christmas and Year's End parties, it's time to take a quick peek at what we have in store for next year.
But first some fun off-topic news: we've been hosting a benefit for the Red Cross / Studio Brussel action to support orphans of AIDS victims this week, basically doing some live DJing and music streaming during lunch. It was called "lunchmusic4life" and the result can be seen at our UStream show page. We aren't done yet, if you have some time tomorrow tune in between 12AM and 1PM Belgian Time.
We're planning to release a new beta of Lily somewhere end of January introducing a number of performance enhancements we're currently researching with the nice (hardware) assistance of the Sizing Servers lab of HOWEST. I'll be giving a NOSQL intro presentation during YaJUG's inaugural NOSQL User Group meeting that month as well.
We're still on target to have our 'final' 1.0 release end of March, which means we're planning for 2.0 already. The idea for 2.0 is simple: at first, you'll use Lily to 'just' store and index your data, but next, with 2.0, we'll give you some tools to play with your data, basically the plumbing to provide Data Insights around your information collection.
We'll do this together with partners, but on the low-level technical side of things, we'll provide a processing framework that will allow you to easily have recommendations, patterns, semantic augmentation and other advanced (meta)data processing exposed as part of the Lily data model. During the process, we'll also take 'audience data', basically usage data into account, as these will provide data insights as well.
In the mean time, we're working on some proof-of-concept Lily projects for customers, putting Lily through its paces and see how well it performs. Needless to say, we're thankful and thrilled to have these early adopters on board.
On the Daisy side, projects are doing well, we just signed up a new customer who's going to manage medico-operational care procedures for a Dutch oncology center.
We'll be merrily continuing our open source product activities in 2011, with some other exciting announcements ahead of us. The entire Outerthought team wishes you a great Christmas season, and see you on the other side!