Data Storage Management In The Iot Ecosystem

Data Storage Management In The Iot Ecosystem

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Saturday, September 17, 2022

Today, there is a strong drive toward IoT and digitization, but this concept has been breathing air for the last ten years, with interlinked devices and applications functioning in many industries and consumables.

FREMONT, CA: Data storage management is a crucial component of the IoT ecosystem, which consists of many different elements. Digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been gaining momentum for the past decade thanks to connected devices and applications used in a variety of sectors. The IoT process has been given a boost today by the increased capacity of linked devices, rapid communications networks, standardised communication protocols, and affordable IT. These factors are altering product lifecycles and operating procedures in numerous markets and applications. The accurate data provided by IoT devices enables firms to exploit the advantages of Industry 4.0 to operate in automated production/assembly lines.

The vast volume of dynamic data is an inevitable byproduct of IoT and its connected devices and applications. IoT data must be analysed in real-time to draw the most insightful conclusions and take prompt action to prevent bottlenecks, maintain the functionality of production lines, and avoid even the tiniest delay that results in a significant loss. This feature is crucial for businesses that rely on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Data, bandwidth, and the necessity for reliable storage management procedures that enable extensive parallel processing are requirements for both technologies.

In an industrial IoT network, data flooding occurs at three levels:

1. Data sources: IoT gathers information from 'n' number of linked or embedded sensors. Depending on the availability of the necessary equipment, the sensitivity of the data, the type of industry, and other factors, the collected data is then either processed locally or sent through an edge gateway to the cloud for processing and handling or a colocation facility.

2. Data Storage: The information gathered by the connected or embedded technologies is then appropriately stored for either short- or long-term applications. Depending on the application, certain data could need to be processed right now, while others might need to be safely transferred and kept for use at a later time.

3. Data analytics and application: Data analysis produces helpful information that gives the operations and control process a boost. Predictive maintenance and other problem-solving techniques can result in smoother operations when manufacturing lines and product life cycles are thoroughly understood. These characteristics assist in avoiding outages and downtimes, which decrease productivity and reduce revenue.

The storage system is simply one component of the IoT data processing ecosystem, but it has developed into a crucial component as a result of the operability being threatened by insufficient storage capacity. Any IoT network's storage capacity must guarantee data integrity, safety, and dependability. While ensuring uniform interconnectivity between cloud edge gateways and other edge devices, they must be adaptable to support a variety of settings and applications. When it comes to adopting IoT data to its full potential, many firms' out-of-date communications rooms are their Achilles' heel due to compromised quality storage. Industry studies show that between 60 per cent and 73 per cent of machine-generated data goes unanalyzed due to limited storage capacity. It is essential to process IoT data near the point of consumption to optimize operability and safety. Organizations that depend on important data will understand that traditional colocation facilities cannot guarantee the ultra-high speed and low latency required.

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