Cities are starting to get smarter thanks to embedded systems in many aspects of daily life. Fully realized smart cities are still in their infancy, but the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data are playing a huge role in making smart cities a reality.The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Masters in Computer Science program has put together an infographic on the growing industry of smart cities, the needs of a smart city, and how big data and the IoT are addressing the issues.
A third of all Internet of Things (IoT) developers are primarily focusing on Big Data and analytics projects today.42% of IoT developers are currently writing software that uses sensors.23% of IoT developers are currently working with or incorporating in-memory databases into their development work, and 44% plan to in the next six months.
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has been working on developing IP and products for the IoT (Internet of Things) for many years with the idea that they do not want to miss this next huge growth area which companies like DHL and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) have estimated to be 50 billion things by 2020. These companies estimate that IoT will deliver a $1.9 trillion boost to supply chain and logistics operations. While Intel will sell chips to go into Things, their biggest financial benefit will come from sales of processors for gateway devices to collect data at the edge and data centers needed to store/process/analyze the data from 50 billion Things so that personal computing devices can connect humans to the useful Big Data analytics. (Note that the chips in Things, onsite gateways and onsite processor chips are part of the Intel IoTG while the processors in data centers are part of the Intel DCG.)
The Internet of Things. Cloud. Big Data. Real-Time Analytics. To those who do not quite understand what these phrases mean (and let’s be honest, that’s likely to be a large portion of the world), words like “IoT” and “Big Data” are just buzzwords. The truth is, the Internet of Things encompasses much more than jargon and predictions of connected devices. According to Parker Trewin, Senior Director of Content and Communications of Aria Systems, “IoT is big news because it ups the ante: Reach out and touch so
Advances in healthcare for curing and managing diseases, extending life expectancy and improving overall quality of life have been significant. We might think that’s all good and it is; but in reality new challenges have surfaced.While the average life expectancy of humans is on the rise, more and more people are developing long term health conditions that require continuous monitoring and ongoing treatment. These two facts have the potential to put additional pressure on already stretched healthcare systems and their ever-increasing costs. What if there was a solution for streamlining and lowering the costs of healthcare monitoring and delivery while improving the quality and making it more convenient and accessible to patients? Think Connected Devices, Big Data and Smart Cities – all part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Formed by ex-Apple AAPL +3.36% engineers, Nest Labs develops products designed to bring Big Data and the Internet of Things into our homes via its smart thermostats, fire alarms and security cameras.The company was bought out by Google GOOGL -0.18% last year for $3.2 billion, which sees its products as central to the inevitable drive towards “smart” homes with connected data systems designed to make our lives more comfortable, while simultaneously cutting down on wasted energy.This is all possible because of Big Data and analytics – algorithms in the software used by the devices to monitor and record how they are used, building up a profile which allows them to intelligently “set” themselves.
79% of Internet of Things (IoT) app developers spend at least 25% of their time with analytics or databases, and 42% work on Big Data or advanced analytics projects.55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud, with 32% connecting through a hub or middle tier.26% of IoT developers most associate cloud computing with the Internet of Things and are 3X more likely to use the Cloud as a development environment.
When pundits discuss the Internet of Things (IoT), they often end up talking about the importance of Big Data analytics. Sensors generate tremendous volumes of data. How will all this data be analyzed?But when I look at the different sensor based systems generating data in a warehouse, I’m beginning to think the bigger challenge may be execution, not Big Data analysis.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don’t believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects. Nevertheless, the study indicated 65 percent of production IoT apps are making money, with expectation that number will hit 80 percent in a few years.
While Apple may not be the king of the Internet of Things just yet, the industry cannot deny its role in promoting the hyper-connectivity of everyday items to the Web. Its iPhone has played a significant part in fueling the ability for companies to access and analyze Big Data obtained from the device, and if the latest reports are true, it appears that the smartphone is now poised to propel the IoT even further.