Utilizing a Distributed Data and Computing Architecture in Analytics Applications
Advances in analytics for equipment and device data have proven their value in the sustainability arena by dramatically improving energy efficiency, comfort and reducing operational costs. The first generation of analytics solutions were designed with the requirement to transmit all data from equipment systems to the cloud or centralized servers where analytics and the generation of visualizations and reports would then be performed. However, there is tremendous value in recognizing the strategic impact of distributing analytics at different layers of our data networks and efficiency to be gained. It may not always be possible or necessary to transmit every piece of data from every IoT device to the cloud before being able to gain value from that data. To realize the full benefits of analytics and the promise of the IoT, systems need to embrace the highly distributed nature of facilities and equipment systems by providing an architecture that enables data acquisition, analytics processing and control to occur where it is most efficient, cost effective, and reliable.
- Understand the concept of a distributed, edge-to-cloud analytics architecture
- Understand the benefits provided by implementing a distributed architecture
- Understand the use of a distributed architecture in multiple real world applications
- Understand analytics-driven control at the edge
- Alper ÜzmezlerManaging Partner, openBASSG & Innovation worker, Ankalabs
- Jerry WeatherhoggAnalytics Developer, ATS Automation
- John PetzeExecutive Director, SkyFoundry
John Petze is a partner and Co-Founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for smart device and equipment data. John has over 30 years of experience in automation, energy management and M2M/IoT, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products . He is the Executive Director of Project-Haystack.org.
- Matt SchwartzP.E., CEM, CBCP, Altura Associates, LLC
Mr. Schwartz is a registered professional mechanical engineer with diverse energy management experience encompassing new construction commissioning, building automation and controls, energy modeling, retro-commissioning, and energy auditing. Mr. Schwartz is a recognized leader in delivering enterprise scale building management system design and implementation projects. His skills include completing detailed feasibility studies, automation system design plans and specifications, RFP development and contractor selection/management, equipment procurement and installation, testing, and commissioning of complex automation systems. Leveraging a background as a design-build contractor, he is skilled at achieving high levels of building performance using innovative technologies in ways that recognize the importance of human capital. Mr. Schwartz is a thought leader in the building management system sector, regularly speaking and writing about cutting edge automation and IoT applications that deliver real value.