Chapter 7. Data and Analytics for IoT

In one of the famous episodes of the classic American science fiction TV series Star Trek, a harmless furry alien creature known as a “tribble” is brought aboard the starship Enterprise. At first, the cute little tribble is treated like a pet, but then its unusual property shows up: It is able to multiply itself at an alarming rate, to the point that the ship soon becomes so filled with tribbles that they consume all supplies on board and begin interfering with the ship’s systems.

The problems of data generated by IoT networks might well resemble “The Trouble with Tribbles.” At first, IoT data is just a curiosity, and it’s even useful if handled correctly. However, given time, as more and more devices are ...

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