In a world filled with an increasing number of Internet-connected devices, data is king. You may have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is just a fancy way of saying I’ve got an internet-connected device. You’ve likely even heard of some of these devices: thermostats (like the Nest) stream temperature and humidity information, door bells (like Ring) stream video, and we’ve even seen the Connected Cow that streams movement data. Dare I say we’ve reach the age of an Internet of Cows?
The Internet of Cows (or Things) is About the Data
All of these connected IoT devices have the ability to data to the cloud; however, storing and analyzing data after-the-fact has its limitations. More and more businesses are looking for ways to understand real-time data trends, and if they’re relying upon traditional data analysis through batch processing, the concept of real-time isn’t an option. Businesses, both small and large, are asking for the just-in-time tools and services to help them make better decisions and react faster to changing market conditions; and when they’re able to do these things quickly, they’re able to transform the way they look at their data.
Azure Stream Analytics provides a robust framework and analytics capabilities to do just this – real-time processing and analytics of data as it streams into the cloud. With a capacity to stream and analyze millions of data points per second, Stream Analytics is an ideal companion to your IoT solutions.
If you’re interested in learning more about how your business can leverage the power of Stream Analytics, join me for a “Maker” experience and learn to develop “things” on the Raspberry Pi platform, running Windows 10 IoT Core, and reporting data to Microsoft Azure. I’ll be hosting 5 free workshops throughout the United States in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In the workshops, you’ll spend the day and experience the entire workflow from data collection using Azure IoT Hub and analysis with Stream Analytics, to powerful dashboards built with Power BI. Registration and attendance is free!