Revolutionizing Real-Time Information Sharing with Helios

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, the ability to share information in real time is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity. Helios, our advanced data management and security platform, is at the forefront of this revolution, empowering organizations to share and manage data dynamically. This blog post delves into the benefits of implementing an ontology in Helios, focusing on Helios virtual objects and the Shared Signals Framework (SSF). We’ll illustrate these concepts with a practical example of cross-organizational information sharing, showcasing how real-time updates to objects or metadata can enhance collaboration and operational efficiency.

Helios Virtual Objects: The Foundation for Dynamic Data Management

Helios introduces the concept of virtual objects, a powerful abstraction that simplifies data management by allowing for the dynamic combination of data from multiple sources into a unified object. These virtual objects, generated at runtime, serve as flexible endpoints for data access and manipulation without the need for direct interaction with the underlying data model.

Virtual objects in Helios facilitate real-time data sharing by automatically creating API endpoints based on the defined data model. This means that changes to objects or their metadata can be instantly accessible to authorized users or systems, streamlining the process of data management and ensuring that all stakeholders have access to the most current information.

Shared Signals Framework (SSF): Enhancing Interoperability

The Shared Signals Framework (SSF) in Helios extends the capabilities of virtual objects by enabling different instances of Helios to share information about events in real-time. This framework allows for seamless communication between disparate systems, ensuring that any changes to objects or their metadata are instantly propagated across all connected instances. SSF not only facilitates efficient data sharing but also ensures that data remains consistent and up-to-date across organizational boundaries.

Practical Example: Cross-Organizational Real-Time Data Sharing

Imagine two organizations, Organization A and Organization B, that collaborate on a project requiring access to shared data objects. Both organizations utilize Helios to manage their data, with a common ontology defining the structure and relationships of the data objects they use.

With Helios virtual objects and SSF, when an employee from Organization A updates the metadata of a shared object, such as changing the status of a project task, this change is immediately reflected in Organization B’s instance of Helios. This real-time update enables Organization B to react promptly to the new information, adjusting their workflows and tasks accordingly.

This seamless sharing of real-time information between Organization A and B eliminates delays and miscommunications, fostering a more collaborative and efficient partnership. It showcases the power of Helios in enabling dynamic data sharing and management across organizational boundaries.


The implementation of an shared ontology in Helios, leveraging virtual objects and the Shared Signals Framework, marks a significant advancement in real-time information sharing and data management. By facilitating instant updates and communication between different Helios instances, organizations can achieve unparalleled levels of collaboration and operational efficiency. As we continue to explore and expand these capabilities, Helios is set to redefine the standards of data management and security in the digital age.

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