Retro-Analytics for IoT: When Bigger Data is Not Better

by Steve Hoffenberg, with Chris Rommel, May 2015

Inside this Report:

  • Pre-analytics at the local level can dramatically reduce the amount of data that needs to be sent to the cloud.

  • Local analytics can have faster response times and improved reliability compared to cloud-based analytics, which are especially important factors in time-critical or safety-critical applications.

  • Local systems may not be optimized to find big data relationships, but local systems can be set up to utilize such relationships effectively once they are uncovered by cloud-based big data analytics.

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