Publication: IoT Innovator
Title: What IoT Needs Is a Data Layer
Author: David Simmons
Abstract: In this article, IoT Developer Evangelist at InfluxData David Simmons makes the case that the real challenge with the IoT is not the devices but the data. He begins by discussing the staggering amount of data being generated in an IoT world and the need to manage “the tidal wave of data that is headed our way.” He reminds that the purpose behind the devices is the data. He notes that data collection, processing, and analysis will have to be highly distributed. Then he proceeds to explain what the needed data layer for IoT deployment means and how to identify it.