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Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything by Francis daCosta

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CHAPTER 5

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Small Data, Big Data, and Human Interaction

Integrator functions are the location in the Internet of Things (IoT) where the chirps from hundreds to millions of end devices are analyzed and acted upon. Integrator functions also send their own chirps to get information or to set values at devices—of course, these chirps’ transmission arrow (refer to Chapter 3) is pointed toward devices. Integrator functions may also incorporate a variety of external inputs, from big data to social networking trends to weather reports.

Integrator functions serve as the human interface to the IoT. As such, they will be designed to reduce the unfathomably ...

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