The Internet of Things on the Edge
Processing large amounts of sensor data at the edge reduces network bandwidth costs and cloud data storage costs. Edge computing allows for the analysis and filtering of data closer to the sensors so only the relevant data is sent to the cloud.
Many industrial IoT use cases require sub-second response times for safety-critical and precision operations. For instance, if a human is too close to a piece of industrial equipment it needs to stop working immediately. In this case, the decision to stop working can’t wait for a return trip with an IoT cloud platform. Moving the processing to the edge, close to the sensors, allows for sub-second response times.