The information lifecycle for the Internet of Things

Gigaom

In the IoT, the ability for newer, smarter devices to communicate with each other, with back-end datacenters and with related systems requires data to be processed into information in different ways and in more than one location and direction.

RH0056_Lifecycle_IoT_DiagramThe IoT pushes data processing to the edge
As the figure illustrates, tactical data processing can occur at the controller tier with data analyzed near field to allow immediate action to be taken. This field level information analysis prompts action based on pre-defined business rules. Once those actions occur, summary information is relayed to the back-office for deep analysis. Knowledge gained from that analysis determines how best to optimize the system and can result in new rules being set to improve process flow.

The IoT pushes decision making to the edge
The constant feedback loop between tactical field operation and strategic information analysis allows decisions to be made as close as…

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