Trends Report

IoT Applications Require Distributed Analytics

Centralized Analytics Won't Work For Many IoT Use Cases

March 29th, 2017
Frank Gillett, null
Frank Gillett
With contributors:
Mike Gualtieri , Brian Hopkins , Rowan Curran , Christopher Mines , Jeffrey Hammond , Rachael Klehm , Emily Miller , Ian McPherson


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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