NEXCOM Collaborates with IBM to Facilitate the Use of Big Data
FREMONT, CA: In today’s time, Big Data is the biggest cause of acceleration of convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). So, in response to this changing wave, NEXCOM, provider of solutions like Multi-media, Mobile Computing and IoT Automation Solutions, has collaborated with IBM.
The two companies have partnered to help manufacturers explore into big data using analytic applications in the cloud, and to facilitate the use of big data harnessed from industrial IoT.
Under this partnership, NEXCOM is using IBM’s Bluemix, a cloud platform that helps developers rapidly build, manage and run web and mobile applications. In addition, the partnership has provided the opportunity to NEXCOM to make NIO 100 series in which industrial IoT, big data and cloud services come together as a cloud-ready IoT gateway solution, which gives a web-based user interface for not only software-defined data path, but also remote asset management. The main agenda behind this partnership is to provide solutions to clients according to their demand, which requires a configurable IoT gateway solution with flexibility in everything from data acquisition to data analysis.
“With expertise in industrial network communication, NEXCOM has broken barriers to multi-protocol data acquisition from a plethora of manufacturing equipment and field devices, while leveraging IBM Bluemix enables NEXCOM to create a Connect-to-Cloud (C2C) software engine with ease,” says YC Cheng, Assistant VP of NEXCOM’s IoT Automation Business Group.
“For the purposes of data analytics, archiving and others, the C2C software engine- built with Node-RED along with APIs on IBM Bluemix- employs the ‘software-defined data path’ method for provisioning and configuring connections between edge devices and cloud applications,” Cheng adds.