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Analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT) by Andrew Minteer

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The situation

The tense white-yellow of the fluorescent ceiling lights press down on you while you sit in your cubicle and stare at the monitors on your desk. You sense it is now night outside but can't see over the fabric walls to know for sure. You stare at the long list of filenames on one screen and the plain text rows of opaque sensor data on the other screen.

Your boss had just left to angrily brood somewhere in the office, and you are not sure where. He had been glowering over your shoulder.

"We spent $20 million in telecommunication and consulting fees last year just to get this data! The hardware costs $20 per unit. We've been getting data, and it has been piling up costing us $10,000 a month. There are 20 TB of files - that's big ...

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