Edge computing lets you analyze and convert data into actionable information as close to the data collection point as possible. It’s vital to the continued successful development of Internet of Things (IoT) networks, as millions of complex IoT devices are deployed to collect billions of data points continuously. This massive increase in transmitted data threatens to jam transmission networks despite the eventual large-scale integration of 5G-based systems.
ADVANTAGES OF EDGE COMPUTING
The advantages of Edge computing include:
- Lower data rates. Pre-processing of data can reduce data redundancy and the transmission of data that does not provide value.
- Network efficiencies. Edge devices support more sophisticated networks on the Edge, making event-brokering possible and creating better resilience.
- Faster response. Edge processes can identify potential issues even before an event occurs and develop a course of action and a response without the latency involved in transmitting data to the cloud and waiting for a reply.
- Better user experience. Users in remote locations can have a greatly enhanced experience when edge processes detect specific behaviors and provide desirable alterations to the environment.
- Less junk. Polishing and prepping the data at the Edge eliminates transmission of unnecessary (junk) data and noise.
53% of manufacturers report interest or planned adoption rate of Edge computing. – Statistica, Worldwide Edge Computing by Industry