The Fog or Edge Computing model complements Cloud Computing with small, typically sensor-enabled and IOT connected devices that process distributed data at its source. As this model matures, we see an uptake on a 3-tier architecture with Intelligent Gateways to aggregate sensor input before communicating with data centers or a Cloud. Two forces will drive the practice of distributing Intelligence (Understanding/Reasoning/Learning) to the Gateway. The first is the presence of the Gateway itself, which enables a standards-based approach to distributing intelligence and moving it closer to the edge. The second is the trend for simplifying system requirements by processing training data or model validation with big data prior to deployment, and using small footprint devices for operational systems.
This webinar will present an overview of the relevant technologies and trends. Participants will learn about the state of the art today, and how to identify apps in their own environment that would be good candidates for Intelligent Edge solutions.