Improving Customer Experience through IoT

Improving Customer Experience through IoT

Retaining customers is becoming increasingly harder as markets become more and more competitive and dynamic. Customers expect better experiences every time they interact with a product or service. Good customer experience is about understanding customer expectations and meeting them at all points of interaction with a product or service. A Gartner survey identified the Internet…

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Understanding AIoT’s Potential

The Internet of Things has brought about a world based on connectivity, which allows devices to become smarter and more responsive. This technology opens up opportunities to create digital experiences based on physical objects. But while this technology makes devices smarter, the focus has now shifted to making IoT itself smarter as well. Artificial Intelligence…

What if the Waterstream node goes down?

If you’ve ever wondered how Waterstream cluster behaves if one of its members goes down – here are some tests we’ve done. The test setup consists of Kafka provided by Confluent Cloud, 5 nodes of Waterstream and a load balancer running on Google Cloud Platform, and 5 nodes of MQTT load simulator – also on…

Internet of Food

Internet of Food

The development of the food industry will be essential in the coming years to feed the ever-growing population on Earth. Food production, sustainability, and distribution issues are at the core of various international agendas. The urbanization trend is also driving research on methods to feed high-density communities. Although it is the largest industry in the…

Internet of Medical Things

The impact of the IoMT on the Healthcare Industry

When you think about it, your most recent healthcare experience probably involved some sort of medical equipment or device – be it a blood pressure monitor, continuous glucose monitor, or MRI scanner. More than 500,000 medical technologies are currently available, with today’s connected devices being designed to improve efficiency, lower costs, and provide better care.…

What is edge computing?

What is edge computing?

We are clearly in the cloud computing era. We still use our own personal computers but mostly just to access centralized services like Dropbox, Gmail, or Office 365. Many devices now rely on AI and data that is stored in the cloud. Most of our day-to-day processing is hosted on infrastructure from a few cloud…

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Industry 5.0 and the Pandemic

We are firmly inside Industry 4.0, where manufacturing has taken on the label of “smart” through the integration of the IoT, AI, cyber-physical systems, Cloud and cognitive computing. But Industry 5.0 is becoming more and more a reality, which will bring an increased human touch back to manufacturing. Where Industry 4.0 put smart technology at…

Eclipse 2020 IoT Developer Survey

Eclipse 2020 IoT Developer Survey

The Eclipse Foundation has carried out its 6th annual IoT Developer Survey for 2020. Eclipse is the world’s largest open-source foundation focused on the Internet of Things. The survey was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group, and it provides useful insights into the IoT industry.It highlights the challenges faced by developers and possible opportunities…

MQTT V.5.0 Support

MQTT v 5.0 Support

Waterstream version 1.3.0 introduces MQTT version 5.0 support, alongside multiple improvements – including better metadata, easier debugging, more lightweight communication, scaling out reads capability, and much more. Let’s take a look what Waterstream users can gain from switching to MQTT version 5.0: Message properties Somewhat similar to HTTP headers, message properties contain metadata, such as…

MQTT Bridge mode

We are proud to announce that Waterstream version 1.3.0 brings support of the bridge mode. A flexible way to utilize an existing MQTT data source for testing and data ingesting in Kafka. With the bridge you can establish a bidirectional or unidirectional connection between Waterstream and another MQTT broker and get your messages replicated between…