All 'Internet of Things' articles

Enterprise-grade IoT software, how to comply with mandatory non-functional requirements of Industrial IoT

In an enterprise environment, IoT is very complex, not only because IoT deployments in large organisations will almost certainly need to quickly scale to very large numbers of sensors and devices, but also because the solution needs to work across all other enterprise systems and…
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IoT Rules Engines: How To Build and Run IoT Business Logic

Without automation, IoT solutions offer little more than visualisation dashboards and offline data analysis. As the popular saying goes, nobody really wants a drill, they want their painting on the wall. Similarly, the data itself that is coming from the connected products has little inherent…
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A guide to rules engines for IoT: CEP Engines

What are CEP engines? Although part (and predecessors) of stream processing engines, Complex Event Processing engines deal with events in a slightly different (and better) way than their bigger and younger siblings. We see CEP engines being deployed in edge computing nowadays, where locality, low…
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A guide to rules engines for IoT: Condition-Action engines

What are condition-action engines? Condition-Action based (CA) rules engines belong to the group of Forward Chaining engines, however there are some relevant differences, especially in the context of the IoT domain. AS oposed to forward chaining engines, Condition-Action rules engines don’t allow multiple conditions, which…
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A guide to rules engines for IoT: Forward-Chaining Engines

What is a forward chaining rules engine? An inference engine using forward chaining applies a set of rules and facts to deduce conclusions, searching the rules until it finds one where the IF clause is known to be true. The process of matching new or…
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An extensive comparative guide to IoT automation technologies

As the IoT is picking up speed in consumer and industrial markets, IoT application development is becoming increasingly complex. Solution architects and enterprise developers are looking for tools that can abstract away the complexity and accelerate solution design and time to market. Today we are…
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How can you evaluate an automation tool for the Internet of Things?

If all software is ultimately automation, we can think of rules engines as software squared - they are software tools that automate the automation itself. A rules engine is an automation tool that enables developers to model the world in a declarative way by providing the highest…
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There are many ways to move around a city, and we show all of them in real time on manyways.be

ManyWays.be is a Smart Mobility Belgium project that fetches mobility data from numerous technical platforms. The data streams are boiled, blended, aggregated, mixed, molded and displayed in an interactive map and a real-time dashboard. Mobility information is brought to life, showing the many ways to move…
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