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Guest post by Ian Skerrett, Eclipse Foundation.
In parallel to the emerging IoT industry, the general software industry has moved towards open source as being a key supplier of critical software components. The phrase “software is eating the world” reflects the importance of software in general, but in reality the software industry is now dominated by open source. This is true for key software categories, including Operating Systems (Linux), Big Data (Apache Hadoop, Apache Cassandra), Middleware (Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Eclipse Jetty), Cloud (OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes), and Microservices (Docker). The purpose of this article is to look at the new technology requirements and architectures required for IoT solutions.
Guest blog post by Bill Vorhies
If you want to capitalize on all the amazing advancements in data science take a look at these two hot growth areas for IoT. It's likely that these will be where a lot of venture capital is invested over the next year or two. A lot of well deserved attention is being directed at speech, image, and text processing. The tools in this area are the CNNs and RNNs we've reviewed in recent articles. We'll continue to exploit and refine these capabilities probably for several more years but if you want to get out in front you really need to be looking for the next wave. We think we've spotted two areas of emerging opportunities where there's not yet a lot of competition but soon will be.
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Guest blog post by Raj Dalal
With their billions of annual captive customers, one would think that airports, and by logical extension, airlines, were prime candidates for the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve passenger experience, yet, there’s not been much progress there. Yes, airlines and airports have started “experimenting” with IoT, but unlike say the health or medicine sector, progress has been comparatively slow.
When you think about consumer cloud platforms, which ones come to mind? Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google’s Cloud Platform are likely to be at the top of your list. But what about industrial cloud platforms? Which ones rise to the top for you? Well, GE’s Predix, Siemen's MindSphere, and the recently announced Honeywell Sentience are likely to be on any short list of industrial cloud platforms. But they aren’t the only ones in this space. Cisco's Jasper, IBM’s Watson IoT, Meshify, Uptake, and at least 20 others are competing to manage all those billions of sensors that are expected to encompass the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Which one do you think will end up dominating the market?