Basho hammers out IoT tools roadshow
Basho hammers out IoT tools roadshow

First of many to take IoT tooling on the road? An ‘educational tour’ to demonstrate tools designed specifically to meet the challenges that IoT data presents.

Software developer-centric NoSQL database company Basho Technologies has announced an Internet of Things (IoT)-focused expedition entitled the Scaling ‘Time Series’ Apps Roadshow.

The US and European event itself is billed as ‘educational tour’ to demonstrate tools designed specifically to meet the challenges that IoT data presents.

IoT… it’s all about scale

Basho says it will be explaining how Riak TS and Apache’s Spark can be used to build applications that can scale to meet the ‘incredible demands’ of IoT applications.

Basho will also be partnering with other industry leaders and attending key industry conferences over coming months to bring IoT expertise to developers and engineers nationwide.

The roadshow is designed to complement so-called ‘insights’ from Basho’s IoT Time Series Quiz, aimed at professionals who want to score their IoT knowledge.

An IoT know-how gauge

Early responses paint an interesting picture of IoT expertise. Over 60 percent were classified as being a “Leader,” rather than a “Novice” or a “Guru,” suggesting that while there’s a broad spectrum of IoT know-how, the majority of industry participants have room to grow and would benefit from more education.

“IoT represents a wealth of untapped information that can help allow businesses to make smarter, more effective decisions,” said Peter Coppola, vice president of marketing and products, Basho Technologies. “Yet, many organizations’ processes for turning that data into valuable information are still works in progress. Basho hopes that by bringing our expertise to developers, we can help provide our community with the knowledge and tools to derive value from their data.”

Databricks, the company founded by the team that created Apache Spark, will also be participating in the roadshow.

According to Databricks’ vice president of marketing Kavitha Mariappan, “Scalable and resilient tools like Apache Spark and Riak TS are critical in ensuring IoT applications can deliver advanced analytics faster and at a lower overall cost. Databricks is looking forward to working with Basho to help developers leverage the data being generated by IoT devices.”


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