Understanding the Back-End Development of an IoT Solution
by Exosite, on August 16, 2016
A pretty final product is an obvious goal of every enterprise IoT strategy. A beautifully crafted front end of an IoT solution ensures end-users that it will add value, create ease in tasks, or increase security in their lives. Although the front-end is important, the back-end within a connected product deployment is where the real value comes into play. As a leading consumer and industrial IoT platform provider, Exosite assists it’s clients in both facets of a connected product. In this blog segment however, we will breakdown the back-end development section of our white paper, Solving The IoT Puzzle: Build or Buy?
Once your product reliably collects data, it sends it to your cloud where it arrives at services running on servers that allow you to store, view, and/or perform computation on your data. This is the back end, or server side, of your IoT solution that is needed to support the communications, analytics, and processing to make your data valuable.
Selecting the appropriate data- base technology to manage your valuable machine data is critically important to the success of most projects. To do this well, you must understand the differences between relational databases and distributed NoSQL databases, how those databases should be configured, and how they should be optimized and managed over time.
The database and backend services you create are not merely collecting and storing data. For your business to truly integrate with IoT in a valuable way, you have to process and evaluate that data. See our Data Analytics for IoT white paper for additional information about the best strategies for analyzing your device data.
Adding the appropriate services to take your stored data and execute on metrics and analytics that matter to your product, employees, and/or end users is where you really see the value emerge from IoT. You will need subject matter experts (SMEs) and data analysts to determine what those metrics are and how they can be leveraged to add value.
For a full description of the back-end development features, download the full white paper below or contact us directly to speak with one of our IoT experts today.