|Blockchain Architecture & Infrastructures
||To bring a blockchain application live, we also need to consider architectural and infrastructural aspects
||DBMS optimized for the execution of analytical queries (rather than transactions). The type may be Relational or NoSQL (Column-store, Key-Value, Document, Graph, ...). Many are able to execute advanced analytics algorithms in-database (cf. 'Bring Compute to the Data').
||Containers are the new Cloud: They are lightweight virtualizations, using far less resources than typical virtual machines for nearly the same level of isolation. They're also more 'single-purpose' and 'throw-away'. They are used extensively to support applications on Cloud Platforms.
|Mobile Strong Authentication
||As the eID is only partially compatible with smartphones and tablets, a different strong authentication mechanism is needed. Additionally, this alternative solution should be very user-friendly in a mobile context.
||Massively Parallel Processing databases. An MPP database is a database that is optimized to be processed in parallel for many operations to be performed by many processing units at a time.
|Software defined anything (SDx)
||Instead of physical hard-wiring of system components, all infrastructure and platforms become virtualized, and configurable via software, enabling enormous flexibility in the datacenter.
||Biometrics are metrics related to human characteristics (e.g. fingerprint, DNA, facial recognition). Biometrics authentication can be used as access control and finally finds acceptance as a strong authentication on mobile devices.
||Transmission technologies not requiring physical contact between transceivers, such as, NFC, RFID, Bluetooth Low Energy, and most techniques used in IoT devices.
|IoT architecture & platforms
||These systems allow user-friendly management of IoT endpoints, and include dataflow control and security.
||The flow of (incoming) data, and not an application's or cpu's regular control flow, govern the architecture and runtime of a system. This an entirely new paradigm, even driven by new hardware, as opposed to the traditional way of working with fluxes.