IBM Watson IoT Platform presents a highly scale-able SaaS offering that provides mature environment to connect, collect and analyze sensory data from assets. Industries engage IoT platforms to detect unintended behaviors that risk loss in production and lower efficiency in operations. A typical IoT solution involves data aggregator that supports a varied set of protocols, a rules engine that applies policies for monitoring/alerting on behaviors and an asset management system where work orders are created for scheduled maintenance.
In such architectures, a domain expert is required to participate in defining business rules that optimize operations and typically works in silos from development and deployment teams. In a recipe titled Machine Condition Monitoring,¬† we showcase integration with IBM Bluemix Business Rules service that minimize code changes by keeping business logic separate from application logic. The recipe also integrates with¬† IBM Maximo Asset Management which is a comprehensive solution for managing physical assets on a common platform for asset-intensive industries.