Data-Centric Architectures, M&A Activity Top Predictions for Internet of Things in 2015
Boston, MA, USA – December 15, 2014 –Wide-spread adoption of data-centric architectures and rapidly accelerating vendor M&A activity top the list of Internet of Things (IoT) trends likely to occur in 2015, according to a Top 10 forecast released today by PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for Enterprise and Industrial IoT systems.
Steve Jennis, SVP, Corporate Development, recognized as one of the “Top 10 Most Influential IoT Executives,” and Angelo Corsaro, PhD, CTO, a widely-cited expert in the field of large-scale and high-performance distributed systems, compiled the list based on their deep knowledge of IoT users, vendors and key technologies; discussions with numerous thought-leaders and analysts; and through their work with their peers in industry initiatives such as the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and the IPv6 community.
PrismTech’s Predictions for the IoT in 2015:
1. Wide-spread adoption of data-centric architectures
2. Rapidly accelerating vendor M&A activity
3. Technology advances in Fog and Edge Computing
4. Growth of Software-Defined Networks
5. Emergence of OMG’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) as data-sharing standard
6. Significant market growth for industrial system integrators
7. Device OEMs evolving stand-alone products into connected systems
8. Operation technology vendors / OEMs providing open interfaces to data
9. Expansion of J2SE on embedded targets
10. Adoption of functional programming languages, especially on server side
In the top spot, the company anticipates an increase in adoption of data-centric architectures as hardware, software and services vendors focus on liberating data from devices, machines and computers to make it available system-wide, on-demand to support new value generation anywhere in the system.
"The potential of the IoT is all about extracting new value from data, so every 'Thing' will become a data source and / or sink at the system-level and systems will increasingly adopt data-centric architectures to support distributed analytics and enhanced control both at the edge and in the cloud," said Jennis.
A robust M&A environment during 2015 also is predicted. As the IoT is centered around system-level solutions, data-centric architectures and generating new levels of business value from distributed data analytics, Jennis explained that the industry should expect acceleration in vendor consolidation as hardware vendors move ‘up the stack’ from devices into systems software, operational OEMs acquire IT skills and integration technologies, large software vendors fill their IoT platform gaps with acquisitions, and systems integrators acquire IoT skills.
The company, which was recently recognized by Silicon Valley strategists Sand Hill Group as a top "IoT Needle Mover," also highlighted the emergence of the OMG’s DDS as the data-sharing standard for Industrial IoT systems.
"DDS is the only standard that holistically addresses IoT requirements for device-to-device and device-to-cloud communications," said Dr. Corsaro. "This technology has the potential to become the fabric of the Industrial and Consumer IoT."
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