Cisco: Introducing the First Benchmark Standard for IoT
We have reached a point where virtually every electronic device can be connected to the internet and interact with its surrounding environment. The explosive growth of the Internet of Things shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, may actually be speeding up. We have already seen new businesses created, existing ones destroyed, and new insights derived from analytics, creating a competitive advantage for organizations which can collect large datasets and parse them, to glean actionable insights. This process is transforming every industry.
The unique qualities of the IoT introduce new challenges, in particular, how to characterize performance and total cost of ownership (TCO). Critical to the success of IoT deployments are the IoT gateway systems. These systems are positioned between the devices at the edge of the network and the back-end data center. They perform functions such as data aggregation, real-time analytics and persistent storage.
The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) is announcing the TPC Express BenchmarkTM IoT (TPCx-IoT), the industry’s first benchmark for measuring the performance of IoT gateway systems. TPCx-IoT was developed to provide the industry with an objective measure of the hardware, operating system, data storage and data management systems for IoT gateway systems. TPCx-IoT was specifically designed to provide verifiable performance, price-performance and availability metrics for commercially available systems that typically ingest massive amounts of data from large numbers of devices.
Read the entire article here, Introducing the First Benchmark Standard for IoT
via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.