The rise of smaller devices and innovative IIoT hardware, as well as growth in edge software development, is set to give manufacturers the ability to capture data at every level of the shop floor.
Whereas cloud computing is a more general-purpose platform for data collection, analytics, and historical reporting, there are hundreds of use cases where reaction time is the key value of the IoT system. By incorporating edge computing into their factory stack, companies can embrace a new frontier in manufacturing analytics and maximize the potential of both approaches while minimizing their limitations.
In this eBook, we define and expand upon edge computing, edge platforms, and edge devices. We also dive into the importance of the edge for manufacturers as well as how it complements the benefits of the cloud.