Publication: Techzone360
Title: Pushing IoT Analytics to the Edge
Author: David Simmons


Abstract: In this article, IoT Developer Evangelist at InfluxData David Simmons discusses the process of pushing IoT analytics to the edge. He begins by noting the tremendous volume of real-time data that needs to be efficiently collected and analyzed. Then he explains why pushing data collection to the edge can reduce costs and why it is in fact becoming a requirement for IoT deployments. Then he covers the need for building a performant gateway device for IoT deployments and for having highly efficient software to run on it. Through the course of the article, he outlines the requirements for handling IoT data as well as the attributes of an edge device and the needed capabilities of an IoT data collection platform. He concludes by explaining why IoT data is time series data.


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