Google, FogHorn team to maximize value of industrial IoT data
FogHorn Systems announced the collaboration, saying its aim is “to simplify the deployment and maximize the business impact of Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications.” The collaboration will integrate FogHorn’s Lightning edge analytics and machine learning platform with Google’s Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service designed to allows users to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from globally dispersed devices.
“Cloud IoT Core simply and securely brings the power of Google Cloud’s world-class data infrastructure capabilities to the IIoT market,” says Antony Passemard, Head of IoT Product Management at Google Cloud. “By combining industry-leading edge intelligence from FogHorn, we’ve created a fully-integrated edge and cloud solution that maximizes the insights gained from every IoT device. We think it’s a very powerful combination at exactly the right time.”
Device data captured by Cloud IoT Core gets published to Cloud Pub/Sub for downstream analytics. Businesses can then, using various Google tools and services, conduct ad hoc analysis, run advanced analytics and apply machine learning, or visualize IoT data results with reports and dashboards.
FogHorn’s Lightning product portfolio is designed to embed edge intelligence as close to the source of streaming sensor data as possible. Offered as a highly compact, advanced and feature-rich edge intelligence solution, the FogHorn platform delivers low latency for onsite data processing, real-time analytics, machine learning, and AI capabilities.
The combined capabilities of Google’s Cloud IoT Core and FogHorn’s Lightning product portfolio, say the companies, creates an ideal foundation for optimizing distributed assets and processes in manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, power and water, renewable energy, transportation, connected vehicles, smart building, and smart cities.
“Our integration with Google Cloud harmonizes the workload and creates new efficiencies from the edge to the cloud across a range of dimensions,” says David King, CEO at FogHorn. “This approach simplifies the rollout of innovative, outcome-based IIoT initiatives to improve organizations’ competitive edge globally, and we are thrilled to bring this collaboration to market with Google Cloud.”
FogHorn says it will demonstrate the joint solution at Google Cloud Next, July 24-27, in San Francisco, CA.
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