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Bosch Software Innovations and KNIME: Advanced Analytics in the Internet of Things

December 30, 2014 — by Stefan Ferber
Author: Dr. Stefan Ferber, Vice President Engineering Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, and KNIME, provider of the only open platform for data-driven innovation, recently announced their cooperation to allow data mining and data analytics in Internet of Things (IoT) applications (https://www.bosch-si.com/newsroom/news/publications/publications-52352.html).

In the Internet of Things (IoT), data generated by sensors and other distributed devices can quickly add up to massive volumes. Additionally, depending on the use case, these data sources may even be augmented by external data, like data from social media or from other web and REST services.

However, data collection and systematization alone cannot tell the whole story! To leverage the business value of big data, big data mining and analytics techniques are necessary to discover insights and exploit the data for more knowledge.

For this reason, Bosch Software Innovations integrated the KNIME Analytics Platform into its Bosch IoT Suite V2.0 available now. This new platform will allow domain experts, data scientists, and IoT system integrators to implement new solutions taking advantage of big data mining and analytics techniques.

“The value of Internet of Things applications can be fully realized only when high-performance data analytics is included – making it possible to detect patterns in massive volumes of data and to adjust services accordingly. The challenge is to manage the limitations of current technologies with respect to growing data volumes and increasing velocity, in order to meet the requirements for big data analysis.” says Dr.-Ing. Rainer Kallenbach, CEO of Bosch Software Innovations.

“KNIME’s data analytics capabilities – in combination with a scalable, flexible, and secure data management system and the market-proven Bosch IoT Suite – will allow customers to extract key insights from the numerous large, heterogeneous data sets that lie at the heart of many Internet of Things applications,” says Prof. Dr. Michael Berthold, President of KNIME AG.