Watson IoT Platform Edge Analytics enables you to run Watson IoT Platform Analytics on a gateway device. It leverages a streaming engine that is optimized for edge processing.

In Watson IoT Platform, edge analytics are defined and managed in the cloud but distributed out into the IoT network to collect, analyze and respond to conditions at the source with very low latency and without the need to send data to the cloud.

Customers and partners can use Edge Analytics to bring analytics to the edge so that collected data can be analyzed and responded to at the edge of the network. Device data can also be forwarded to Watson IoT Platform to do the following tasks:

  • Additional analytic processing
  • Dashboard visualization
  • Used as input to other analytics
  • Store the data in a cloud-based historian repository

The Edge Analytics solution is available as an SDK for devices that support Java or as a DSLink for Cisco gateway devices.


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