IOTSWC18. An ecosystem of partners under the open source umbrella is essential to provide an effective end-to-end solution on the internet of things, according to Cloudera.


The company Cloudera , specializing in business data management through open source software, has been present in the edition of the IOT Solutions World Congress held this week in Barcelona.

There we have met Wim Stoop, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Cloudera , who has told us the role that this organization plays together with its business partners to bring to the IoT market an end- to-end, something that, in his words, is essential for organizations to extract value from these environments efficiently.

To this end, Cloudera has partnered with companies such as Red Hat and Eurotech so that they can cover the management of data, applications and devices from a unified architecture. «In the IoT world we find a wide spectrum of needs, with an immense variety of sensors generating data every second, both structured and unstructured, so it is necessary to provide an end-to-end offer to customers,» he explained. < / p>

That huge amount of information from multiple sources has to be stored and processed efficiently. This is where the Cloudera data platform comes into play, capable of providing management and analytics in a way that is not only unified but also automated. The latter functionality, automation, must be nurtured from the data but intelligently through complex AI and machine learning algorithms, so that you can quickly identify useful information patterns for decision making. Otherwise and given such an avalanche of data, it would not be possible to obtain it manually.

For Stoop, these environments need to make use of open platforms, based on free code , where great innovation is taking place thanks to the open source philosophy: “Our platform is based on Hadoop and It has a large number of organizations and developers providing innovation every day to respond to changing market needs. And we are seeing that these needs also occur in the space of the internet of things, hence we decided to build an end-to-end architecture together with Red Hat. ”

With an open architecture, stressed the manager, companies are not tied to any manufacturer . «Here it is possible to choose the best possible combination of technologies for each business thanks to an innovation that has never been as historically fast as it has been so far.»

In addition, thanks to an open-source architecture, each manufacturer that adopts it as part of its offer can specialize in a specific part and let the ecosystem to which it belongs do the same in other areas >. “That is another benefit of being part of an open source community.”

On the other hand, Stoop explained to us that it is important to define a unique base architecture for all the vertical needs that exist on the internet of things, so that it is agnostic of data sources or devices that are being used . “It is the key to facilitate the task to the clients: to offer the same platform that allows the deployment of all the resources of collection, storage, management and analysis of the information. It does not matter that organizations operate in Health, Industry 4.0, Finance, Agriculture, etc. environments. Each has very different use cases, but in the end the platform has to be the same because in the end the data can be treated the same, ”he concluded.