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Learn the ins and outs of the Industrial Internet of Things through subjects ranging from its history and evolution, right up to what the future holds. About This Book 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 Who This Book Is For Architects who are interested in learning how to define solutions for the Industrial Internet will benefit immensely from this book. Relevant architect roles include enterprise architects, business architects, information architects, cloud solution architects, software architects, and others. The content is also relevant for technically inclined line of business leaders investing in these solutions. What You Will Learn 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 In Detail 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. Style and approach This book takes a comprehensive approach to the Industrial Internet, thoroughly acquainting the reader with the concepts and philosophy of the IIoT. It provides a basis for defining an IIoT solution in a thoughtful manner and creating what will be viewed as a successful project.
Remain relevant in the face of constant change during your career in technology. This book shows you how to proactively plan in anticipation of future changes. Many people find technology careers enticing because of the number of job opportunities, the high compensation, or simply because of fascination with technology itself. Once in those careers, however, there are many challenges to remaining relevant and at one’s peak in the face of constantly shifting competitive and technology landscapes. Incumbents face a constant stream of new skills to learn that are often already known by more recent graduates entering the market at lower compensation rates. There also are time-to-market challenges and the need to keep up with the introduction of automation. This book was written based on the author’s experience gained over 40 years working with and in technology-related fields and companies. It provides practical guidance on remaining relevant as changes are expected to occur in technology at ever faster rates in coming decades. What You'll Learn Know what companies really want Realize the importance of alignment with company culture Understand the political landscape and how to use it to advantage Discover why creating, maintaining, and operating in a diverse environment is beneficial Master strategies for skills development Future-proof your career Who This Book Is For Technology professionals who want to remain relevant and happy while navigating their current career and university students who are pursuing a STEM career and actively planning their future
Master Oracle NoSQL Database Enable highly reliable, scalable, and available data. Oracle NoSQL Database: Real-Time Big Data Management for the Enterprise shows you how to take full advantage of this cost-effective solution for storing, retrieving, and updating high-volume, unstructured data. The book covers installation, configuration, application development, capacity planning and sizing, and integration with other enterprise data center products. Real-world examples illustrate the concepts presented in this Oracle Press guide. Understand Oracle NoSQL Database architecture and the underlying data storage engine, Oracle Berkeley DB Install and configure Oracle NoSQL Database for optimal performance Develop complex, distributed applications using a rich set of APIs Read and write data into the Oracle NoSQL Database key-value store Apply an Avro schema to the value portion of the key-value pair using Avro bindings Learn best practices for capacity planning and sizing an enterpriselevel Oracle NoSQL Database deployment Integrate Oracle NoSQL Database with Oracle Database, Oracle Event Processing, and Hadoop Code examples from the book are available for download at www.OraclePressBooks.com.
Netezza focuses on technology designed to query and analyze big data. The company's innovative data warehouse appliances are disrupting the market. Wishing to exploit data at lower costs of operation and ownership, many of our customers have moved their data warehouses from Oracle. Oracle has now brought Exadata to market; a machine which apparently does everything TwinFin does, and also processes online transactions. This examination of Exadata and TwinFin as data warehouse platforms is written from an unashamedly Netezza viewpoint, however to ensure credibility we have taken advice from Philip Howard, Research Director of Bloor Research and Curt Monash, President, Monash Research. To innovate requires us to think and do things differently, solving a problem using new approaches. Netezza focuses exclusively on customers needs and wants for data warehousing. TwinFin delivers excellent performance for our customers' warehouse queries. TwinFin offers customers simplicity; anyone with basic knowledge of SQL and Linux has the skills needed to perform the few administrative tasks required to maintain consistent service levels through dynamically changing workloads. TwinFin's performance with simplicity reduces their costs of owning and running their data warehouses. More important, our customers create new business value by deploying analytic applications which previously they considered beyond their reach. "Netezza was part of the inspiration for Exadata. Teradata was part of the inspiration for Exadata," acknowledged Larry Ellison on January 27, 2010. We'd like to thank them for forcing our hand and forcing us go into the hardware business. While delivered with Larry Ellison's customary pizzazz, there is a serious point to his comment: only the best catch Oracle's attention. Exadata represents a strategic direction for Oracle; adapting their OLTP database management system, partnering it with a massively parallel storage system from Sun. Oracle launched Exadata V2 with the promise of extreme performance for processing both online transactions and analytic queries. That Oracle excels at OLTP is a given. But data warehousing and analytics make very different demands of their software and hardware than OLTP. Exadata's data warehousing credentials demand scrutiny, particularly with respect to simplicity and value. This eReport opens by reviewing differences between processing online transactions and processing queries and analyses in a data warehouse. It then discusses Exadata and TwinFin from perspectives of their query performance, simplicity of operation and value. All we ask of readers is that they do as our customers and partners have done: put aside notions of how a database management system should work, be open to new ways of thinking and be prepared to do less, not more, to achieve a better result. One caveat: Netezza has no direct access to an Exadata machine. We are fortunate in the detailed feedback we receive from many organizations that have evaluated both technologies and selected TwinFin. Given Oracle's size and their focus on Exadata, publicly available information on Exadata is surprisingly scarce. The use cases quoted by Oracle provide little input to the discussion, which in itself is of concern to several industry followers, e.g. Information Week. The information shared in this paper is made available in the spirit of openness. Any inaccuracies result from our mistakes, not an intent to mislead.
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