The health crisis caused by COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation in companies. In this scenario, Edge Computing stands as the effective solution to the challenge faced by organizations to improve productivity and optimize costs. This technology is based on saving the data management received by IoT devices (smart speakers, access control systems, etc.), and that the device itself controls that information compared to using other solutions on the market. Following the commitment of companies to invest in this technology, IDC predicts in its study that this year Edge Computing will reach 40,000 million dollars of investment in Europe and 65,000 million in 2025, thus creating new business opportunities for the development of disruptive industries and services in Europe. Thanks to its ability to bring computing resources closer Where the data originates, a device that integrates the Edge solution drastically reduces the time to obtain information, thus allowing business decisions based on intelligence to be developed outside the central environment (the database of the company, the main cloud system, among others). However, there are two potential challenges very important to consider: the privacy of the data and the transmission of data from the storage points to the place of destination through networks that are sophisticated and reliable.
Data Fabric Provides Edge Computing with Better Performance and Cost Reduction
In this sense, Data Fabric platforms connect companies with their database quickly and accurately, acting as a bridge between the business and the database. Among the advantages that the Data Fabric provides to Edge Computing, the following stand out:
Development of organizations: bringing resources closer to the source, thus increasing their performance and reducing costs. The decentralization offered by this type of solution reduces response times between processes and improves bandwidth while using cloud-based applications, especially when obtaining and managing large amounts of information accurately.
Integration, management and virtual governance of the data obtained: in order to generate useful information in making business decisions. In addition, it protects data transmissions and replication, which can be costly and pose security and legal risks.
Versatility: Data Fabric solutions can interface with messaging technologies like Kafka and geospatially oriented data sources, making it extremely flexible. You can also distribute a unified semantic layer across individual nodes as they can be integrated into edge applications. “The Denodo platform, by its very nature, adheres to the philosophy of connecting, not just collecting information. This means connecting directly with the data from its origin, through the applications, and transferring the treatment of the information to the end points, instead of transferring all the data and having to select the ones that add value in another solution”, says José Andrés García, responsible for Denodo for Iberia and Latin America.