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Harnessing IoT data from the edge to the cloud and back

July 10, 2018 / ZENOBIA HEGDE

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) offers the potential to dramatically improve many tasks as diverse as preventative maintenance for electronic appliances to smart traffic lights to help reduce congestion.As Pinakin Patel, head of Solutions Engineering for MapR says, many of the use cases require the collection of sensor data from edge devices that is sent over a network connection to a centralised application for analysis before an action is carried out; often back at the edge. This classic input, process and output methodology is well understood but any IoT environment can be a data management challenge because of the huge volumes of data that are created and the latencies inherent in having global distribution.