With each passing day, the Internet of Things is becoming more and more prevalent – at the office, in the laboratory, on the production line, etc. IoT technology is not only improving the way things are done now, it is opening the doors to new advancements in areas such as real-time decision making and predictive analytics. One of the by-products of IoT and IIoT sensors and devices is data, … lots of it.
Until recently, most data collected on the edge has been sent to the cloud or discarded. An option now available for edge data management and collection are databases, such as the c-treeEDGE IoT Database, that operate on the edge devices themselves a point much closer to the sensors than the cloud.
This FairCom white paper explores the advantages of using a database on the edge and what to ask when considering which kind of IoT database to implement.