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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

About the Reviewers

William Bathurst is a development manager at M2Mi with over 25 years of industry experience. He is currently working with the Industrial Internet Consortium to work out advanced tracking solutions for the Airline Industries.


Doug Ortiz is a senior big data architect at ByteCubed who has been architecting, developing, and integrating enterprise solutions throughout his career. Organizations that leverage his skillset have been able to rediscover and reuse their underutilized data via existing and emerging technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Microsoft BI Stack, Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL Databases, and SharePoint, along with related toolsets and technologies. He is also the founder of Illustris and LLC, and you can reach him at [email protected].

Doug has experience in integrating multiple platforms and products and holds certifications in big data, data sciences, R, and Python. He helps organizations gain a deeper understanding and value of their current investments in data and existing resources, turning them into useful sources of information, and he has improved, salvaged, and architected projects by utilizing unique and innovative techniques.

Doug regularly reviews books on topics such as Amazon Web Services, data science, machine learning, R, and cloud technologies. His hobbies include yoga and scuba diving.


I would like to thank my wonderful wife, Mila, for all her help and support, as well as our wonderful children, Maria and Nikolay.