InfluxData collaborates with VMware to optimize streaming data collected from IoT devices, manage time series data workloads

InfluxData announced its technology will integrate with VMware’s Pulse IoT Center, an IoT infrastructure management solution. The solution embeds two products from InfluxData — InfluxDB Enterprise and Kapacitor — optimizing the handling of time series data from connected IoT devices, sensors and infrastructure running at the edge and using VMware Pulse IoT.

VMware Pulse IoT Center is a secure, enterprise-grade IoT device management and monitoring solution. It allows customers to onboard, manage, monitor and secure IoT systems and connected devices, bridge the gap between information technology and operational technology organizations, and simplify IoT device management with Pulse IoT Center.

InfluxDB Enterprise is a database optimized for time series data. And Kapacitor is the real-time stream processing component of the InfluxData platform – used to analyze large quantities of sensor data in real time. The integration of InfluxDB and Kapacitor with VMware Pulse IoT Center creates a solution that enhances the ability of companies to handle the massive amounts of data associated with industrial and enterprise IoT workloads.

VMware Pulse IoT Center is a secure, enterprise-grade, end-to-end IoT infrastructure management solution that allows OT and IT to have complete control over their IoT use cases, from the edge all the way to the cloud. It helps companies to onboard, manage, monitor, and secure all things and infrastructure for IoT.

It provides ability to support heterogeneous things and gateways with different hardware, operating systems, and communication protocols, and the ability to identify anomalies with real-time monitoring and perform infrastructure analytics. It also delivers a single point of monitoring and management for the IoT infrastructure (composed of edge systems and connected devices) for both IT and OT users.

The offering comes with the ability to provide over-the-air updates to connected edge systems and things, and provides secure onboarding, authentication and authorization for ongoing communication, over the air updates on secure channels and the ability to contain threats using enterprise wipe. It also provides pictorial representation of the topology of the IoT infrastructure—2 tier or 3 tier—in a parent–child relationship diagram

Offered as an on-premises solution for deployment flexibility and security; future versions will also be offered as cloud-hosted. It also delivers quick and easy integration with existing server-side monitoring and alerting capability through REST APIs along with exible client-side integration through Python-based SDK.

“IoT is a new frontier for the enterprise, and the ability to operate at the edge is non-negotiable,” said Mimi Spier, VP of Internet of Things Business at VMware. “Simply put, there must be edge computing to process data closer to where IoT devices reside, and real-time collecting, visualizing and processing of device metrics and time-series data to deliver insight and competitive advantage. We’re thrilled to collaborate with InfluxData in bringing edge computing capabilities to our mutual customers.”

“With highly capable platforms such as VMware Pulse IoT Center, quickly scaling out an IoT deployment is now easier than ever,” said Brian Mullen, VP of Business Development at InfluxData. “We are thrilled to be working with VMware to bring our open source platform, specifically InfluxDB Enterprise and Kapacitor, to industrial and enterprise IoT developers, enhancing their ability to handle time series data at the IoT edge.”


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