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IBM Community To Support IoT Learning

IBM Community To Support IoT LearningEarlier in the year, Gartner forecast that there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015, up 30 per cent from last year, reaching 25 billion by 2020, and with the market on a steep growth curve tech companies are staking out market share.

IBM states the developerWorks Recipes community is designed for developers of all levels, providing assistance in learning how to connect IoT devices to the cloud and how to use data coming from connected devices.

Developers will be able to tap into IBM’s platform-as-a-service Bluemix and implement step-by-step tutorials for embedding advanced analytics and machine learning into IoT devices and applications.

Tutorials include understanding a vehicle’s performance by analysing data from its on-board diagnostic system, while another tutorial focuses on spotting trends and obtaining solutions to common problems through graphical representation of historical and real-time data from IoT devices.

IBM states Bluemix has more than 100 open-source tools and services, with users able to connect their devices and run advanced analytics, utilise machine learning and tap into additional services. By way of example, IBM states data storage, predictive modelling and geospatial analytics can help users to better understand the data on their devices, while also helping to accelerate the IoT ecosystem. 

Christopher O’Connor, general manager, offerings, Internet of Things, IBM, stated that IBM is expanding its focus “so anyone – from the software novice to the experienced hardware engineer – can easily and quickly access materials providing guidance in the creation, management and connection of IoT devices to each other and the cloud”.

“With developerWorks Recipes, IBM provides easy access to new analytics and operational insight capabilities that tap into the vast data from many connected devices, home appliances or cars,”  O’Connor commented.

Further information can be found here.