Understanding Data Streams in IoT
The Internet of Things
The large array of connected devices, often referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT), is delivering an array of new data from the sensors they contain. This data offers the promise of new services, improved efficiency and, possibly, more competitive business models.
While there may be many affects from this set of communicating technologies, one thing is certain: Connected devices will result in a dramatic shift in how we all interact with computers. First and foremost, computers, computing devices and applications will surround us in an environment where the physical and virtual worlds are constantly connected. Instead of today’s billion-node Internet network, the Internet of the near future will be used by trillions of devices, people, organizations and places. And a trillion-node network poses design challenges along with opportunities. Finding a way to process this information – and spot useful events – will be a distinctive factor in an IoT world.