Building a Digital Twin using Watson IoT Platform

The world of IoT is getting really excited about the benefits of accessing high fidelity Digital Twins of real world assets.  What is a Digital Twin you may ask? In simple terms it is any digital representation of a device or system and how it behaves within its environment.  Digital Twins are used through a...

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IBM Watson IoT Platform Information Management – Beta

I have some very exciting news to share about some great new features added to IBM Watson IoT Platform. If you need to work with a large and diverse range of device types and versions, our new Information Management capabilities help you to simplify your applications by decoupling them from the complexities of how specific...

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New recipes on storing and visualising historical data using IBM Watson IoT Platform and IBM Cloudant

Just a quick note to highlight a new series of recipes we have just released on storing and visualising historical IoT data. This recipe series is broken into 3 parts focusing on key stages in the process: Part 1: How to connect IBM Cloudant NoSQL DB with IBM Watson IoT Platform to store device data...

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Integrate Watson IoT Platform with IBM Message Hub

A few weeks ago I blogged about the new ‘beta’ capability to integrate Watson IoT Platform and the IBM Message Hub service on Bluemix. Today I’m pleased to announce this feature is now fully tested and generally available. In order to use the connector you must first create an instance of the IBM Message Hub...

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Watson IoT Platform Connector to Message Hub [Beta]

I’m pleased to announce the beta release of the next component in our storage integration strategy in the form of a managed connector from Watson IoT Platform to the IBM Message Hub service on Bluemix. IBM Message Hub is a scalable, high-throughput message bus. It is built on Apache Kafka, an open-source, high-throughput messaging system which...

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Notice of withdrawal of the ‘built-in’ Time Series historian component of IBM Watson IoT Platform

As part of our evolving strategy to enhance the data storage capabilities of Watson IoT Platform we hereby give 30 days notice of our intent to withdraw the built-in Time Series historian feature from the service.  Experience with our users has shown that you are looking for more flexibility when it comes to data storage.  The...

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Enhanced data storage capabilities for IBM Watson IoT Platform

IoT devices can create a lot of data.  In fact, sensor technology on smart devices already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s data.  This is the new natural resource we want to capture, refine, and distill into something useful.  But with all this wonderful data comes a challenge.  Where do I store it?...

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Watson IoT Platform Last Event Cache (beta)

In the world of connected devices whether it be a temperature sensor on an engine or a heart rate monitor on a patient, an IoT application’s most common question of a device is “What was the last value of ….”. Watson IoT Platform wants to make accessing the most recent information from a connected device...

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