Industrial Internet: Numbers, Challenges, Collaboration, and Predix in Between

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Industrial Internet: Numbers, Challenges, Collaboration, and Predix in Between

Sophie Turol

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According to Cisco, IoT will increase private sector profits by 21% and add $19 trillion to the global economy by 2020. At the recent Houston Predix meetup, the attendees were plunged into a brief overview of the Industrial Internet (IIoT) market.

A number of the common challenges faced by the companies from different industry domains were explored, as well as the ways to solve them. Some figures were also revealed, demonstrating how Industrial Internet technologies help to cut down on costs, decrease the crime rate, improve transportation experience, etc.

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How to Overcome the Challenges of IoT with Predix

Sophie Turol

predix-milwaukee-meetupGartner estimates that 20.8 billion connected devices will be in use worldwide by 2020. Approximately 5.5 million new “things” are get connected every day. So, IoT can be a real pain.

A recent Milwaukee Predix meetup focused on the challenges IoT brings along and how relying on a platform like Predix can help to solve them. From this blog post, you will also find out what the portability concerns are, when migrating apps to a platform.

Watch the videos below for more details.

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How GE Predix Is Different and What It Brings to Healthcare

Sophie Turol

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Predix has all the chances to become number one platform for the industrial internet and Internet of Things. Incorporating best practices of Cloud Foundry, it offers services that aim at simplifying development and accelerating app delivery.

Below are the videos from Chicago Predix meetup—organized and sponsored by Altoros on April 12, 2016.

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Performance Evaluation: MongoDB over NetApp E-Series

Vladimir Starostenkov

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NetApp, a provider of high-performing data storage systems, has been working on adjusting its offerings to the requirements of NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB). As a result, the company now offers two MongoDB-certified flash storage solutions. Altoros joined the effort to evaluate these products.

This blog post reveals some of the performance results for the MongoDB integrated architecture deployed to NetApp E-Series.

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Join the Trainings During Cloud Foundry Summit 2016!

Juan Pablo Genovese

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Altoros is bringing its knowledge to the biggest and greatest event of the Cloud Foundry community: the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, CA. Thousands of attendees get together every year to share their experience, as well as learn, connect, and discuss Cloud Foundry and DevOps in general.

This year, three training sessions will be held, explaining how to deploy and manage Cloud Foundry, go cloud-native with microservices-based architectures, operate the platform with BOSH, etc. The trainings will be conducted by qualified instructors from Altoros, Pivotal, and Stark & Wayne—the companies that work with these tools on a daily basis. Read the details below.

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8 Pro Tips for Using Concourse CI with Cloud Foundry

Alexander Lomov

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There are at least a dozen continuous integration solutions out there, but the majority of them are challenging to learn, scale, and debug. Most importantly, few of them were designed with pipelines in mind. Not able to find a tool that could handle something as massive and complex as Cloud Foundry, Pivotal decided to write their own. This resulted in Concourse CI, a user-friendly continuous delivery technology that focuses on pipelines, is easy to scale, runs anywhere, and works with anything.

From this post, you will learn how Concourse CI differs from other similar products, how it works, and how it can help you to “nitrocharge” your own projects.

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IoT Prototype: Light Monitoring with NodeRED Components in Predix

Ilya Drabenia

GE-Predix-Industrial-Lighting-MonitorNodeRED is an open source IoT tool that helps to reduce development efforts when working with hardware, APIs, and services. However, how long exactly would it take to build something tangible? What if we used it with a PaaS?

Our team has created some NodeRED components for GE Predix when working on a prototype for a light monitoring system. Here is a detailed account of the project, including its source code, data flow, hardware details, etc.

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Prototype: TensorFlow-as-a-Service on OpenPOWER Machines

Sergey Kovalev

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TensorFlow is an open-source deep learning library originally developed by Google. The solution’s flexible architecture allows for deploying computations to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API.

Altoros created a prototype of a multi-user TensorFlow service on OpenPOWER machines with NVIDIA GPUs and Docker. The prototype was demonstrated at the GPU Technology Conference in April 2016.

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.NET on Pivotal CF: Scaling an App on Diego

Raman Yurkin

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Previously, we deployed a .NET app to Diego on Pivotal CF and bound it to a MS SQL service. However, hardly any cloud app exists as a single instance. So, in this post, we will scale the demo app horizontally and test how it works on multiple instances.

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Bluemix Tutorial: Using IBM Analytics for Apache Spark in Java/Scala Apps

Siarhei Sidarau

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Apache Spark is an open-source engine for large-scale data processing. In Bluemix, you can access it via the integrated interface called IBM Analytics for Apache Spark. Using a Scala-based starter as an example, this article demonstrates how to interact with the service through Jupiter Notebook and the spark-submit.sh script.

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