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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions.

By : Mohamed Abdelaziz
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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions.

By: Mohamed Abdelaziz

Overview of this book

With the rising demand for and recent enhancements in IoT, a developer with sound knowledge of IoT is the need of the hour. This book will help you design, build, and operate large-scale E2E IoT solutions to transform your business and products, increase revenue, and reduce operational costs. Starting with an overview of how IoT technologies can help you solve your business problems, this book will be a useful guide to helping you implement end-to-end IoT solution architecture. You'll learn to select IoT devices; real-time operating systems; IoT Edge covering Edge location, software, and hardware; and the best IoT connectivity for your IoT solution. As you progress, you'll work with IoT device management, IoT data analytics, IoT platforms, and put these components to work as part of your IoT solution. You'll also be able to build IoT backend cloud from scratch by leveraging the modern app architecture paradigms and cloud-native technologies such as containers and microservices. Finally, you'll discover best practices for different operational excellence pillars, including high availability, resiliency, reliability, security, cost optimization, and high performance, which should be applied for large-scale production-grade IoT solutions. By the end of this IoT book, you'll be confident in designing, building, and operating IoT solutions.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Anatomy of IoT
Section 2: The IoT Backend (aka the IoT Cloud)
Section 3: IoT Application Architecture Paradigms and IoT Operational Excellence

Chapter 7: In the End, It Is All about Data, Isn't it?

Open any modern big data or advanced data analytics book or reference and without any doubt, you will find the phrase Internet of Things (IoT) mentioned frequently. Do you know why? Because IoT is considered one of the greatest data sources for the big data domain.

As stated in the earlier chapters, no one buys technologies just for the sake of playing with them. Technologies are invented and keep evolving to solve business problems. The main purpose of IoT technologies, in the end, is to use valuable real-world data to gain business value and insights; this is what IoT technologies provide to business stakeholders.

Collecting data is one benefit of IoT technologies, and another is managing and controlling IoT devices remotely. For the latter benefit, some might argue that managing devices remotely has already been available for decades now – mobile phone devices are a great example – so accordingly, we...