Architecting the Industrial Internet

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  • Learn the history of the Industrial Internet and why an architectural approach is needed
  • Define solutions that can connect to and control thousands of edge devices and machines
  • Understand the significance of working with line of business leadership and key metrics to be gathered
  • Connect business requirements to the functional architecture
  • Gain the right expectation as to the capabilities of Industrial Internet applications and how to assess them
  • Understand what data and analytics components should be included in your architecture solution
  • Understand deployment trade-offs, management and security considerations, and the impact of emerging technologies

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.

  • Define solutions that can connect existing systems and newer cloud-based solutions to thousands of thousands of edge devices and industrial machines
  • Identify, define, and justify Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) projects, and design an application that can connect to and control thousands of machines
  • Leverage the power and features of a platform to monitor, perform analytics, and maintain the Industrial Internet
Page Count 360
Course Length 10 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781787282759
Date Of Publication 21 Sep 2017


Shyam Nath

Shyam Nath is the director of technology integrations for Industrial IoT at GE Digital. His area of focus is building-go-to market solutions. His technical expertise lies in big data and analytics architecture and solutions with focus on IoT. He joined GE in Sep 2013. He has worked in IBM, Deloitte, Oracle, and Halliburton, prior to that. He is the Founder/President of the BIWA Group, a global community of professional in Big Data, analytics and IoT. He is author of the IoT Architecture chapter in Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook, published by Wiley. He has often been listed as one of the top social media influencers for Industrial IoT. He is very active on Twitter (@ShyamVaran).

Robert Stackowiak

Robert Stackowiak is a technology business strategist at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago where he gathers business and technical requirements during client briefings and defines Internet of Things and analytics architecture solutions, including those that reside in the Microsoft Azure cloud. He joined Microsoft in 2016 after a 20-year stint at Oracle where he was Executive Director of Big Data in North America. Bob (his nickname) has spoken at industry conferences around the world and co-authored many books on analytics and data management including Big Data and the Internet of Things: Enterprise Architecture for A New Age, published by Apress, five editions of Oracle Essentials, published by O'Reilly Media, Oracle Big Data Handbook, published by Oracle Press, Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata, published by Oracle Press, and Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions, published by Wiley. You can follow him on Twitter at @rstackow.

Carla Romano

Carla Romano is director of development for big data and data warehousing at Oracle, focusing on industry solutions, including the Industry Data Model suite of products for airlines and transportation, telecommunications, retail, and utilities industries. She has an extensive background in Business Intelligence and data management, and is a frequent presenter at Oracle Openworld and the BIWA-SIG conferences. She is also a member of the IIC testbeds committee. She is currently developing utilities for Oracle Big Data Cloud Service. She previously worked at Lockheed Engineering Sciences and Unisys under contracts from NASA.