🟪General Tech

Q:What are your competitive advantages among competitors?

  • Seamlessly & Effortlessly: Glacier offers a MongoDB-like interface powered by L2 Rollup, significantly reducing the entry barrier for developers.

  • Modular Design First: Glacier excels in compatibility. Our modular design caters to different requirements across multi-chains and multi-storage layers.

  • Support Interoperability: Glacier provides full interoperability to the Web3 data and make the Web3 data easily queried, transferred and interoperated.

  • Computation Node Incentives: Glacier implements a network and acquires L2 rollup to incentivize and manage computation nodes. Validator nodes within each sharding pool can verify the legality and validity of computations performed within that sharding pool.

  • NoSQL Capabilities: Glacier has its own computation nodes, which enable richer NOSQL interface capabilities and stronger big data storage and retrieval capabilities.

Q:What does querying data look like under the hood?

Querying data in GlacierDB requires multiple steps, from formulating the query to processing the results. Simple queries within a collection can be handled directly by the DB Shard Node.

To handle more complex queries, we will leverage the Indexer provided by the Glacier Network. Indexers extract data from storage protocols and generate optimized views for fast querying. This functionality enables a wide range of use cases, such as indexing, searching, aggregating, and even applying machine learning algorithms to the data.

Q: What alternate methods for providing access to a GlacierDB exist?

  • Glacier SDK: Glacier SDK provides pre-built libraries and code examples in various programming languages to speed up the development process.

  • RESTful GraphQL API: Dapps can directly access Glacier Gateway's RESTful GraphQL API, which is similar to Infura.

  • P2P Access: Direct communication between participants in the GlacierDB network, eliminating the need for a centralized server or intermediary.

  • Third-party integrations: This involves connecting GlacierDB with other software platforms, services, or tools, such as data visualization tools, analytics platforms, or content management systems. By integrating with popular tools, GlacierDB can be more easily adopted and used within various ecosystems and workflows.

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