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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

Chapter 6. Defining the Data and Analytics Architecture

Now that we've considered some of the benefits of buy versus build by looking at what Industrial Internet applications can provide, it is time to take a closer look at the underlying architecture and considerations around key components. When we are deploying applications, much of this is under the surface. However, since you might choose to create a largely customized solution, and almost any IIoT deployment requires some degree of customization, understanding how to piece together the underlying architecture is required and is probably a big reason why you are reading this book.⌈

In Chapter 4, Mapping Requirements to a Functional Viewpoint, we described the information domain and the functional requirements it fulfills. You might recall that this domain delivers the metrics needed to run the business. Some of the functions that must be provided include ingestion and cleansing of data, data management, and data analysis through machine...