Capitalizing on Data from the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) will generate more data than ever before possible for businesses. As a result, companies are beginning to evaluate the readiness of their infrastructure to handle the capture and processing of this data deluge.  

To shed light on emerging best practices and key technology solutions related to the sheer volume of data at stake, as well as the complexities involved with ingesting, processing and sharing this data, Database Trends and Applications hosted  a special roundtable webcast on “Data Engineering for the Internet of Things.”

This webinar featured Kevin Petrie, senior director of Attunity, and Rich Reimer, vice president of marketing and product management of Splice Machine.

Many recent factors have contributed to the IoT becoming a reality: widespread broadband, new narrowband options, smaller and cheaper sensors, new machine connectivity, the emergence of big data, and Apache Hadoop . “The Internet of Things is important and a lot of companies believe it is worth their time from a competitive standpoint.  This will lead to big changes on how IT operates,” explained Petrie.  These changes will range from new and unique security risks to choosing platforms that manage sensor data well. Kevin Petrie believes that legacy infrastructure cannot scale to process IoT data. “Automation becomes a critical component for the Internet of Things, whether we are talking about a data warehouse or a Hadoop data lake, it’s critical to automate the data integration,” he added.

Splice Machine’s Reimer noted the IoT will be beneficial to not only to businesses but their customers as well.  He cited a common problem as an example, and how automation would greatly alleviate the issue. Almost everyone has probably had their internet “go out” on them, he said. In one instance, after trying to fix the issue himself Reimer called his provider and went through a series of steps that did not work. Finally, the provider performed a remote reset which fixes the issue in 90% of such cases. “Wouldn’t it be great if their network would be able to sense if there was an issue and automatically perform a remote reset?” he said. This would increase customer satisfaction and decrease costs.

To view the webinar, go here.