Internet of Things (IoT)
The internet of things is made up of billions of ‘smart devices.’ These devices can be both physical and virtual, and make up our everyday world and can now be designed and built with wireless connectivity to be monitored, controlled and linked over the Internet.
The merging of cloud computing and the IoT is one of the most powerful synergies. By using cloud computing to leverage on-demand computing power and remotely operate software, data storage and application processing capabilities become virtually unlimited.
The role of big data in the IoT is vitally important. As the IoT market continues to grow, the amount of data continuously generated from ‘smart devices’ will have an exponential impact on the field of big data, because this data will need to be collected and analyzed.