Great Bear Documentation
Welcome to Great Bear - the simple and efficient SaaS-based application for managing operations and modern application capabilities at the edge.
Great Bear simplifies the deployment and operation of next-generation data-heavy and AI applications at-the-edge for developers and IT users, supporting them with intuitive SDKs and ready-to-use apps.
We bring the experience of the cloud for users and developers to on-prem apps - and offer this experience as a service. Great Bear extends the flexibility, easiness (serverless, automation, observability) and rich ecosystem (AppStores) of the cloud to applications that need to be partly or fully deployed on-premise for performance, survivability, legal or policy reasons. Overall, our design goals include:
Large-scale deployment - with Great Bear you can roll out applications, real-time updates, and security policies across thousands of sites in a simple, automated way.
Optimized workload placement - Great Bear can optimally deploy your computation-heavy tasks in constrained environments that have limited compute power, RAM, and storage, in a way that can comply with location-related policies (for example, GDPR).
SLO and cost optimization of data processing and storage - Great Bear can balance your requirements with cost through SLO-driven deployment.
Heterogenous device support - Great Bear supports a great variety of x86 and ARM-based devices suitable for small to large, enterprise-grade deployments (Intersight).
Loosely coupled, autonomous edges - the declarative, federated model of Great Bear combines resiliency with scalability. Your sites continue to operate when the WAN connectivity is lost.
The following sections show you the most important aspects of using Great Bear.