The Internet of Things (IoT) and big data are closely related, however, one could even say that the IoT is big data driven to another extreme. Most big data problems circle around data arising from social or customer data but IoT makes it even more complex: it’s all about creating new business models or improving existing services by intelligently integrating devices – and of those we have much, much more. Where most big data problems focus on distributed storage and analysis, IoT applications also need to take things like distributed filtering or aggregation into account before storage is even considered an option.
By Michael Berthold. Creating value by discovering insights