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Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything
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  • Title: Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything
  • Author(s): Francis daCosta, Byron Henderson
  • Publisher: Apress OPEN; eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
  • License(s): CC BY 4.0
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 192 pages
  • eBook: PDF and ePub.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430257407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430257400
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Book Description

This book provides an excellent introduction to design, complexity and issues surrounding future usage and deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT). It also provides interesting concepts on using edge gateways and streaming data from small set of devices instead of doing bulk processing on edge gateway or cloud.

Over the next decade, most devices connected to the Internet will not be used by people in the familiar way that personal computers, tablets and smart phones are. Billions of interconnected devices will be monitoring the environment, transportation systems, factories, farms, forests, utilities, soil and weather conditions, oceans and resources.

Many of these sensors and actuators will be networked into autonomous sets, with much of the information being exchanged machine-to-machine directly and without human involvement. Machine-to-machine communications are typically terse. Most sensors and actuators will report or act upon small pieces of information - "chirps". Burdening these devices with current network protocol stacks is inefficient, unnecessary and unduly increases their cost of ownership.

This must change. The architecture of the Internet of Things must evolve now by incorporating simpler protocols toward at the edges of the network, or remain forever inefficient. Rethinking the Internet of Things describes reasons why we must rethink current approaches to the Internet of Things. Appropriate architectures that will coexist with existing networking protocols are described in detail. An architecture comprised of integrator functions, propagator nodes, and end devices, along with their interactions, is explored.

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