The world is moving towards automation, and IoT is playing an important role in automation as most of the automation is performed through IoT devices and networks. The number of IoT devices keeps rising, and the demand should grow further in the coming years due to its various useful applications.
Big data integration
The increasing number of IoT devices also gives rise to a massive amount of data. To handle such humongous data, IoT needs to be integrated with big data management platforms. Big data platforms are made to support the increasing demand for big data storages and processing.
Smart homes and smart cities
Smart homes and smart cities are highly depended on IoT. The purpose of making homes smarter is to make them more interactive with residents.
A smart city is trying to make use of IoT to resolve key issues urban areas face such as traffic control, security, communication, energy, waste control.
IoT devices are working in a good secure condition, but there is always a threat of cyber-attacks. Any breach can harm the complete network if one IoT device is compromised in the network. Companies are working on the development of blockchain technology for the security of IoT devices. Blockchain can play an important role regarding the security of IoT devices as it is hard to compromise, and also immutable. Some companies are also providing their platforms for the deployment of IoT devices using blockchain network such as IOTA Tangle.