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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

Assessing the analytics applications

While the APM applications may include the analytics framework, the architects would have to assess how this ties to the analytics application needs for the rest of the Industrial Internet and enterprise applications. The main categories of the analytics capabilities are as follows:

  • Descriptive
  • Diagnostic
  • Predictive and
  • Prescriptive

The following is an illustration of the categories of the analytics framework: 


Next, we will look at the details of the different kinds of analytics capabilities that are needed in conjunction with the APM to unlock its full business potential. Let's start with descriptive analytics.

Descriptive analytics

When the asset data is plotted as a line chart or bar chart, it is a simple representation of the description of the event. The accompanying figure shows the variation in the temperature of air...