Mapping Analytics To IIoT Applications

With the free Industrial IoT Analytics Framework (IIAF) Technical Report for system architects and designers, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) recently published an initial blueprint presenting possibilities how to map analytics to the IIoT applications they are supporting.

The IIC is pleased to announce the publication of the #IIoT Analytics Framework! Worked on by a host of authors and…

Posted by IIConsortium on Dienstag, 24. Oktober 2017

The IIAF paper offers a way to get Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) departments together as it shows how to use analytics so that the company’s business carries out optimal Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) information bits.
Many organizations need guidance when it comes to applying analytics to an environment in which more machines are producing data.

The document is produced for decision-makers, to realize the potential of analytics to the business. Additionally it is valuable to technologists, engineers and architects going to deploy IIoT systems. So it shows IT system architects the essential process to develop analytics for IIoT systems, including definitions and information flows.

Top Ten List of Advanced Technologies Impacting Manufacturing

– Source: Forbes

Companies With Emerging Need For Analytics Of Data

Companies have the need for intense analytics of this data collected during machines or device usage to be shared shared among the company’s departments to generate value from IIoT. The IIC document is a way to get IT and OT departments on the same page as it relates to how to think about using analytics so that the business as a whole generates the most important pieces of IIoT information.

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And, despite the business transformation opportunities that could result from the implementation of IIoT, many leadership teams are unclear about how to truly benefit from the technology. Or, how to incorporate new strategies and the skillsets that are essential to success in this shifting business model.

The IIAF include

  • as core a framework overview providing a holistic view of the entire IIoT ecosystem,
  • a business viewpoint on how to create business value, a usage viewpoint for getting started with industrial analytics,
  • a functional viewpoint for analytic architecture and
  • an implementation viewpoint for design considerations.

Besides it covers artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data, as well as analytic methods, modeling and system characteristics.

Covering All Sections Of IIoT Systems

The framework presents different implementation approaches based on business need. The end-to-end IIoT system includes five functional domains: control, operations, information, application and business.

Regarding implementation the technologies needed to implement functional components are described: communication schemes and lifecycle procedures –– major sections include

  • design and capacity considerations
  • deployment models and data preprocessing,
  • transformation and curation.

Get insights into the entire range of Big Data and Data Analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things –– at automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics, and IT2I as its IT special subject area with forum, from June 19th to 22th, 2018, at Messe München.


Edited by Ingo Becker


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