Edge computing is critical to a sound IoT strategy. It is not anywhere near as much about hardware and software as it is about planning, designing and deploying the appropriate edge computing configuration. The following Q&A does an excellent job of pointing out the things IoT innovators and early adopters need to be cognizant of when scoping their environments. And it’s important to note that with edge computing configurations, one size does not fit all.
The rise of the Internet of Things – and the demands IoT data is placing on both corporate and cloud capacity – is giving rise to a new way of handling real-time data, referred to as edge analytics. In the following Q&A, Jack Norris, senior vice president of data and applications for MapR, discusses the opportunities and challenges with this new model of computing.