Where is the edge in IoT and how much can you do there? Data collection? Analytics? I’ll show you how to build and deploy an embedded IoT edge platform that can do data collection, analytics, dashboarding and much more. All using Open Source.
As IoT deployments move forward, the need to collect, analyze, and respond to data further out on the edge becomes a critical factor in the success – or failure – of any IoT project. Network bandwidth costs may be dropping, and storage is cheaper than ever, but at IoT scale, these costs can still quickly overrun a project’s budget and ultimately doom it to failure.
The more you centralize your data collection and storage, the higher these costs become. Edge data collection and analysis can dramatically lower these costs, plus decrease the time to react to critical sensor data. With most data platforms, it simply isn’t practical, or even possible, to push collection AND analytics to the edge. In this talk I’ll show how I’ve done exactly this with a combination of open source hardware – Pine64 – and open source software – InfluxDB – to build a practical, efficient and scalable data collection and analysis gateway device for IoT deployments. The edge is where the data is, so the edge is where the data collection and analytics needs to be.