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  • © 2013

Rethinking the Internet of Things

A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything

Apress

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  • Apress is proud to announce that Rethinking the Internet of Things was a 2014 Jolt Award Finalist, the highest honor for a programming book.

  • In the coming decade, billions of simple devices must be connected to the emerging Internet of Things. Today’s networking protocols are too expensive and inefficient for this task. This book describes a simpler and scalable architecture that will be used to create "big data" from billions of "small data" points in the Internet of Things.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. It’s Different Out Here

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 1-21Open Access
  3. Anatomy of the Internet of Things

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 23-40Open Access
  4. On the Edge

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 41-57Open Access
  5. Building a Web of Things

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 59-76Open Access
  6. Small Data, Big Data, and Human Interaction

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 77-94Open Access
  7. Architecture for the Frontier

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 95-121Open Access
  8. Examples and Applications

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 123-141Open Access
  9. Pathways to the Internet of Things

    • Francis daCosta
    Pages 143-160Open Access
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 455-462

About this book

Apress is proud to announce that Rethinking the Internet of Things was a 2014 Jolt Award Finalist, the highest honor for a programming book. And the amazing part is that there is no code in the book.

Over the next decade, most devices connected to the Internet will not be used by people in the familiar way that personal computers, tablets and smart phones are. Billions of interconnected devices will be monitoring the environment, transportation systems, factories, farms, forests, utilities, soil and weather conditions, oceans and resources.

Many of these sensors and actuators will be networked into autonomous sets, with much of the information being exchanged machine-to-machine directly and without human involvement. Machine-to-machine communications are typically terse. Most sensors and actuators will report or act upon small pieces of information - "chirps". Burdening these devices with current network protocol stacks is inefficient, unnecessary and unduly increases their cost of ownership.

This must change. The architecture of the Internet of Things must evolve now by incorporating simpler protocols toward at the edges of the network, or remain forever inefficient. Rethinking the Internet of Things describes reasons why we must rethink current approaches to the Internet of Things. Appropriate architectures that will coexist with existing networking protocols are described in detail. An architecture comprised of integrator functions, propagator nodes, and end devices, along with their interactions, is explored.

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Softcover Book
USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)