The Lambda architecture and IIoT

Industrial Internet solutions gather data from smart devices "at the edge" in field locations that are often remote. These devices typically stream data that eventually ends up in cloud-based or on-premises data-management systems.

Many of you might be more familiar with traditional on-line transaction processing systems feeding data warehouses via batch data loads. Streaming data is data in motion, and that introduces the need for another analysis layer called the speed layer. This multi-layer approach is described by what is popularly called the Lambda architecture.

Traditional online transaction-processing systems feed the batch layer directly. Devices at the edge feed streaming data directly into a speed ...

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