Siemens and UCF to Establish Big Data Collaboration Focused on Advancing Smart Infrastructure

According to a recent press release, “Today, the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Siemens unveiled a new collaboration around smart infrastructure that builds on a more than 30-year relationship. The expanded partnership is aimed at improving the performance and efficiency of buildings and the energy grid by harnessing the power of data. The collaboration […]

Connecting SQL and NoSQL into One Platform

Merging the comfortable familiarity and efficiency of SQL with the flexibility and scalability of a non-relational systems is no easy task. CrateDB, offered by, is a “distributed SQL database that is built on top of a NoSQL foundation.” It allows users who are comfortable using and SQL database to save and query machine data, […]

BetterGrids Releases Intelligent Grid Data Repository

According to a recent press release, “BetterGrids announced today that it has released an enhanced version of its Grid Data Repository with advanced new ‘Semantic Search’ features that enable grid researchers to find highly specific grid models for their research using simple English sentences. The Grid Data Repository is an online library of grid models […]

H3 Dynamics Launches H3 Zoom.AI for Smart Cities

According to a recent press release, “H3 Dynamics Holdings announces the launch of H3 Zoom.AI, a new cloud-based and artificial intelligence enabled services platform that connects with camera drones to offer a safer, faster, and more accurate alternative to dangerous, difficult to reach, or mass-scale maintenance inspection activities around the world, improving worker safety, reducing […]

Big Data Use Cases: Developing a Smarter World

Growing concerns about climate change, pollution, and energy costs have prompted new paradigms of consumption and sustainability to crystallize. In response to evolving concerns, a number of countries and large cities have focused on the development of Smart Cities and Smart Grids, using technology to support an infrastructure managed by Artificial Intelligence and Big Data […]

Edge Computing: An Overview

Edge Computing (EC) allows data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) to be processed near its source, rather than sending the data great distances, to data centers or a Cloud. More specifically, Edge Computing uses a network of micro-data stations to process or store the data locally, within a range of 100 square feet. […]

Three Reasons Why You Need Edge Computing Now

Click to learn more about author Ken Hosac. The Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than just connecting devices to the Internet and Cloud, it’s about generating new business insights, automating business and production processes and accelerating innovation cycles. The vast array of IoT implementations are difficult to comprehend, as they can encompass everything from […]

Navigant Research Expects the Global Smart Buildings Market to Exceed $10 Billion by 2026

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “A new report from Navigant Research evaluates the relationship between smart building technologies and smart city goals, providing an analysis of market issues and global forecasts through 2026. In major cities, buildings are responsible for approximately 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 70 percent […]

Smart Cities get Smarter with Bezeq and mPrest

According to the press release, “Bezeq’s Smart City Application will use mPrest’s software, renowned for powering the life-saving Iron Dome missile defense system, to connect sensors and smart systems across smart cities with advanced analytics, monitoring and control capabilities, including Video Management Systems, Smart Parking, Environmental Monitoring and Waste Management. The application also includes tools […]

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