In architecting end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, one of the biggest challenges is how to integrate IoT data with data streams from enterprise systems and external sources. Traditionally, businesses have used an enterprise service bus (ESB) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) to integrate and connect different systems and applications. However, this integration approach, due to its complexity and time-consuming implementation cycle, is not suitable for the rapidly moving needs of digital business imperatives like IoT. Given IoT’s adaptive nature, agile integration should be considered.
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How do customers build an end-to-end IoT solution using commercial grade, open source products? This is the question we (Patrick Steiner, Maggie Hu and I) wanted to address with our session at the Red Hat Summit, Boston. The end-to-end solution is based on three-tier Enterprise IoT Architecture, which integrates IoT data with existing business processes and the human element.
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At the Red Hat Summit in Boston earlier this month, one IoT event stood out from the rest – a CodeStarter hackathon that brought together 80+ IoT enthusiasts to learn, tinker, and build an end-to-end IoT solution. The result was a complete IoT application that seamlessly integrates across IT and OT (Operations Technologies).
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Last week, our IoT partner, Eurotech, announced some important milestones–the availability of their Everyware Software Framework (ESF) 5.0 and a preview of a new version of their Everyware Cloud 4.2. These milestones are important examples of open source IoT innovation, through both Eurotech’s commercial offerings and the upstream open source communities that contribute to them.
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What happens when you have expensive industrial equipment that needs to be moved from point A to point B and you want to anticipate all that could happen in the process: improper handling, power failure, or even thievery? How do you collect data from its various sensors (vibration, humidity, etc.) to make sure your equipment is operating properly? How do you provide connectivity so that all the way from point A to point B, your asset is reporting to a backend server to allow for remote tracking? What kind of backend system should you rely on for collecting and making use of the information that you will be collecting?
Join this year’s Red Hat Summit IoT CodeStarter  to experience – live! – the capabilities of open source projects such as Eclipse Kura and Eclipse Kapua for creating efficient and easy-to-maintain IoT solutions for asset management.
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The Eclipse IoT community announced the winners of the third Open IoT Challenge, a developer challenge to promote the use of open source and open standards in Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The panel of judges for this competition were from Bosch, Eurotech, Red Hat, and others.
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