IBM develops IoT community

IBM recently announced IBM developerWorks Recipes, a new community to help developers to connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the cloud and use data from connected devices.

IBM in a statement said that developerWorks Recipes brings recipes, tools and prototypes showing the benefits, supporting ease of deployment, and providing information about reducing risk.

Users of developerWorks Recipes can tap into IBM’s platform-as-a-service, Bluemix, to implement tutorials for embedding analytics and machine learning into IoT devices and applications. The IBM Bluemix platform has more than 100 open-source tools and services.

By helping users connect their IoT devices to IBM Bluemix users can run advanced analytics, utilize machine learning and tap into additional Bluemix services. Data storage, predictive modeling and geospatial analytics can help users to better understand the data on their devices and also help to accelerate the IoT ecosystem.
Christopher O’Connor, general manager, Offerings, Internet of Things, IBM, said: developerWorks Recipes provides easy access to new analytics and operational insight capabilities that tap into the vast data from many connected devices, home appliances or cars.”

Gartner forecasts that the number of connected things in use will grow 30 percent to 4.9 billion in 2015 and will reach 25 billion by 2020.

Daniel Quant, vice president of Product Management, MultiTech Systems, said: “IBM is helping to enable us and our customers to connect devices quickly and with security features to the IBM Cloud – with the ultimate goal of transforming our business processes and efficiencies.”

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