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How to Build an IoT Product That Delivers Value?

How to Build an IoT Product That Delivers Value?

Simply making a large investment in IoT technology is not enough. To make the Internet of Things count for your company, you need an in-depth understanding of your business goals.

Implementation Timeline from PoC to IoT Deployment

Implementation Timeline from PoC to IoT Deployment

While it makes it possible to get started at a much greater pace and get to full IoT deployment with significantly less upfront investment, the enabler platform does not absolve

The Industrial IoT Platform Buyer’s Guide: Capabilities Grid 2021

The Industrial IoT Platform Buyer’s Guide: Capabilities Grid 2021

We provide a blueprint for creating your own capabilities grid to guide you through the IIoT platform selection process.

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The Industrial IoT Platform: Buyer’s Goal Analysis and Checklist 2021

The Industrial IoT Platform: Buyer’s Goal Analysis and Checklist 2021

From identifying the right data to selecting the right strategy, you first need to map out the road to your kind of IIoT platform, buy, and make the most of

Data Privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT)

Data Privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT)

A viable IoT infrastructure should consider data privacy from the very outset and needs to embed data privacy into all aspects of its makeup.

5 Open-Source IoT Platforms: Making Innovation Count

5 Open-Source IoT Platforms: Making Innovation Count

As the IoT platform model is attracting a larger following and is carving its way into large industrial corporations, building open-source IoT platforms is a logical step towards making the

Use Case: Reading and Visualizing IoT Sensor Data

Use Case: Reading and Visualizing IoT Sensor Data

We connect a Precitec device to the platform and install an IoT app on it to read out and visualize IoT sensor data.

What Is an Open IoT Platform and Why Use One?

What Is an Open IoT Platform and Why Use One?

As there is no clear consensus on what an open IoT platform means, we look into its different meanings and nuances.

Security Best Practices for PostgreSQL

Security Best Practices for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a powerful open-source database management system that comes with advanced functionalities and maintenance task features. In what follows, we cover some of the essential security best practices for

The Cloud IoT Platform: 21 Essential Factors to Consider

The Cloud IoT Platform: 21 Essential Factors to Consider

When leveraged to the fullest, the cloud IoT platform can become the connective tissue binding together different operations and disparate assets, and providing a unified infrastructure for deploying and running

How to Develop IoT Apps Remotely with the Record Evolution Platform

How to Develop IoT Apps Remotely with the Record Evolution Platform

This tutorial shows you how we use the REagent to provide the basic infrastructure to deploy Docker-based applications remotely.

IoT Data Acquisition Using the Record Evolution Platform with MCC DAQ HAT 118

IoT Data Acquisition Using the Record Evolution Platform with MCC DAQ HAT 118

Connect an MCC 118 board with a Raspberry Pi 4 and the Record Evolution platform for IoT data analytics to read and extract measurement data.

IoT Use Case with an Electric Vacuum Pump

IoT Use Case with an Electric Vacuum Pump

We show you how to connect an interface-free vacuum pump prototype to the Record Evolution platform to collect and analyze data.

Use Cases: Utilizing AI and IoT in Manufacturing

Use Cases: Utilizing AI and IoT in Manufacturing

As companies are working to consolidate knowledge & insight, and integrate legacy equipment, AIoT enters the world of manufacturing.

How We Optimize Tableau Server as a PDF Production Engine

How We Optimize Tableau Server as a PDF Production Engine

We present a common use case for reporting businesses: 1000s of static copies of dynamic reports produced by the Tableau Server.

How We Add Value to Reporting Businesses with Tableau Extensions

How We Add Value to Reporting Businesses with Tableau Extensions

Data-driven decision-making is an essential pillar of business development and investment. In this article, we show you our perspective on how reporting businesses can enhance insight generation with customized dashboards.

Top IoT App Development Trends in 2021

Top IoT App Development Trends in 2021

IoT app development is known for its capacities to enhance agility, productivity, and security. So what’s in store for 2021?

Use Cases: Utilising IoT & AI in Automotive

Use Cases: Utilising IoT & AI in Automotive

When IoT, Big Data, and AI are sufficiently addressed across the value chain, automotive companies can make full use of AIoT.

5 IIoT Platforms to Consider for Your Enterprise

5 IIoT Platforms to Consider for Your Enterprise

These industrial IoT (IIoT) platforms offer different approaches to IoT analytics, device management, application development and integration.

6 Free IoT Platforms to Start Your IoT Project in 2021

6 Free IoT Platforms to Start Your IoT Project in 2021

We have prepared a list of 6 IoT platforms that allow you to build a small-scale IoT project while exploring the full functionality of the platform.

Introducing: The Record Evolution Data Science Workbooks

Introducing: The Record Evolution Data Science Workbooks

Combining the best of all worlds, we have built our own data science workbook for interactive data analytics. Here you create collaborative documents using SQL, Python, and Markdown.

Bringing AIoT to a Platform: Why Is This Important?

Bringing AIoT to a Platform: Why Is This Important?

The more sophisticated the IoT system, the stronger AI capabilities it requires. And the true value of the collected IoT data only becomes manifest when it is combined with powerful

What Types of IoT Platforms are There and How to Choose the Right One?

What Types of IoT Platforms are There and How to Choose the Right One?

With the high demand for IoT solutions in the industrial sector and beyond, there has been an exponential growth in the number of IoT platforms. So what types of IoT

Introducing: The Record Evolution Reflasher, or How We Built the World’s Best IoT Flashing App

Introducing: The Record Evolution Reflasher, or How We Built the World’s Best IoT Flashing App

As part of our work to enable open collaborative innovation, we have built the Record Evolution Reflasher, a flashing app for IoT devices. Our purpose was to create a flashing

IoT Platform Comparison: Six Vendors to Keep Watching in 2021

IoT Platform Comparison: Six Vendors to Keep Watching in 2021

We compare some of the most exciting IoT platforms on the market right now, the ones that tick off all the boxes when it comes to innovation: Balena.io, Particle.io, Thingworx,

An IIoT Platform, an IoT Platform, or MES: What’s the Difference and How to Pick One?

An IIoT Platform, an IoT Platform, or MES: What’s the Difference and How to Pick One?

There are over 600 IoT platform vendors globally right now. You have generalized IoT platforms, industrial IoT (IIoT) platforms, and manufacturing execution systems for industrial enterprises. So what's the difference?

Strange New Creatures: Industrial IoT Platforms as Drivers of Change

Strange New Creatures: Industrial IoT Platforms as Drivers of Change

IIoT platforms are highly scalable, flexible, and interoperable. This is the hardware-and-software bundle that connects thousands of devices and allows for the management of multiple applications and massive data flows.

German SMEs Excited about Smart Manufacturing with IoT

German SMEs Excited about Smart Manufacturing with IoT

IoT investment goals in Germany reflect an overall trend in seeking novelty and exploring complex deployment scenarios.

Is Social IoT the Future of M2M Communication?

Is Social IoT the Future of M2M Communication?

Imagine a world where IoT devices are fully-fledged actors in the social fabric, forming the phenomenon of social IoT.

The IIoT Architecture: How to Tap Into Its Full Potential?

The IIoT Architecture: How to Tap Into Its Full Potential?

Setting up a solid framework for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is at the heart of a long-term, robust environment for IIoT project development.

Industrial IoT Platforms: What You Need to Know from the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2020

Industrial IoT Platforms: What You Need to Know from the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2020

We take a look at the emergent phenomenon of the industrial IoT platform, the core capabilities, requirements, and the latest trends.

IoT Data Management: Why You Need It and What Are Its Ultimate Challenges?

IoT Data Management: Why You Need It and What Are Its Ultimate Challenges?

Today’s unprecedented levels of heterogeneity, volume, and connectivity call for IoT data management strategies that consider scale, data gravity, and integration.

Your Data Architecture: Simple Best Practices for Your Data Strategy

Your Data Architecture: Simple Best Practices for Your Data Strategy

If you accumulate data on which you base your decision-making as an organization, you most probably need to think about your data architecture. This helps you gain a competitive edge,

IoT Collaboration: The New Power in the Internet of Things

IoT Collaboration: The New Power in the Internet of Things

The increasing complexity of IoT implementation scenarios and the number of actors involved in end-to-end IoT development efforts within a company have brought unprecedented challenges.

The IoT Process: Why Isn’t IoT a Simple Project?

The IoT Process: Why Isn’t IoT a Simple Project?

IoT implementation is a highly complex, costly, and time-consuming effort. So why should it make sense for so many companies to throw themselves into the uncertain journey of implementing IoT?

IoT Data Aggregation Methods in WSN Landscapes:  Unlocking More Value

IoT Data Aggregation Methods in WSN Landscapes: Unlocking More Value

The use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in a variety of (Industrial) Internet of Things scenarios has gained popularity over the past years.

Data Anonymization Techniques and Best Practices: A Quick Guide

Data Anonymization Techniques and Best Practices: A Quick Guide

Against the backdrop of a growing need to safely share and handle personal data both within a company and across organizations, companies are increasingly turning to data anonymization.

You Want to Be Sustainable: Cloud Computing May Still Be Right

You Want to Be Sustainable: Cloud Computing May Still Be Right

Providing a competitive advantage against corporations, sustainable cloud computing solutions have been named the ultimate equalizer for small and mid-sized companies and a decisive step toward digital maturity.

Data Security in the Cloud: Key Concepts and Challenges

Data Security in the Cloud: Key Concepts and Challenges

Back in 2017, the cloud was declared to be “the new normal”. A survey revealed that 83% of enterprise workloads are expected to run from the cloud by 2020.

IoT Data Collection: A Quick Guide to Current Methods and Research

IoT Data Collection: A Quick Guide to Current Methods and Research

We can think about the data generated by an IoT device as going through three separate phases: the data creation itself, collection and organization, and making data valuable.

The Future is Decentralized: IoT Edge Computing Is Key

The Future is Decentralized: IoT Edge Computing Is Key

This article discusses the features of a decentralized IoT edge computing ecosystem.

IoT and Sustainability: What Is the Environmental Impact?

IoT and Sustainability: What Is the Environmental Impact?

It turns out that uniting IoT and sustainability can be a powerful way of reducing global emissions.

The Hidden War in IoT: The Special Case of the Engineer and the Data Scientist

The Hidden War in IoT: The Special Case of the Engineer and the Data Scientist

Successful IIoT implementation projects require two major actors: the engineer and the data scientist. Yet how do you bridge the gap between these two mindsets?

One Development Platform for IoT and Data Science: Discover How

One Development Platform for IoT and Data Science: Discover How

This article lays out the constituents of what we call the fully rounded IoT development cycle - both tangible and intangible.

IoT Device Management: Overcome These Challenges with IoT Platforms

IoT Device Management: Overcome These Challenges with IoT Platforms

As a recent phenomenon, the emerging paradigm of the industrial IoT platform brings forth the promise of innovation and streamlining.

The New Platform Landscape: Open Platform Adoption in Germany

The New Platform Landscape: Open Platform Adoption in Germany

A recent publication by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) sheds light on the evolution of the global platform landscape while also providing local data.

What Makes A Cloud Data Platform Your Best Friend?

What Makes A Cloud Data Platform Your Best Friend?

A cloud data platform is your counterpart in delivering value and responding to the concrete needs of companies dealing with data-driven processes.

The Essential Capabilities of Data Science Platforms in 2020: An Overview

The Essential Capabilities of Data Science Platforms in 2020: An Overview

In March 2020, Gartner published its report on the critical capabilities of data science and machine learning platforms. The report looks at the offerings of 16 vendors dominating the market.

On The Very Idea of a Platform: The New Force and What to Make of It

On The Very Idea of a Platform: The New Force and What to Make of It

Ever wondered how it is possible to get so much from the internet for free these days? Start with your free Twitter account and Google-searching.

Why Are Custom IoT Solutions Important?

Why Are Custom IoT Solutions Important?

This article highlights the need for an efficiently budgeted, differentiated approach to IoT. It lists the key features of custom IoT solutions and stresses the need for future-oriented approaches.

What to Look for in an IoT Platform?

What to Look for in an IoT Platform?

The IoT platform is a complete set of multi-layered services and integration capabilities that facilitates the management and maintenance of connected IoT devices and logic.

Brownfield IoT Technologies: Extending the Internet of Things to Legacy Devices

Brownfield IoT Technologies: Extending the Internet of Things to Legacy Devices

This article outlines the concepts of greenfield and brownfield and provides an overview of strategies for bringing IoT technologies to brownfield environments.

How to Cover Your IoT Development Cycle with One Platform

How to Cover Your IoT Development Cycle with One Platform

For a fully-rounded IoT development cycle, data scientists and data engineers can benefit from a comprehensive offering that distinguishes itself by its scope.

The Data Science Platform: Changing the Way You Think About Analytics

The Data Science Platform: Changing the Way You Think About Analytics

Why a data science platform? The status quo in data science is still that of the 80-20 rule. Data scientists spend 80% of their time on data wrangling. Only 20%

Internet of Things Trends to Keep Watching in 2020

Internet of Things Trends to Keep Watching in 2020

Back in August 2019, Gartner projected that the enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) sector will have integrated up to 5.8 billion endpoints by 2020.

Data Analytics Trends to Watch Closely in 2020

Data Analytics Trends to Watch Closely in 2020

Well into 2020, huge trends such as IoT, big data, and machine learning continue to dominate the data analytics landscape.

Credit Default Risk Prediction

Credit Default Risk Prediction

Default risk is the chance that companies or individuals will be unable to make the required payments on their debt obligations.

Challenges to Implementing IoT: How to Do Change Management Right

Challenges to Implementing IoT: How to Do Change Management Right

Survey data shows that 43% of companies are looking at the digital transformation to increase competitiveness.

The Path to Becoming a Data Scientist

The Path to Becoming a Data Scientist

Data science surfaced as a term in the 1960s to denote a line of work that specifically deals with the task of making sense of data.

What Types of Data Scientists Are There Out There?

What Types of Data Scientists Are There Out There?

Think of all the strengths you have to showcase as a data scientist. You may have a background in statistics as you sometimes develop new statistical theories for big data.

Is the Digital Transformation a Thing for German SMEs?

Is the Digital Transformation a Thing for German SMEs?

Notes on IoT and the Current Innovation Landscape: A recent study called The Internet of Things in German SMEs casts new light on Germany’s current innovation landscape.

Cloud Computing and SaaS: Insights from a Trend Study

Cloud Computing and SaaS: Insights from a Trend Study

This is an overview of trends in cloud computing and the use of SaaS platforms.

What is the Cloud Platform Repods All About?

What is the Cloud Platform Repods All About?

Managing mid-to-large quantities of data is no longer the daily bread of data scientists only. Working with data has become pervasive.

How to Evaluate Data Platforms for Your Organization

How to Evaluate Data Platforms for Your Organization

And Why a Database is Not Enough: Companies and organizations are increasingly using existing data to generate additional values.

The Top 10 Data Science and BI Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter

The Top 10 Data Science and BI Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence are on the rise. New trends are evolving exponentially. An increasing number of companies are publishing their whitepapers or case studies online.

A Cloud Data Platform Comparison

A Cloud Data Platform Comparison

This article provides a quick cloud data platform comparison and feature assessment of three cloud data platforms: Snowflake, Panoply, and Repods.

How to model data on the Repods platform?

How to model data on the Repods platform?

Repods is a cloud data platform to create and manage data pods. Data pods are compact data warehouses with flexible storage, vCores, and memory.

Data Visualization with Repods: Create Your First Custom Infographic

Data Visualization with Repods: Create Your First Custom Infographic

In this article on data visualization, we are going to demonstrate how to create custom infographics in the Repods cloud data science platform.

Using PowerBI on top of the Repods cloud data science platform

Using PowerBI on top of the Repods cloud data science platform

This tutorial provides a quick overview of ways of using PowerBI, the Business Intelligence Dashboard, on your data prepared and maintained in the Repods Data Science Platform.

FIFA World Cup Statistics: A Data Science Perspective . Creating Analyses and Reports with Repods— Part II

FIFA World Cup Statistics: A Data Science Perspective . Creating Analyses and Reports with Repods— Part II

Data-driven Historical Stats from the FIFA World Cup between 1930 and 2014 : In the second part of our article on data modeling, we are going to model data with Repods.

FIFA World Cup Statistics: A Data Science Perspective . Data Modeling with Repods,  Part I

FIFA World Cup Statistics: A Data Science Perspective . Data Modeling with Repods,  Part I

Data-driven Historical Stats from the FIFA World Cup between 1930 and 2014 : Following our tutorials series on Repods, we can now introduce this slightly more complex example.

Adding Interactivity to Complex Infographics with d3.js in Repods— Part II

Adding Interactivity to Complex Infographics with d3.js in Repods— Part II

In what follows, we are going to show you how to approach the task of adding interactivity to complex infographics in Repods.

Complex Infographics with d3.js in Repods — Part I

Complex Infographics with d3.js in Repods — Part I

Preparing the Structure of the Infographic: In this and the following article, we are going to demonstrate how to create complex infographics by adding interactivity in the Repods platform.