Reference architecture for Big Data in Enterprises

Abstract for submission of a lecture at the BITKOM Big Data Summit
Structure: Introduction, challenges, best-practices: examples and action-recommendations, outlook
Main Topic “Reference architecture for Big Data in Enterprises”

IoT and Big Data: From reference architectures to functioning systems
The Internet of things is becoming one of the most important drivers in diverse technology environments. Here, the carrying out of IoT-Projects distinguishes itself inherently by other requirements on architecture and implementation. IoT reference architectures have the responsibility to make these requirements transparent and to serve as blueprints towards structured implementation of these projects.

However, the domain of the IoT comprises of a wide palette of technologies, whose characteristics and requirements in its significance may in some cases even vary infinitely. E.g. from harder real-time to softer real time, from restricted devices to non-restricted devices and from stateless patterns to patterns with state. Although one can imagine a global reference architecture, which describes all possible forms/ characteristics, it is likely in the field of the Internet of Things, that different reference architectures coexist. Here, the correct selection and application of a reference architecture determines the weal and woe – in time and budget – when it comes to the implementation and introduction of IoT architectures.

WidasConcepts GmbH can look back on many years of experience in the field of architecture and IT Strategy consulting. In this presentation, we go back to our best practices and go into detail in particular on the following questions related to IoT reference architectures

How do IoT-reference architectures distinguish itself?
What are its components, what are views und viewpoints and which“Architectural Patterns” will be applied?
What reference architectures are available and how do they differ?
How and what for are these used? Top-Down versus Bottom-Up.
How does one come from a generic reference architecture, over a specific architecture into a functioning system?
Which components and technologies do IoT reference architectures require?
What level of vertical integration do they imply?
What are the other factors influencing architecture and implementation of an IoT project?
Are there real-world examples of successful or less successful implementation of IoT reference architectures?
In addition, we explicitly deal with the integration of Big-Data and cloud-based systems and indicate with what measures big players like Google and Amazon make themselves fit for the Internet of Things. The notion of a combined IoT/BigData reference architecture for sensor data networks rounds off the presentation.

About WidasConcepts GmbH
The innovative IT consulting company WidasConcepts supports its customers since 1997 in successfully shaping their business processes. WidasConcepts develops modern and future-oriented concepts in the areas of Big Data, Internet of Things, as well as mobile and web-solutions. It aims to create intelligent business solutions that brings more success to the customers in the competitive market. The company serves its customers strategically from the business analysis up to the implementation of the overall solution for a wide variety of platforms and end-devices. WidasConcepts transports the bigger picture of IT. The company headquartered in Wimsheim near Stuttgart. Along with the branch office in Bangalore, India, it has currently 90 employees and is a member of the high-tech Association BITKOM.
Author contact:
WidasConcepts GmbH
Michael Scheuner
Maybachstraße 2
71299 Wimsheim
Tel. 07044 95103-218


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