Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe

Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level. As crazy as that sounds — … Continue reading Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe

Amazon Greengrass launches as a snap on Ubuntu

https://youtu.be/1rLxPOxVJoQ Personal note: Take a look at Ubuntu Core with Qt for Internet of Things development (6/25/2017) Last week, Amazon launched Greengrass, their new IoT platform allowing developers to create intelligent edge software. Amazon is collaborating with a variety of manufacturers to make Greengrass available on as many devices as possible from home gateways, industrial gateways … Continue reading Amazon Greengrass launches as a snap on Ubuntu

MQTT protocol

MQTT stands for MQ Telemetry Transport. It is a publish/subscribe, extremely simple and lightweight messaging protocol, designed for constrained devices and low-bandwidth, high-latency or unreliable networks. The design principles are to minimise network bandwidth and device resource requirements whilst also attempting to ensure reliability and some degree of assurance of delivery. These principles also turn … Continue reading MQTT protocol

The trillion dollar tech war between Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

For months and months, as Google's brain trust searched for the ideal candidate to lead the company’s come-from-behind bid for its biggest new opportunity since Larry Page and Sergey Brin began putting ads on their search engine, one name kept coming up: Diane Greene. Little known outside Silicon Valley, Greene is a legend in tech … Continue reading The trillion dollar tech war between Amazon, Google, and Microsoft