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IoT Applications Require Distributed Analytics

Centralized Analytics Won't Work For Many IoT Use Cases

March 29, 2017

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Internet-of-things (IoT) technology offers new visibility into business operations and customer behavior by connecting the physical and digital worlds. Companies that have successfully implemented IoT systems know that the business value of the IoT is created by analyzing the data, drawing insights, and improving actions and outcomes. But designing and executing IoT analytics creates new challenges for analytics professionals because centralized analytics often won't deliver insights and actions in a timely and relevant way. Read this report to understand the new approaches and new topologies that IoT implementers are using to distribute analytics across edge devices, gateways, and data centers.

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Table of Contents

  • The Broad Array Of IoT Use Cases Challenges Analytics Architects
  • Analytics For IoT Must Employ Gateways And Edge Devices
  • Four Examples Of Emerging And Future Patterns For IoT Analytics
  • Only A Few Products Provide Distributed Analytics Capabilities Today
  • Recommendations

  • Evolve IoT Analytics As Tech Capabilities And Standards Expand
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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