Análisis de Plataformas/Servicios IoT Cloud (Sofia2, FIWARE, Azure IoT, Watson IoT y Artik Cloud)

Hace unas semanas llegó a nuestras manos este trabajo Fin de Master en el que su autor, Edison Fabricio, hacía un análisis práctico de 5 plataformas IoT en la nube, entre ellas la nuestra:

El análisis realizado nos parece muy interesante y nos alegra formar parte de este estudio, así que hemos preparado este post, en el que mencionamos los puntos que nos han parecido relevantes del trabajo de Edison. El propio Edison definía el trabajo así:

Este presente trabajo de Fin de Máster busca estudiar los más prometedores servicios en la nube para IoT, tanto públicos y privados, que actualmente existen en el mercado. Se implementará un entorno de pruebas donde un dispositivo embebido enviará constantemente variables de sensores a los servicios en la nube. Al final, de los resultados observados se podrá determinar qué servicios son los más óptimos para IoT y cuáles son los más flexibles para que un desarrollador pueda construir sus aplicaciones.”

A lo largo del documento se analiza el estado del arte de IoT, se definen las capas de una arquitectura IoT, se relaciona IoT con Cloud Computing, casos de uso y retos:

Y finalmente se analizan estos servicios IoT: Sofia2, Fiware, Watson IoT de IBM, Artik Cloud de Samgung y Azure IoT Suite de Microsoft.

Tras describir la historia, conceptos, características, arquitectura y referencias de cada una de las plataformas, en el capítulo 4 (página 35) del informe Edison crea un Entorno de Pruebas para evaluar los diferentes servicios.

Tras esto, en el capítulo 5 extrae los resultados de cada una de las plataformas, el escenario probaba durante 30 días este escenario (

Podéis revisar vosotros mismos los resultados comparativos a partir de la página 45, como resumen tendríamos:

Mensajes procesados por la plataforma:

 

Características:

 

(En las pruebas con Sofia2, Edison usó el entorno gratuito Sofia2 CloudLab que permite sin limitaciones probar toda la plataforma durante tiempo indefinido pero que no ofrece SLAs).

A partir de la página 61, Edison expone sus conclusiones, en el que respecto a Sofia2 Edison concluye:

“Sofia2, en cambio, une estas dos características: es tanto libre de uso en algunos aspectos y cuenta con modelo de pago pay-as-you go. Por tanto puede resultar muy atractiva para desarrolladores que estén buscando un modelo gratuito donde implementar su proyecto piloto y poder migrar de manera fácil hacia un modelo de negocio bajo suscripción”.

Los que queráis profundizar en el análisis realizado podéis acudir al anexo, en el que se explican los pasos a seguir en cada una de las plataformas para el caso de test.

Quería acabar este post agradeciendo a Edison haber contemplado Sofia2 como una de las 5 plataformas IoT analizadas, y por supuesto aclarar que no hemos participado para nada en este análisis.

Gracias Edison, en breve publicaremos novedades muy interesantes respecto a tu análisis sobre la nueva versión de la Plataforma!.

Análisis de Plataformas/Servicios IoT Cloud (Sofia2, FIWARE, Azure IoT, Watson IoT y Artik Cloud)

Feliz / Happy #IoTDay2018!

Desde el equipo de Sofia2 os deseamos un feliz y fructífero día del IoT 2018! ¿Cómo es el proyecto que tienes ahora mismo entre manos? ¿Estás usando Sofia2 como plataforma IoT? Cuéntanos en los comentarios 🙂

 

We wish you a happy and fruitful IoTDay 2018! What’s your current IoT project? Are you using Sofia2? We would love to hear from you, please tell us in the comments section.

 

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Para celebrarlo, hoy nos utilizarán los asistentes al workshop de The Things Network Madrid en Makespace Madrid, sirviendo de plataforma IoT a los nodos y gateways LoRaWAN que se construyan en el taller (siguiendo el contenido de este enlace):

https://www.iotday.org/workshop-things-network-madrid

 

Happy IoTDay!

 

 

Feliz / Happy #IoTDay2018!

Meetup sobre Integración de LPWAN con Sofia2: SigFox, LoRaWAN y The Things Network

 

El pasado Miércoles 28 de Febrero tuvimos el placer de organizar uno de nuestros Meetups de tecnología. Podéis seguir tanto este Meetup como los que planifiquemos en el futuro si os unís a nuestro grupo de MeetupAquí también podéis encontrar las slides usadas durante la sesión.

Queremos dar las gracias a THECUBE Madrid por cedernos el espacio y elaborar este video resumen del Meetup, muy chulo!

De la mano de nuestros compañeros Jorge Trallero y Mario Briceño, se presentó de presentar lo sencillo que resulta realizar integraciones de datos recogidos de dispositivos que transmiten usando tecnologías de comunicación Low Power Wide Area (LPWA). En concreto nos centramos en 3 casos:

  • Integración con SigFox
  • Integración con una red LoRa privada
  • Integración con The Things Network

Además tuvimos el privilegio de compartir nuestro espacio con la comunidad de The Things Network en Madrid, sobre la que podéis leer más en este post.

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Meetup sobre Integración de LPWAN con Sofia2: SigFox, LoRaWAN y The Things Network

Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) meets Sofia2

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En el marco de colaboración “Winter School” entre la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) y el Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), los estudiantes del BIT visitaron en la tarde de ayer las instalaciones de Indra en Madrid, donde se les presentaron diferentes soluciones tecnológicas de la compañía, destacando el enfoque IoT basado en la plataforma Minsait IoT Sofia2.

 

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Sebastián Gómez, responsable de Desarrollo de Negocio, y Ayla Ruiz, consultora de la plataforma, pusieron en contexto a los estudiantes definiendo los orígenes, el presente y el futuro de la plataforma, así como las características principales de Sofia2 y sus capacidades

 

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Además, presentaron los diferentes tipos de proyectos a los que aplica Sofia2, y contaron con la ayuda de Mario Briceño y Lucía Fernandez, ingenieros IoT de la plataforma, para explicar ejemplos prácticos de uso y alguna de las diferentes soluciones que existen actualmente que utilizan Sofia2 como base tecnológica.

 

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Los estudiantes del BIT mostraron mucho interés con la posibilidad de crear sus propios proyectos en el entorno de experimentación, disponible en el CloudLab Sofia2

 

¡¡Hasta pronto!!

Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) meets Sofia2

5 IoT trends that will define 2018

(From NetworldWorld)

The Internet of Things (IoT) wasted no time spreading across the world and connecting millions of individuals. In just a few short years, billions of sensors redefined how businesses operated and how people interacted with one another, and that was only the start; one IHS forecast predicts the IoT will grow to reach a staggering 75 billion devices by 2025.

What changes will the IoT bring even sooner, in 2018? Is the phenomenon of an interconnected world a mere fad, or will the trends of the IoT continue to define us for decades to come? These five trends highlight the stunning innovations that may lurk just around the corner, and could be a taste of the world yet to come.

More IoT devices than ever

While IHS and others are predicting massive upticks in the amount of digitally-connected devices over the next decade, it’s likely we won’t need to wait very long. BI Intelligence’s report on the IoT notes that nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions in just the next five years, for instance, meaning the rapid proliferation of IoT gadgets has already begun.

As more consumers around the globe purchase smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets which hook them into the web, the expanse of the IoT will only grow ever-greater. Low-power, short-ranged networked devices will be increasingly pushed by companies hoping to cash in on the boom in tech, and millions of more sensors embedded in our world in just a year’s time.

The forthcoming retail shakeup

One of the largest impacts the IoT could have in 2018 is the waves of change it’s bringing to retail. Consumers and business-owners alike have profited greatly off of the increase in sensors and data driven by the IoT, as it allows businesses to better market their products to prospective customers.

Increasingly, tech-savvy companies eager to use new data are investing in sensors-based analytics, which allows them to, among other things, track which areas of their stores are the most trafficked by customers. CBInsight’s report on the IoT’s impact on retail outlines the innovative ways companies are using the IoT to better track their inventory, manage losses from theft, and reach out to customers in new and exciting ways.

Forget Amazon’s coming drone-delivery systems or increased amounts of online shoppers; the boom in embedded-sensor driven retail shopping will by itself single handedly change how customers find and buy their favorite products.

Reshaping healthcare

As more and more patients turn to big data driven healthcare solutions, the IoT also stands to reshape how people access and pay for their healthcare services. An ongoing boom in wearable tech has largely been fueled by its applications to people’s healthcare, such as wearable gadgets’ abilities to monitor your heartrate or stress levels.

As hospitals and clinics face larger amounts of patients who need care, they can turn to networked gadgets which can remind patients when to take their prescriptions, when to exercise, and alerts patients when their blood pressure levels are too high.

New network security challenges

Not all of the forthcoming trends in the IoT are positive; new network security challenges will push IT experts to their limits in 2018 as hackers and other malevolent actors seek to harness the IoT for their own nefarious purposes. One cyberattack in October of 2016 already crippled large swaths of the internet after hackers effectively exploited the IoT to power their attack.

As industrial IoT continues to grow at an explosive rate, vulnerabilities in global internet-infrastructure systems will only grow worse. As more devices become connected to one another, security experts and major businesses will need to move quickly to patch holes in their defenses as malware jumps from one networked device to another.

Greater access to capital

These staggering leaps forward in tech aren’t occurring in vacuum; investors are taking notice of the IoT more so now than ever before, and are ponying up the funds needed for the IoT’s expansion. In 2018, IoT-based ventures will have greater access to startup capital and be taken more seriously in the market.

About 19% of business respondents to one Forrester survey reported using the IoT already, but a staggering 28% also reported that they planned to adopt IoT usage in their business operations in the near future. The utilities, transportation, manufacturing and mining industries are all perched to invest and benefit heavily in the IoT in coming years.

It’s never easy to accurately predict the future, and the true capabilities of the Internet of Things may not yet be realized. As consumers and corporations alike embrace the IoT’s world-changing impact on global commerce and lifestyle, however, it’s hard to imagine the IoT doing anything but growing to new and greater heights in 2018.

5 IoT trends that will define 2018

The Top 8 IoT Trends For 2018

(From Forbes)

A recent study shows about 2/3 of companies are currently utilizing IoT

An IHS survey estimates that there are 20 billion connected devices globally as of this year. Will 2018 be “The Year of IoT”? Not exactly, but the future looks promising and 2018 will show a promising trajectory.

Despite the huge gains in connectivity, the truth is 2018 will be more of a steady (rather than explosive) growth period for the IoT, full of fits and spasms, and everything that goes along with them. It will see lots of investment—lots of growth—and widespread adoption in a few major industries. But it will also see some growing pains—“fragmentation frustration,” potential data breaches, and security issues galore.

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So, will 2018 be an exciting year? Yes—ish. The truth is, we’re right smack in the midst of a revolution—no matter how imperfect it may initially seem. If that isn’t exciting, I don’t know what is. The following are the top eight trends we’ll see in the coming year:

1. The IoT Will Grow: In what might be the most obvious prediction of the decade, the IoT will continue to expand next year, with more and more devices coming online every single day. What isn’t so obvious about this prediction: where that growth will occur. The retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain industries will likely see the greatest growth. Forrester Research has predicted the IoT will become “the backbone” of customer value as it continues to grow. It is no surprise that retail is jumping aboard, hoping to harness the power of the IoT to connect with customers, grow their brands, and improve the customer journey in deeply personal ways. But industries like healthcare and supply are not far behind. They’re using the technology to connect with patients via wearable devices, and track products from factory to floor. In many ways, the full potential of the IoT is still being realized; we’ll likely see more of that in 2018.

2. It Will Also Become More Fragmented: Just as the IoT continues to grow, it will also become increasingly fragmented. As we’ve seen with the growth of as-a-Service (aaS) programs and cloud solutions, that fragmentation will create some hurdles for many companies, as they deal with compatibility issues throughout their industries. Though companies like Qualcomm are leading the push for IoT device standards and certifications, in many ways, the genie has already left the bottle. It’s now a matter of wrangling her back into place if we want to put those standards in place.

3. Which Leads to Greater Security Concerns: I’ve said it before, but fragmentation leads to system compromise. Almost every time. The more complex, the more network security challenges. Indeed, securing all these connected devices in an environment with minimal regulation will be difficult. Finding a solution to keep data safe will be a main goal in the coming year.

4. Mobile Platforms Will Make More Sense: The trend from mobile-first to mobile-only will likely continue to grow, as mobile platforms will become the de facto management system for IoT devices. Again, this isn’t shocking—but it isn’t finished yet, either. The development of the IoT is one that will happen over time as early adopters begin to refine, and late-comers jump into the mix. The coming year will continue to see many transition into mobile platform development.

5. And Marketing Efforts Will Continue: Again—perhaps a little obvious. But this coming year will be ripe with dings, bells, and whistles as customers are alerted to bargains, incentives, and other news regarding their homes and offices. An increasing number of companies will begin to use the IoT for these more personalized marketing efforts. They’ll also get closer to finding the “how much is too much” balance when it comes to marketing.

6. Companies Will be Pushed to the Edge with Data: Because of the huge influx of data being created through the IoT, it makes sense that companies will need to find a better, closer, cheaper way to process it. That’s why edge networking will be less of a trend and more of a necessity, as companies seek to cut costs and reduce network usage. Today we are seeing companies like Cisco, HPE and Dell leading the migration of compute infrastructure to the edge. Legacy industrial IoT firms like GE and ABB are also continuing to develop hardened infrastructure to handle challenging environments that are less ideal to hosting compute than traditional data centers.

7. And Need Advanced Analytics and Machines to Help Manage It: Just as the increase in data will push companies to “the edge,” it will also push them toward artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Indeed, AI will also become a necessity, as the amount of data created by the IoT will simply be too large for humans to manage. These more advanced technologies will need to find their way to support the rapidly growing IoT space soon, however, in the meantime, we will see a strong growth in analytics software and tools to provide real-time data streaming for IoT devices. Analytics companies like Software Advice, SAS, SAP, and Teradata are a few of the players making noise in this arena. I also expect a series of new entrants in the IoT analytics, machine learning and AI space as this data deluge is going to require sophisticated tools to manage and extract the most valuable insights.

8. But There will be Lots of Money to be Had: Business Insider predicts business spending on IoT solutions will hit $6 trillion by 2021. It makes sense, then, that venture capitalists will continue to poor funds into the promise of IoT—underscoring its potential to improve customer experience in almost every industry.

Like I said—this won’t be a silver bullet year for the IoT. It rarely is for any new technology. But some major inroads will be created that should help build a larger and more solid foundation for the technology in the next five years. After that—it’s anyone’s guess; we may be talking about a whole new technology altogether.

The Top 8 IoT Trends For 2018

Premio enerTIC para el proyecto de eficiencia energética de SENA basado en Sofia2

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El proyecto de eficiencia energética desarrollado por el Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) de Colombia, en colaboración con Indra, ha ganado el premio de enerTIC 2017 en la categoría de Smart International Projects.

 

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La plataforma Smart Energy está basada en Minsait IoT Sofia2 (http://sofia2.com), la solución IoT con capacidades Big Data de Minsait, la unidad de transformación digital de Indra. Actúa como un gran “cerebro” integrador capaz de monitorizar los distintos dispositivos de medición de energía, agua y gas desplegados por las diversas sedes del SENA, almacenar información, visualizar gráficos y establecer previsiones de consumo mediante la combinación de los datos históricos de la base de datos y los recogidos en tiempo real.

 

Según el primer estudio sobre 28 sedes del SENA, los ahorros podrían llegar a suponer una reducción de alrededor del 25% en el caso de la factura energética, con un retorno de inversión de 1,7 años, en el supuesto de implementar medidas de poca inversión.

 

Estamos muy orgullosos de formar parte de este proyecto como base tecnológica de la plataforma Smart Energy. Puedes leer la noticia completa aquí

Premio enerTIC para el proyecto de eficiencia energética de SENA basado en Sofia2