Hitachi debuts Lumada IoT Core Platform, built using open and adaptable software architecture

Hitachi Insight Group introduced Tuesday Lumada, an IoT core platform with open and adaptable architecture that simplifies IoT solution creation and customization. Integrating proven commercial technologies from across Hitachi’s portfolio, Lumada incorporates expansive expertise in operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), blending proven data orchestration, streaming analytics, content intelligence, simulation models, and other Hitachi software technologies.

Lumada accelerates synthesizing of actionable insights, delivering faster time to value and supporting better decisions that lead to real world outcomes, like increased productivity and safety, streamlined processes, reduced operational costs and carbon footprint, or improved quality of life. The platform will serve as the core foundation on which all of Hitachi’s IoT solutions are built and will enable the creation of IoT business ecosystems.

Lumada was designed to address the challenges associated with IoT solution creation leveraging Hitachi’s rich OT and IT expertise and technologies. Its uniquely open and adaptable architecture makes it broadly applicable for a wider array of industries and use cases, providing an extensible, flexible platform from which Hitachi and its customers and partners can tailor solutions or co-create.

Formed Tuesday, the Hitachi Insight Group accelerates Hitachi’s IoT business with over $5 billion in combined global revenue, 33 IoT solutions in-market, global operations and existing collaborations with AT&T, Eurotech, Intel, Microsoft, PTC and SAP. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Hitachi Insight Group is responsible for developing digital solutions that drive better business outcomes and support the development of smarter, safer, healthier, more efficient societies. The group is responsible for research and development (R&D) and go-to-market (GTM) strategies of Hitachi’s IoT solutions and services that provide actionable insights to customers in four key market segments – Smart City, Smart Energy, Smart Healthcare and Smart Industrial.

Lumada offers an open, flexible architecture that simplifies integration with complementary technologies from Hitachi’s IoT partner ecosystem and provides an extensible foundation from which to build solutions for a variety of industry applications. It was designed to encourage and support open innovation, co-creation and accelerated solution development with Hitachi’s partners, global system integrators (GSIs) and customers.

Lumada also provides a more flexible approach to IoT solution development. Its heterogeneous architecture allows it to support a range of IoT applications and partner technologies to support more highly agile environments that are easier to build-on and extend. This provides comprehensive support for digital ecosystems across multiple industries. The solution cores are packaged as repeatable blueprints that can be tailored to support a variety of industries and applications, such as predictive maintenance, city data exchanges, connected healthcare, intelligent transportation, oil and gas, sustainable energy, and more. The platform allows users to select and integrate only the components that best fit their specific use case to simplify customization and further streamline the solution creation process for the fastest time to value.

Information security and digital ethics are top priorities for Hitachi. Lumada is architected from trusted Hitachi commercial technologies, including Pentaho’s advanced data orchestration, visualization and analytics software — deployed in more than 1,600 enterprise customer environments today — and Hitachi Streaming Data Platform (HSDP), used in a range of Hitachi technologies and solutions. Lumada also provides a variety of Hitachi control systems, including manufacturing production systems, algorithms and controllers to support a range of industry applications and content intelligence for advanced metadata management.

Hitachi’s IoT portfolio includes services and solutions for public safety, City Data Exchange for various applications including smart city, renewable and sustainable energy, transportation, precision agriculture and manufacturing, water treatment and building systems, and sustainable mining. Hitachi Insight Group will also work collaboratively with Hitachi’s IoT ecosystem partners to co-develop new offerings on the Lumada platform.

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