Experts Discuss How IoT and Streaming Analytics Can Change the World

Real-time access to key data and the resulting insights from such data have been extremely useful for making key decisions. And these data points are streaming in from all types of data sources including IoT sensors.

DBTA recently held a webinar with Charles Boicey, co-founder and CIO at Clearsense and Cindy Maike, VP of industry solutions at Cloudera, who discussed how the edge has evolved across multiple industry verticals, key challenges that every IoT implementation struggles with, and more.

A company’s IoT implementation is only as good as its ability to acquire and analyze the real-time data generated by IoT devices, according to Maike.

According to The ASEAN Appetite for Data-in-Motion, AOPG Insights, 2019, cost comes in as the top factor preventing the implementation of real time analytics followed by security, and complexity of data/infrastructure.

The most pressing issue now is COVID-19, Maike said. Clearsense has been assisting the healthcare space with SMART data. The problem was twofold in the industry as healthcare workers needed to combine multi-format data streams, with hundreds of sources, into one platform, Boicey said. This led to a lack of medical expertise around patient care, post surgery.

Clearsense was able to provide a cloud-based system architected to deliver SMART data, using HDP and CDF. Mission-critical data is now provided along with relevant insight for 2,000 rural providers, Boicey said.

With the growth of IoT, data storage needs are expanding, Maike said.  The Cloudera DataFlow platform, formerly Hortonworks DataFlow, is a scalable, real-time streaming analytics platform that ingests, curates, and analyzes data for key insights and immediate actionable intelligence.

DataFlow addresses the key challenges enterprises face with data-in-motion:

  • Processing real-time data streaming at high volume and high scale
  • Tracking data provenance and lineage of streaming data
  • Managing and monitoring edge applications and streaming sources

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.