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How can IoT cloud services be made more reliable without excessive cost?

...double the costs for a provider, making it technically infeasible. Doubling costs isn't really "technically infeasible", it justs make the situation more expensive. However, it's not really that ...
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Which problems with cloud computing make edge computing useful?

Remember, you are always processing data at the edge, even if it's not obvious. The choice to sample data at a particular frequency, whether that is 1Hz or 100Khz (particularly with analogue data), is ...
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Why might data be sent to a cloud service when it could be processed on the edge?

There are many factors in choosing whether to process data on-device or in the cloud. Benefits of processing in the cloud If the algorithm uses floating-point or runs on a GPU, it might not be ...
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How can IoT cloud services be made more reliable without excessive cost?

Most importantly you'd need a reliable load balancing infrastructure. That's where the real problem is situated. The services that provide load balancing and indexing where the other stuff is. Having ...
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Can GPS device report to other device without internet?

GPS devices are receive only, they have no way to send any data to anywhere else unless you explicitly include the capability. What you should use as back haul will entirely depend on how your device ...
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How Smart Home devices communication works

The answer is that the device connects out to the control server and maintains this connection. The control server then uses this connection to forward requests. Typically messaging protocols like ...
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Privacy with Voice Assistants

Keeping the device muted when not in use removes a huge amount of the benefit of a voice assistant, if you have to get up, walk across the room and unmute it to use it you might as well just install ...
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How rapidly should the data from IoT devices be sent to the cloud?

Sending packets at a high rate 'feels' wrong, and does increase the chances of seeing some odd effects when the network latency spikes occasionally. In this instance, the fact that you're in a ...
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Which problems with cloud computing make edge computing useful?

A security camera would be the obvious example. if you want to do motion detection on the image (or face recognition), you have the choice of either streaming the video feed to the cloud, or ...
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How rapidly should the data from IoT devices be sent to the cloud?

I think the best way is to have a different interval for sending data over the air, and a different (preferably settable) time interval for logging the data into your data repository. How this helps? ...
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Why might data be sent to a cloud service when it could be processed on the edge?

What may not be obvious from the graphic is that the proposed value-add seems to be passing information from one set of vehicles to another. The sensor information from cars at one location can be ...
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How can IoT cloud services be made more reliable without excessive cost?

One idea might be to use multiple Function as a Service providers (e.g. AWS Lambda, Azure Functions or Google Cloud Functions) so that if one fails, the other services can be used instead. As ...
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Is there an equivalent to the rsync toolset/protocol for the IoT world

It is possible with rsync but it is 1-1 and needs you to have a server running in the cloud. If you use Amazon S3 instead, you can just use the AWS client with the sync option to put the data to S3 in ...
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Project IoT backend for monitoring sensor data

Check out our https://mqttlab.iotsim.io/aws for Getting Started with AWS IoT.
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A PhD researcher looking for guidance on IoT software development

Welcome! Your question is overly broad (by necessity) and likely to be closed. Much as we would like to help, this sort of question does not fit in with the Stack Exchange model. As to the length of ...
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Does server running on local host constitute IoT?

One man’s Mede is another man’s Persian. How long is a piece of string? Since there is no agreed or standardized definition of “Internet of Things”, your question Will this be considered IoT ...
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