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TiVo's Distribute Database Management System Patent - Collab Slice Explained

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by sbiller, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    The 20.3.1 Update thread highlighted a mysterious new field showing up on the System Info Screen -- Collab Slice.

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    TiVo was issued a patent today (July 2, 2013) that seems to have solved this mystery. Collab Slice refers to TiVo's proprietary distributed database system that provides a central database resident on servers that contains objects. These program objects are gathered together into a distribution package called "slices" and distributed by a range of techniques including private data channels in digital television signals.

    I've uploaded the full patent to Scribd here --> http://www.scribd.com/doc/151329507/Distributed-Database-Management-System-US-Patent-8478114-July-2-2013
     
  2. Teeps

    Teeps Active Member

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    How does this affect TiVo users?
     
  3. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    It probably has a very indirect impact on TiVo users. It documents where TiVo is heading with respect to Client/Server and Cloud services. They clearly believe in a distributed - hybrid model. The new patent significantly integrates web content into the equation. I could theorize that at some point the lines between linear, On Demand, and Web videos on the TiVo platform will be even more blurry than they are today.
     
  4. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Nice job! Thanks for your hard work :up: :)
     

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