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Industrial Internet Application Development

By : Alena Traukina, Jayant Thomas, Prashant Tyagi, Veera Kishore Reddipalli
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Industrial Internet Application Development

By: Alena Traukina, Jayant Thomas, Prashant Tyagi, Veera Kishore Reddipalli

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet refers to the integration of complex physical machines with networked sensors and software. The growth in the number of sensors used in industrial machinery has led to an exponential increase in data being captured for predictive analytics. Industrial Internet Application Development is a practical guide for developers who want to create applications that leverage the full capabilities of IIoT. You will get started by learning how to develop your first IIoT application and understanding its deployment and security. Once you’re familiar with what IIoT is, you will move on to exploring Edge Development along with the analytics aspect of the IIoT stack. In later chapters, you’ll get to grips with the deployment of IIoT applications on the Predix platform. As you cover these concepts, you’ll be able to identify key elements of the development framework and understand their importance while considering architecture and design for IIoT applications. By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to deploy IIoT applications on the Predix platform and incorporate best practices for developing fault-tolerant and reliable IIoT systems.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Free Chapter
IIoT Fundamentals and Components
Future Direction of the IIoT

IIoT system architecture

IIoT system architecture, in its simplistic view, consists of three tiers (as the following diagram illustrates):

  • Tier 1: Devices
  • Tier 2: The Edge Gateway
  • Tier 3: The cloud
Three-tier architecture of a typical IIoT end-to-end application

Tier 1 of the IIoT architecture consists of networked components, typically sensors and actuators, from the IIoT equipment, which use protocols such as Modbus, Zigbee, or proprietary protocols, to connect to an Edge Gateway. Tier 2 includes sensor data aggregation systems called Edge Gateways that provide functionality, such as preprocessing of the data, securing connectivity to cloud, and using systems such as WebSockets, the event hub, and, even in some cases, edge analytics or fog computing. Tier 3 includes the cloud application built for IIoT using the microservices architecture, which is usually polyglot and inherently...