MAM/DAM Arkki EVO changes skin with Micro-Services

MAM/DAM Arkki EVOA world of value-added opportunities and Sony ODA, the first segment in new architecture.


With a significant development effort aimed at exponentially multiplying the life cycle of Arkki Evo, Media Power announces its new architecture based on micro-services.

This “Event Driven” technology represents a great leap forward which constitutes a clear competitive advantage over other players developing similar solutions in the DAM / MAM segment.

The focus of this important turning point describes an epochal conceptual shift for Arkki Evo which from now on is accelerating as a function of a service-oriented architecture (SOA).


The past

Born in 2013 to fill the gaps in the market starting from the broadcast, media and entertainment studios, today Arkki Evo is widespread in all “verticalized” markets where it is essential to base daily activities on the management of complex digital assets with high intensity and high performance data processing: including museums, medical, genomics, research sites, corporate, enterprise, educational, and culture: virtually everywhere.

The original software, typical of dedicated mono-sectoral applications, was a single “monolithic” service, where all the functions reside in a single “core”, well written, well functioning and to which all the functions are connected.

The limitation of such a traditional system is that in the event of a failure of even a single portion, all the operations of the software are compromised.


The present

The great novelty of Arkki Evo today is in the new conceptual philosophy that uses a radically different technique, known as “service distribution”, which takes up the concept of a central soft core, but in which every function is delegated to a dedicated micro-service.

By acquiring some inputs it will provide outputs in reaction, but each micro-service operates in a completely autonomous way.

Applying the same conceptual technologies of web-scale applications used by giants such as Facebook and Twitter, Arkki Evo continues to be a great application but is now broken down into several small independent services.

Each service has its own technology stack (including database and data management model), which communicate with each other on the core bus via a combination of APIs, resulting in a micro-service organized by business capacity.

The line separation services are referred to as a delimited context, almost a set of “cards” and, if one of the cards generates problems, the complication involves only a segment and not the whole which still continues to function.

The original interoperability of the Arkki platform was not born to move towards integrations other than the initial ones in the AV-Broadcast areas, nor to be able to interface much with different third-party software, applications and hardware.

The vertical evolution of the market has required, as a consequence, a radical improvement of the Arkki Evo service management model, which today is changing its skin and embracing the “Event Driven” methodology model.


The future

Arkki’s tomorrow, full of new advantages, is SAAS, Software As A Service, that is, it will work on services, entirely in the cloud and therefore each customer will be able to buy every single segment of the MAM / DAM in a cloud infrastructure.

Micro-services will be the database, the user interface, the transcoder, the raw cut, and so forth, with a total distribution in the cloud.

Other advantages of such a choice are in the flexibility of being able to adopt future technologies, greater scalability, the simplicity in improving and maintaining each application, and certainly improvements in productivity and in the speed of all functions will be noticed.


First declination: Sony ODA high-end optical libraries

In its new mission to become even more “interoperable” with the market, Arkki Evo has developed a first integration with the well-known and prestigious Sony ODA storage system.
This will allow anyone who uses these systems a new and perfect integration with all the power of MediaPower’s MAM.

Sony along its long history of great technologies dedicated to the management of digital archives has been developing for years the Optical Disc Archive system, in which DVDs, optical disc media on which to store data, are enclosed and protected in a special shell.

The features of this system, which can’t be attacked by viruses and malware, are such as to ensure that the most important information is kept safe, made it easily accessible, and stored for the long term, with a useful life estimated in hundreds of years.



©10/2021 Presspool PressOffice Roberto Landini – MediaPower