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Does your IoT Architecture Deliver Data Value?


IoT requires data movement. IoT is presenting challenges for scale that are immense, as in fields like connected cars, smart cities and healthcare. But really, what's a few zettabytes of day among friends? While there are many ways to manage movement of real-time information between connected things and systems, taking advantage of all the standards/tools at your disposal will give you the richest functionality and most flexibility. Using real-world examples, this presentation will show how protocols and techniques like REST, MQTT, AMQP and JMS can be combined to link devices and applications across your cloud, fog and edge systems. Dave will cover the strengths and weaknesses in the most popular protocols and discuss why a single protocol choice may not be the right answer for your problem. Too often, developers and architects think that IoT data is a straight line problem, and fall afoul of the sheer scale of the problem. This talk will : Analyze the potential scale of data in an IoT implementation Discuss security concerns in IoT, including the IoT nuclear takeover scenario Outline and dive into working architectures and the problems they are approaching. Update and highlight the pros and cons of major data protocols. Delve into the open standards and the supporting open source implementations of each. In conclusion, the use of the right data movement and protocols are far more important than attempting to force fit a single protocol into all steps of the solution.


Dave McAllister has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early days of Linux, through open distributed file systems like XFS, GFS and GlusterFS to today's world of clouds and containers. Currently the Director of Developer Engineering for Solace, Dave is working with messaging/streaming developers and architects to promote the use of open standard data movement protocols and APIs to solve large-scale distributed systems challenges. Dave has a particular interest in the Internet of Things (from previous work in process control, SCADA and simulators), especially as it evolves to the Internet of Everything. He often speaks on topics such as the real-world issues associated with open-source software and on creating new technology companies. Well versed in trivia, he won a Golden Penguin in 2002. He has held seats on Advisory Boards for Sistina, Woven Systems, Pathworks, Zetera and ConcreteCMS. He is currently on the Reader Advisory Board for Linux Journal. Dave was named as one of the top ten pioneers in open source by Computer Business Review, having cut his teeth on Linux and compilers long before the phrase "open source" was coined.