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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Architecture patterns for the Industrial Internet

A carefully selected architecture pattern represents an easy way to understand the abstraction of the IIoT implementation scenario. It allows reuse of best practices, alongside the flexibility to experiment with variations, within reason. We will look at the commonly used three-tier architecture pattern here. The three tiers are typically as follows:

  • Edge tier
  • Platform tier
  • Enterprise tier

The edge tier is mainly used to gather the sensor and machine data from the edge nodes. It uses the localized or the proximity network. The architectural features of the edge network include the nature of the localized or proximity network. The distribution and the location of the devices are other considerations ...

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