According to recent data from computer network EPCglobal,
perishable suppliers ship more than five billion pallets of
temperature-sensitive produce, pharmaceutical and bio-medical products
valued at $2.6 trillion per year. This cold chain transportation
marketplace is fragmented with information systems and solutions for
tracking and monitoring perishable goods, none of which work together
fluidly. As a result, transportation providers have difficulty
fulfilling delivery requirements, and suppliers aren't able to track
their shipments with the level of detail they need to ensure their
shipments arrive intact and in compliance with handling standards.
Annually, $35 billion worth of cold chain goods are discarded due to
temperature loss and other compliance intrusions during the supply chain
Leading technology companies Catena
have partnered to solve this problem. Cognitect's Datomic database
provides cloud-readiness to deal with Catena's global scale and built-in
tracking of historical information, making it easy to track goods
through the entire cold chain cycle.
An increased pressure by the U.S. and E.U. to establish global
regulations - especially around pharmaceutical and perishable food
transportation - have established a gap in expectations of transparency.
Catena, in partnership with Cognitect, will address this gap by applying
functional programming techniques and data visualization methods to
create a platform that unifies transportation data and empowers shipping
companies to make smart, real-time decisions about their supply chain
"We realized that the scale of these cold chain visibility challenges
would take more than traditional thinking and old-school technology
solutions, which is why we selected Cognitect as our technology
partner," said Alberto Marzan, Founder and CEO of Catena Inc.
"Companies like Catena choose Cognitect and our Datomic database because
they need a database that can scale like NoSQL but provide the query
capabilities of SQL," said Justin Gehtland, CEO of Cognitect. "Datomic
provides that in a fast, simple to manage platform whose collection of
built-in features likewise can simplify their application architecture."
About Catena Inc.
Catena Inc. enables intelligent business decisions by delivering a
unified view of logistics data through integrated technology. Catena
brings a diverse set of business, technology, M2M (machine-to-machine)
and design experts to the problems facing the cold chain transportation
market. Its cloud-based software solution radically transforms and
optimizes the way cold chain transportation logistics are managed,
analyzed, and delivered by providing a single unified view for approved
parties involved in cold chain logistics. For more information, visit www.catenainc.com.
About Cognitect, Inc.
Cognitect, Inc. builds simple tools to solve complex information
problems. The Cognitect team, developers of Datomic, believe that modern
distributed systems are outpacing traditional software paradigms -
especially when adopting cloud hosting and management. Leveraging the
power of immutability, concurrent processing, and true distributed
design, Cognitect offers expert consulting as well as ground-breaking
technology products to revolutionize the way businesses think about and
harness data. For more information, visit www.cognitect.com.
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