Eclipse Kura - Java IoT, I/IoT & Edge Computing

May 29, 2018

Whilst writing this I am reflecting on the speed of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (I/IoT) uptake, it's quite breathtaking really.  When I read this 12 months from now my assertion will no doubt look quite outdated.  However I have a client involved in the bio-fuels world who will use I/IoT and Blockchain technologies very widely; a refining operation can have tens of thousands of devices.  This is likely what a typical plant control centre could look like...

I/IoT devices are also known as edge computing or sometimes äs "fog computing" devices.  Monitoring and control with security will be key needs and the gathering of data from these I/IoT devices will be another critical need.  As the devices themselves will not offer much data storage, data will be collected and stored on storage devices and this brings the need for gateways for communication with the I/IoT devices, this is where Eclipse Kura comes in..."Eclipse Kura is an Eclipse IoT project that provides a platform for building IoT gateways. It is a smart application container that enables remote management of such gateways and provides a wide range of APIs for allowing you to write and deploy your own IoT application."

This is what the Kura GUI looks like...

These remain exciting times for all of us in the Java world, I will update on this subject as we progress through the evolution of our biofuels project.  I will update on this subject as we progress through the evolution of our biofuels project.  There is more information on the project, here.

For more information on Eclipse Kura.

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