ASTRA is a set of software tools for mediated interpersonal awareness, addressing the need to stay in touch with family and friends or the need to be reassured regarding their well-being. The software provides a service oriented architecture, user tools, and applications that support communities to appropriate Pervasive Awareness applications.
Bitsy is a small, fast, embeddable, durable in-memory graph database that implements the Blueprints API. It is an ACID database that recovers cleanly from power failures and crashes. Designed for multi-threaded OLTP applications, Bitsy implements optimistic concurrency control and stores data in human-readable JSON-encoded text files. Common management tasks such as online backups can be done over JMX. The speed and simplicity of Bitsy relies on three design principles: No Seek, No Socket, NoSQL.