Internet of Things (IoT) is the in thing that no sane company would neglect.
BlackBerry after its recent smart phone is also into IoT and has a complete
platform. Main vertical applications targeted are automotive and asset
tracking for now.
Here is about the platform in Blackberry's own words.
"The BlackBerry® IoT Platform is here to give you that control, providing a
cloud-based solution that lets you build and manage IoT applications and
devices in a secure, efficient, and scalable way."
Security: via BlackBerry cryptography and Key Management technology-The IoT
platform is hosted in the secure, global BlackBerry infrastructure.
Scalability: Massive scalability at every layer, instantaneous data indexing
with no bottlenecks and redundant long-term storage.
Efficiency: Superb messaging both event-driven and store-and-forward
You want to try it out. It... (more)
Microsoft pulls a fast one! Good showing Microsoft.
Project Natick is Microsoft's R&D feasibility project to explore, manufacture
and operate a underwater.
Hey, you don't look for cooling water, if you can take the salt out. How is
latency improved? Drop the datacenter in the nearest ocean or lake. Energy
efficiency is a no-brainer considering the environment the data center is in.
Bring in 3D manufacturing and you can have a data center manufactured and
deployed in no time at all, no need for expensive land acquisition, licenses,
Microsoft estimates they can d... (more)
Real-time Analysis of IoT on Microsoft Azure with Stream Analytics
Simply put, it is about collection of data from various devices (different
types, different protocols, different complexity, etc) in real-time and
aggregating and processing this incoming stream of data to provide useful
information. This can enormously improve efficency and make the business
stand out. Presently businesses may be implementing custom solutions for
addressing such data handling and analysing scenarios.
This is going to get more streamlined, easy and cost-effective using the
recently introduced Azure ... (more)
It almost looks like Internet of Things really came into existence because of
the Cloud. It is the most reasonable way (probably the only cost effective
way) to operate the IoT.
SAP Hana Cloud Platform also offers the IOT Services a la Cloud. SAP Hana
in-memory IoT Platform helps you to quickly develop, deploy and manage your
IoT Projects and machine-to-machine applications.
You can use the platform to "automate processes at the core and connect to
almost anything at the edge of your network."
You can carry out all these SAP stated objectives:
Harness the core capabilities of SAP... (more)
Azure Data Lake Store in Private Preview
Recently announced Azure Data Lake addresses the big data 3V challenges;
volume, velocity and variety. It is one more storage feature in addition to
blobs and SQL Azure database. Azure Data Lake (should have been Azure Data
Ocean IMHO) is really omnipotent. Just look at the key capabilities of Azure
Native format, distributed data store. No need to pre-define schema
information. From unstructured to structured data handling.
Kilo bytes to Exa bytes OK. Ready for read/write.
At any scale
Scale to match your needs; ... (more)