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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
Book Image

Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

The application domain

This domain consists of the logic, rules, models, and user interfaces needed to address the business requirements that we gathered previously. The primary components that will comprise an application domain are illustrated in the following diagram:

We will need to reference our discovery documentation and data flow diagrams for our project that were described in the previous chapter. We will also consider how information that is needed will be delivered to the business analysts and other users of the information. For this, we need to assess the skills present among our business users to ensure that we deliver the KPIs and related information in a usable form.

Assessing business analysts and user skills

Seemingly, everyone wants to be a data scientist these days and wants to put that moniker on their business card. Few are. On the other hand, many might not agree that the business should be managed based on data and analytics. How do we rationalize the variety of skills...