Industrial Cyberphysical Systems : Realizing Cloud-Based Big Data Infrastructures

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-35
Journal / PublicationIEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018


Future industrial systems and applications are expected to be complex constellations of cyberphysical systems (CPSs) where intel l igent networked embedded devices play a pivotal role toward the realization of new sophisticated industrial scenarios. The prevalence of multifaceted devices enables new avenues for monitoring at large scale via Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and, when coupled with the real-time analysis of massive amounts of data, it results in new insights that can enhance decision-making processes and provide a competitive business advantage. How to collect, process, analyze, and interpret big data is a challenge that affects all industries, and, if effectively addressed, it would offer numerous operational benefits. This article discusses some of the main architectural issues related to collecting and handling big data for analysis linked to IoT and cloud technologies in the industrial context. The aim is to provide a high-level introductory view of this topic, underpinned with examples from popular frameworks, and discuss open research questions and future directions.

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