IoT's great divorce: Decoupling data from device
The huge variety of systems currently used by IoT devices is holding back the potential impact of big data analysis on companies' business practices. Companies are struggling to gather data from connected devices and transfer it to the cloud or data centres for analysis. However, software designers are seeking to create universal tools, which enable companies to use one program to extract data from a variety of devices. One such firm is VMware, whose product Liota (Little IoT Agent), is a vendor-neutral open source software development kit (SDK) for building secure IoT gateway data and control orchestration applications. This will allows firms to sidestep one of IoT biggest problems: the gateway component.
With millions of
Internet of Things (IoT) devices around the world and hundreds of
standards, channels and platforms, extracting data from IoT devices
can be cumbersome. However, if the data can be decoupled from the
device, then it can be more easily analysed, providing companies with
tremendous insight to help streamline their business processes.