Embedded Systems – From Amateur to Mature

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In a short story by Murray Leinster- ‘A Logic Named Joe’, the concept of a global information system connecting homes was predicted. It was one of the many precursors for a ubiquitous information ecosystem. Years later, Tim Berners-Lee circulated ‘Information Management: A Proposal’ at CERN that became our World Wide Web. However, there was one peculiar problem that the inventors faced- “How will we keep track of such a large project?”

The analogy is apt in current time, isn’t it? Yes, though the chapter of tech-history is much more advanced; the plot is still the same! Technology is facing the challenge of managing smart and connected systems just like the old days.
Outsmart the Smart Connected Embedded Systems to Pave the Right Path for New Age IT
As per a study, there will be 50 billion IoT objects by 2020- the cluttered noise (read: data) will be mammoth times than our anticipation. That is not all, add to this is the ever-growing global embedded systems market that will generate revenue of USD 225.34 billion by 2021.

By 2021, global embedded systems market will generate revenue of USD 225.34 BillionClick To Tweet

Present Status Check

While there are “straight-out-of-science-fiction book” stories about smart embedded devices making work happen, these systems are built on yesterday’s architecture that turns incapable in handling copious amounts of data, device-diversity and wide scope of interactions. Add to this, industry stakeholders face the challenge of huge-scale inadequate platforms, narrow point-solutions and software incompetence.

The primary need is to empower users with better and matured embedded systems to exploit the maximum potential of smart devices.

Extinction of Existing IT Empires

Extensive adoption of smart connected embedded systems is slow, but thanks to technology advancements in better standardization of communication protocols and hybrid network environments are working wonders. Following the Moore’s Law, with an exponential increase in storage and tinier computing devices; the costs are declining. However, the threats loom large:

  • Absence of universal device communications standards
  • Sustainable software architecture for support
  • Device, smart systems and applications interoperability

As the interactions between complex devices increase, the hurdle is the intricacy of software driving such intricate communications. There are two perspectives- product owners want to make “feature-full” designs, on the other hand customers want fully functional, sustainable and easy-to-use devices. It is highly challenging for traditional systems to scale and interact with a billion nodes efficiently.

To meet this requirement, smart middleware needs to enable enterprise systems to interoperate and work in heterogeneous environments.

For new-age IT and its “tiny” smart devices to flourish, our existing IT architecture has to revamp completely. The convergence of collaborative systems and device communications implies a full paradigm shift in the way we view IT today. As time moves forward, the current client-server hierarchy, hubs, gateways, controllers and interfaces will strictly bow out of the periphery.

For smart devices to flourish, existing IT architecture has to revamp completely. Know how?Click To Tweet

In the future world of smart systems, there will be a flat hierarchy in which devices will work together as an intelligent team to provide services, where data is turned into information, stored securely and accessed without the need of an external server farm.

Enabling all devices and systems to work on “What happened,” “what is happening” and “what will happen next” is the current requirement of the industry.

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To fulfill the above-mentioned requirement; we need to overcome the primary challenge of the dearth of fast, robust and lightweight smart systems that operate seamlessly on any small device in a genuinely neutral manner. To achieve all clients’ expectations, the network must be laden with intelligence. With Radixweb as your partner, we make sure that along with devices and networks, even information is designed to meet your IT needs.
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