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Remote Monitoring using Apache Spark

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InfoObjects work with one of the largest industrial automation company in America. It provides remote monitoring as a value add service to it’s industrial customers. Support engineers visual monitors the data such as alarm or sensor data and make decisions ‘on the fly’ based on their expertise/knowledge of the application/site they are monitoring. There is a big reliance on the tribal knowledge gathered over the years. This tribal knowledge varies for different verticals like paper machines, food processing machines etc. When staff leaves or retires this tribal knowledge gets lost. A system is needed to accumulate this tribal knowledge and work as a decision support system.

One of their use cases for remote monitoring leverages the power of Big Data, IoT and machine learning. It uses machine learning algorithms and stream processing rules while analyzing data in order to get insights into the monitored process. Data from PLCs, drives, controllers, appliances is routed to an edge device. The edge device is connected to the cloud. Equipment securely and continuously transmit data points which reflect information about the monitored process (temperature, pressure, rpm etc).

Rishi Yadav, Founder at InfoObjects

About Rishi

Rishi Yadav has over 18 years of experience in designing and developing enterprise applications. He is an open source software expert and advises American companies on big data trends. Rishi was honored as one of Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40 in 2014. He finished his bachelor’s degree at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1998. About 10 years ago, Rishi started InfoObjects, a company that helps data-driven businesses gain new insights into data. InfoObjects combines the power of open source,big data and deep learning to solve business challenges for its clients and derive new insights. The company has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies for 6 years in a row. InfoObjects has also been awarded with the #1 best place to work in the Bay Area in 2014 and 2015. Rishi is an open source contributor and active blogger.