In this video:
- Andrew Trice, Bluemix Architect for Global Development Tools, IBM
In this presentation, Bluemix Architect for Global Development Tools Andrew Trice explains how broad IoT can be defined (“as long as there is a sensor collecting data”) and how regardless of type of sensor, the techniques for collecting data, making it actionable, and interacting with it are quite similar.
Andrew offers how you can build these systems, via streaming message queues, through asynchronous processing with the serverless OpenWhisk, or, as this video suggests, using Cloud Foundry and Node.js.
Why Node.js and Cloud Foundry? Andrew notes that Node.js is a “really easy language to get things done really quickly” – it is capable of solving a lot of development problems. It is effective in rapidly building proof-of-concept solutions too.
Cloud Foundry allows you to take the solutions you develop in Node.js and deploy them easily across a number of varied platforms:
“You simply change a little code and point it at a different dataset and not only is your solution cross-platform, it’s cross-industry.”
Finally, Andrew provides a number of use cases that illustrate how a drone is combined with computer vision and machine learning, how scalable cloud runtimes can transform the industrial work process, and how insurance companies can handle claims faster, safer, and with less error than ever before.
Thanks to Cloud Foundry Summit 2017 for promoting such a great resource.
Resources for you
- Get started with the Watson IoT Platform
- Explore the Watson IoT Platform Developer Center
- Try a started application for the Watson IoT Platform
- Create Cloud Foundry apps on Bluemix
- Download, modify, and redeploy Cloud Foundry apps
- Get started with Node.js on Bluemix
- Explore the SDK for Node.js
- Learn how to deploy a sample Node.js app to the cloud
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