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Why We Should Temper Our Optimism About IoT

In this contributed article, Sheza Gary, a technical director at Algoworks, discusses a few pros and some serious cons with IoT and how it’s important to note that IoT is still not an extraordinarily mature technology. The silver lining is that manufacturers are all very aware of all these problems and have been working on fixing them to the best of their abilities. At some point, we can expect tightly-secured, future-proof, and privacy-oriented hardware that responds not only to the demands of a convenience-driven economy but also to its need for hardened technologies.

Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) Introduces the First Benchmark Standard for Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway Systems

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) announced the immediate availability of TPCx-IoT, the industry’s first benchmark which enables direct comparison of different software and hardware solutions for IoT gateways. TPCx-IoT was specifically designed to provide verifiable performance, price-performance and availability metrics for commercially available systems that typically ingest massive amounts of data from large numbers of devices.

The Promise of IoT-Connected Healthcare: a Diabetic Emergency

In this contributed article, Brendan O’Brien, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Aria Systems, considers a hypothetical type 2 diabetic emergency as an example of the importance of an Internet of Things (IoT) connected “lifesaver” sensor.

Healthcare, Cybersecurity, and Innovation in the Wearable Technology Market

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses how the amount of innovation we’re experiencing in the medical IoT and wearable technology market is huge, and there’s enormous potential for more effective, efficient, and cost-effective management of chronic diseases and public health concerns like heart disease and diabetes.

Book Review: The Future of IoT by Don DeLoach, Emil Berthelsen, and Wael Elrifai

“The Future of IoT – Leveraging the Shift to a Data Centric World,” by Don DeLoach, Emil Berthelsen, and Wael Elrifai is a self-published gem for anyone wondering about IoT. The overarching theme of the book is consistently – data, information, and knowledge – with a wrapper of use case examples to make it real. The book will assist you in kick-starting your evaluation of IoT technology in terms of all that data and how best to capitalize on it.

FogHorn Systems Brings Advanced Machine Learning Capabilities to Industrial IoT Edge Computing

FogHorn Systems announced the availability of Lightning ML, the newest version of its Lightning™ edge intelligence software platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Lightning ML is now the industry’s first IIoT software platform with integrated machine learning capabilities and universal compatibility across all major IIoT edge systems.

Introducing Actian Zen Embedded Database for Today’s Data Intensive Next Generation IoT Applications

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced Actian Zen Embedded database, the multiplatform, embeddable database for developers delivering applications to self-managed, small footprint environments. Actian Zen is uniquely well-suited to meet the needs of software developers and data-driven device manufacturers delivering the next generation of IoT applications.

Solving Advanced IoT Analytics with the Databricks Just-in-time Approach

ESG’s recent 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey reveals that both organizations in the throes of IoT, as well as those with plans to go down that path, anticipate that IoT will create business value across several categories including operational efficiencies, better customer service, new products and services, and new business models. Learn the keys to unlocking the potential from IOT Analytics.

MapR Extends Convergence to the IoT Edge

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the converged data platform, announced MapR Edge, a small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform. Addressing the need to capture, process, and analyze data generated by Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices close to the source, MapR Edge provides secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights on a global basis, and the ability push intelligence back to the edge for faster and more significant business impact.

The Enterprise Lacks a Big Data Strategy for IoT Transformation

Internet of Things (IoT) technology holds incredible promise for transforming the enterprise, but one of the biggest hurdles for companies implementing IoT will be extracting insight from the incredible volumes of fast-moving data these systems produce and integrating that resulting intelligence into business processes in real time.