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Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and advances in sensor technology, data is being collected further and further from the confines of a traditional data center. As such, that data increasingly needs to be processed at, or near, the location where it’s collected. That’s where edge computing comes in.
By bringing compute power closer to the data-collection devices, systems can take advantage of lower latency to provide near real-time insights for users. This can help speed up data analysis, authentication, and more. However, the edge can also be used to filter data sets so that only the right data is sent to the cloud or data center for additional processing.
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Edge computing leverages data, but it also requires tools like micro data centers, analytics platforms, smart routers, gateways, and more. Here are 10 edge computing vendors to watch.
Focused heavily on IoT use cases, ClearBlade offers a core middleware platform for IoT at the edge that, the company claims, delivers 100 percent uptime. ClearBlade’s platform can run in the cloud, on premises or at the edge, and allows businesses to “ingest, analyze, adapt and act on any data in real-time and at extreme scale”. ClearBlade Edge runs autonomously on devices and gateways, independent of network connectivity, with comms-agnostic AutoSync technology to ensure the environment is always up to date.