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How to Use Snap Packages when Collecting IoT Data with Predix Time Series

Ilya Drabenia

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Snaps, designed by Canonical, are intended for packaging applications and their dependencies, along with the instructions for running these applications. In this article, we focus on how to write time-series data from your Linux environment to the Predix Time Series service using a snap.

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Prototyping a Greenhouse Management System with Node-RED and Predix in 48 Hours

Ilya Drabenia

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In the agriculture industry, the Internet of Things helps to build smart farming systems. Using information from sensors and machinery, such solutions enable farmers to optimize their decisions and overcome many challenges they face.

With proper technologies and expertise at your disposal, these systems can be created in a very reasonable amount of time. Here are the details about the prototype of an automation system for greenhouse farming that we managed to create in 48 hours—employing Raspberry Pi 3, an I2C light sensor, Node.js, and GE Predix.

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Predix and Embedded Solutions for Industrial Internet

Sophie Turol

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At the recent Dallas Predix meetup, the audience learnt how GE Predix is different from Cloud Foundry, IBM Bluemix, and other platforms. Embedded solutions for IoT with a focus on wireless / sensor technologies were also under discussion. Watch the video and slides from the meetup below.

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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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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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Collecting Time Series Data with Predix (a Golang API Wrapper Included)

Stas Turlo

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In this post, we show how to work with the Predix Time Series API using our Go library. We’ve created the wrapper to provide a more convenient way to interact with the Time Series service from Go: successful API queries return native Go structs that can be used immediately, with no need for type assertions.

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Meetup: How to Build Scalable IoT Apps with Cloud Foundry, Bluemix, Docker, and Cloudant

Renat Khasanshyn

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Join tomorrow’s meetup in San Francisco to discuss how to store and analyze sensor-generated data—together with Animesh Singh, Syed Zaidi, Dwight Ford, and Nicholas Vargas of the IBM Bluemix team. In addition, I will identify four levels of IoT maturity and share how an S&P 500 company created an IoT business model using Docker containers and Cloud Foundry-based microservices.

Not in San Francisco? You can watch the live streaming of the meetup on this page starting from 6 PM, Nov 18.

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