Sources

An introduction to CloudTurbine data sources

CloudTurbine is a data streaming system which uses simple incremental files to share any type of data.  As shown in the figure below, source applications write these files in CloudTurbine format to the local file system; from there, data can be shared using any file sharing mechanism such as Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive.  See our white paper for an introduction to the structure and flow of CloudTurbine data.

Source applications are available to save various types of data to CloudTurbine format – images, audio, text, data captured from serial or UDP streams or data loggers.  See the list of supported source applications under Apps.  You can also create simple shell scripts or develop full custom applications using the CloudTurbine API to save data in CloudTurbine format; see How to get your data into CT and Writing CT source apps for further information.