Industrial IoT Data on the Edge
Get access to data from embedded edge devices, quickly and reliably.
Next-Gen Digitization in Manufacturing is happening on the Edge
Industry 4.0 has been a buzz word for decades. Despite its obvious benefits, manufacturers still struggle with the digitization of the shopfloor. One of the biggest challenges of smart manufacturing is working with large data volumes in real time on-site, which is full of heterogenous devices and faces strong security restrictions. While a lot of data is generated, a lot of that data remains unused. However, according to McKinsey, leveraging industrial data (product & production data) manufacturers can reduce downtimes by 30-50%, and increase productivity by up to 30%. So, why is this data unused? Because it needs Edge Computing, and this inherently decentralized topology, holds many hidden challenges for developers. Edge computing is essential for making data easily accessible across the shopfloor. Having this edge data available locally is important because:
– Industrial IoT needs reliable speed (i.e. fast data and I/O throughput) and typically guaranteed QoS parameters which cannot rely on bandwidth. Therefore, the cloud is no option.
– Data security and privacy are of the essence; IT and OT are strictly separated with the shopfloor typically having no direct connection to the Internet. Again, the cloud is no option.
ObjectBox is an innovative core software infrastructure that serves the convergence of OT (operational technology) and IT (information technology), providing developers a super-fast data storage and synchronization solution to make Smart Manufacturing data on the edge easy to access.
Growing Data Voulmes
data points one manufacturing plant produced in 600 days.
The complex modern equipment has millions of changing data points, all of which need to be processed. Additionally, data is often siloed inside machines and departments, which negatively affects the production efficiency.
of industrial companies won’t keep up with growing data volumes.
Processing high data volumes in real time requires not only huge computational power, but also high bandwidth and low latency. To use this data effectively, it needs to be contextualized and added into a common model.
projected number of Industrial IoT connections by 2025.
The Data Problem in Manufacturing
70 TB of data per day, mostly unused
Lacking remote access to machine data
Inflexible legacy architecture costs dev time and resources
ObjectBox Empowers Edge Computing in Industrial IoT
ObjectBox enables critical, real time response rates on industrial edge devices and machines, ensuring that industrial applications always work whether online or offline. ObjectBox Sync keeps data seamlessly up to date and synchronized across devices on the shopfloor, from sensor to server. With ObjectBox Time Series, you can store, process, and visualize time-series data quickly and efficiently.
With ObjectBox, the increased use of IIoT applications and robotics in the smart factory must no longer be a pipe dream. With the ObjectBox Edge Database you can make disruptive influences on production processes visible before they have a negative impact on the process chain. With ObjectBox you can make factory data usable on site to highlight flaws while also providing guidance on how to maximize optimization potential. This increases productivity while decreasing costs. ObjectBox, alongside the topology it empowers: Edge computing, is thus becoming a strategic infrastructure tool for successful businesses.
Enhance IT Capabilities and Go to Market Faster
ObjectBox is an out of the box developer tool, which enables developers to persist and use data locally, on manufacturing units like CNC controllers. ObjectBox provides high performance I/O throughputs – locally, quickly, and reliably. With ObjectBox, developers get access to data when they need it, where they need it, so they can build new products and features faster and easier.
Collect, store, and query time-series data on the edge
The value of tracking and analyzing how data performs over time is essential across industries, but particularly in manufacturing. ObjectBox Time Series feature enables the fast and efficient storage and synchronization of time series data – from machine to tablet to cloud. Quickly collect time-series data from sensors on an IoT gateway, where data can be processed, and necessary data sent onward to the cloud or on-premise server.
Eliminate Data Islands & Keep Data in Flow
While most data can stay on the edge, many IIoT projects need part of their data accessible in the cloud, on-premise server, or synced between units. With ObjectBox Sync choose what data to synchronize and when. ObjectBox Sync enables developer to quickly store, query, and sync the data of many distributed devices, keeping data in flow across the shop floor while reducing mobile network (MNO) and cloud costs.
IIoT Use Cases on the Edge
When layering, small changes in the environment need to be incorporated quickly and efficiently to ensure quality. Faster and more precise manufacturing depends on constant adaptation. The limiting factor currently is the I/O throughput. ObjectBox’ speed enables higher I/O throughput.
- Work easily with large and complex data volumes
- Get superfast I/O throughputs
- Use data locally, where it’s useful
Quality issues are costly for producers; both in time and raw material. The faster issues can be caught, and action can be taken, the better. ObjectBox empowers video quality control in real time on the edge, allowing for autonomous action at the machine level.
- Get fast, local data for quick decision making
- Real time autonomy possible
- Synchronization keeps operators up to date on real time status
Catching machine failures before they occur are a huge cost saving. Processing and monitoring raw data locally at the source, e.g. analyzing audio data for anomalies, allows operators to catch and react to maintenance issues in real time while keeping cloud costs low. ObjectBox give fast and easy access to data, enabling operators to process more data faster using existing hardware.
- Fast and reliable access to data
- Sync only useful data
- Do more with existing hardware
ObjectBox in a Nutshell
ObjectBox is a high performance data storage solution for IoT and Mobile devices. For the devs: embedded, object-oriented, NoSQL, ACID compliant, <1MB footprint, time series feature, 10x faster than alternatives (see open source benchmarks).
ObjectBox Sync give you access to the data you need. Syncs only data you want, edge <> cloud or edge <> edge. It’s super efficient, so it saves energy and networking/cloud costs.
why edge computing?
Edge Computing keeps data local, and makes data storage and processing: sustainable, efficient, real time, offline, and secure. We believe Edge Computing is the future of computing, and we aren’t the only ones.
Why ObjectBox rocks
* A fast database = business value, save expense and time
* Our solutions are super-fast. Seriously. Benchmark us.
* Developers love to work with our refreshingly intuitive APIs.
* We support all kinds of devices and platforms (details)
* We’re pretty fun to work with 🙂 Reach out and let’s collaborate.