In This Chapter
Understanding the cloud
Storing data in Google Docs from your Raspberry Pi
Creating a dashboard and temperature alerts using PrivateEyePi
Creating a database logger
Sensors can generate enormous amounts of data that need to be stored, monitored, and analyzed. In this chapter, we explore Internet service providers that do just that. Later in the chapter, we show you how to log temperature data into a database and view it through a web browser.
An abundance of services are available through the Internet that can be used by the Raspberry Pi. Increasingly, we’re seeing everyday appliances and sensors connecting to a network providing us with real-time information from and control over those devices. The Raspberry Pi is very good at interfacing with sensors through the general-purpose input/output (GPIO) ports. Its small form factor, processing capability, and simple connectivity to the Internet makes the Raspberry Pi the perfect fit for this new world of connected devices called the Internet of Things.