IoT, Edge Computing, and Digitalization in Healthcare

COVID-19 accelerated the digitization of healthcare, contributing to growing IoT adoption and exploding health data volumes. This digital transformation helps to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while opening new avenues for enhanced patient experience and well-being. Simultaneously, growing data privacy concerns, increasing costs, and heavier regulatory requirements are challenging the use of cloud computing to manage this data. A megashift to Edge Computing is addressing these challenges enabling a faster, safer and more reliable digital healthcare infrastructure.

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What is an Edge Database, and why do you need one?

Edge Databases are a new type of database rising to the needs of the decentralized Edge Computing topology. They deliver specific feature sets making it easy for application developers to implement edge solutions quickly and successfully without being detered or even stopped by fundamental functionalities like fast local data persistence and decentralized data flows (Data Sync).

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Why database performance creates business value

* database speed is the key to compute more data faster and make data -based decisions speedily
* database speed translates into ressource efficiency – saving ressources (like battery, CPU, memory) saves money and reduces waste 
* database speed affects end user response rates significantly – smooth and fast user experiences keep people happy and more productive

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Why do we need Edge Computing for a sustainable future?

Centralized data centers consume a lot of energy, produce a lot of carbon emissions and cause significant electronic waste. While data centers are seeing a positive trend towards using green energy, an even more sustainable approach (alongside so-called “green data centers” [1]) is to cut unnecessary cloud traffic, central computation and storage as much as possible by shifting computation to the edge. Ideally, Edge Computing strategies use efficient technologies like ObjectBox to harness the power of already deployed available devices (like e.g. smartphones, machines, desktops, gateways), making the solution even more sustainable.

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What is Edge Computing?

Today, over 90 percent of enterprise data is sent to the cloud. In the next years, this number will drop to just 25 percent according to Gartner. The rest of the data is not going anywhere. It is being stored and used locally, on the device it was created on - e.g....

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Car Tolling – A case for Edge Computing

Governments often face tight budgets on infrastructure development; car tolling is increasingly seen as the answer for raising funds¹, making it more and more prevalent. From 2008 to 2018 the total length of tolled roads in Europe increased by 23%² and tolling revenue...

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