Data Analytics On The Edge
With edge analytics, the data is collected and analyzed at the first touchpoint rather than after it is transferred to the cloud. Therefore, data is available to process right where it has been generated.
One can say that the cloud is not part of the process at all and embedded IoT devices can do all the work. However, it is important to mention that edge analytics has been developed to complement the works of cloud analytics rather than to replace it.
With edge analytics available as a service, cloud environments can shed off a significant burden off resources as data is a major occupier. With a continuous rise in how much data an individual produces, it is difficult to imagine it on the scale of industries. But with multiple entry points through edge computing, there are multiple devices in place to manage this data. Thus, edge analytics also eases database management for industries at large.
You can get an in-depth view of what edge analytics can do for your cloud environment through an extensive post dedicated to edge analytics.