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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
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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 7. Defining a Deployment Architecture

You learned about the information domain components that govern the Industrial Internet architecture. We reviewed the data and analytics requirements of standalone manufacturing facilities and the emerging Lambda architecture in Chapter 6, Defining the Data and Analytics Architecture. We went over the speed and batch layers based on the business needs and use cases. We introduced Hadoop and the concept of the data lake for decision support.

In this chapter, we will look at the different considerations and trade-offs that are a result of the different deployment architecture and strategies. You will learn to fully appreciate that architecture is the art of compromise ( The current organization strategy and culture will play an inadvertent part in the deployment architecture for Industrial Internet applications. This chapter will focus on the design of this...