Seems like only a few years ago we started having automated garage doors, motion sensors and voice controlled hardware that “talk” to each other—and today there’s literally no way you are not interacting with some form of technology each and every day. Heck, if you’re reading this you already did today.
The term that best describes the network of interconnected hardware devices that are not smartphones, tablets or any kind of small computing devices is, as you might have guessed, Internet of Things, or IoT for short. Things, broadly defined, are sensors, cameras, tvs and a host of other devices that use (mostly) the MQTT protocol (a communication protocol on top of TCP/IP) to communicate with each other and with control centers.
Now, this is particularly important for us at Gloobus, since we’ve been building data exchange systems for over two decades now and we know how important is to anticipate the next big thing. And one of those big things is IoT.
Even if for the regular human walking on this Earth the expansion of IoT is not particularly ubiquitous (after all, the best UX is an invisible one, right?), there’s is hardly any industry sector that doesn’t employ any kind of hardware that is part of the IoT.
As a matter of fact, just recently (yesterday actually), Google announced the private beta of Cloud IoT Core, a “fully managed service to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from globally dispersed devices“—a push that proves that IoT is becoming (invisibly for most) a huge ground for innovation, but also for excellence in data exchange.
Google’s Cloud IoT Core features the Protocol Bridge, which “provides connection endpoints for protocols with automatic load balancing for all device connections. The protocol bridge has native support for secure connection over MQTT, an industry-standard IoT protocol. The protocol bridge publishes all device telemetry to Cloud Pub/Sub, which can then be consumed by downstream analytic systems.”
This will sound quite familiar for some our clients, since the GSB (Gloobus Service Bus) provides the same logical functionality of connecting endpoints, with the notable exception that the GSB not only does connect endpoints, but it does so over on any protocols, in any format, transports and throughputs data in any other format and protocol, on any device. So in a sense, Google’s IoT Core Protocol Bridge is the GSB’s younger sibling and I can’t wait to see how it will grow up and make everyone in the family proud 🙂
It does seem indeed that we’re fast approaching the Singularity and technology helps us become better, faster. We’ve been helping organizations grow and adopt technology for 25 years and we’d love to help. We’re experts in data exchange systems that gather, transform and disperse information in any format, anywhere in the world, instantaneously. Get in touch with us and let us know what issues you are facing with technology and we’ll help you achieve your goals.