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Introducing Pachube: An open, easy-to-use, secure & scalable platform for building the ‘Internet of Things’

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Pachube's mission is to deliver the world’s leading open, interoperable platform …

Pachube's mission is to deliver the world’s leading open, interoperable platform
for the ‘Internet of Things’ that is powerful, economical and secure.

This is a presentation given at the Internet of Things Europe 2010 conference on June 1, 2010 by Usman Haque, Connected Environments Ltd's CEO

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  • 1. INTRODUCING... An open, easy-to-use, secure & scalable platform for building the ‘Internet of Things’
  • 2. A ‘PATCHBAY’ FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS
  • 3. A ‘PATCHBAY’ FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS microcontrollers & sensors building management systems mobile objects & vehicles wearable & biosensors environmental/pollution virtual environments automation systems
  • 4. A ‘PATCHBAY’ FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS microcontrollers & sensors • Products • Services • 3rd party applications building management systems mobile objects & vehicles wearable & biosensors environmental/pollution virtual environments automation systems
  • 5. A ‘PATCHBAY’ FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS • Products • Services • 3rd party applications • high resolution storage scalable infrastructure • mobile/web apps • scalable infrastructure full resolution storage • capacity planning interconnectivity • highly available, resilient rich meta-metadata • decision tools • web management tools • remote monitors • physical-to-virtual API • resource allocation
  • 6. A ‘PATCHBAY’ FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS - real-time awareness for feedback & response - visualization of system behaviors - better control of complex systems - greater efficiencies in consumption - better decisions & designs
  • 7. THERE ARE MANY CHALLENGES • Interoperability across all devices & networks • Management via web-based tools to control & visualize • Scalability of m2m data that is increasing exponentially • Performance demands of high-throughput, low-latency • Openness for ease of adoption & industry acceptance • Security controls that are flexible & robust
  • 8. PACHUBE MEETS THEM ALL • Interoperability • sample code and proven connectors for all major software languages • single line of code to connect • Management • “out of the box” apps and visualization widgets • web-based tool-kit for sign-ups, customization & maintenance • Scalability • proven reliability & up-time • Performance • proven high-throughput & low-latency • Openness • technology-agnostic, published APIs • Security • HTTPS, SSL
  • 9. PACHUBE’S MISSION To deliver the world’s leading open, interoperable platform for the ‘Internet of Things’ that is... POWERFUL ECONOMICAL SECURE
  • 10. PACHUBE’S MISSION To deliver the world’s leading open, interoperable platform for the ‘Internet of Things’ that is... POWERFUL ECONOMICAL SECURE • high-performance, cross-industry data brokerage platform • already used by thousands of individuals & companies around the world • stores & serves sensor, environment & energy data from objects, devices & buildings • manages data, so customers can focus on creating value. • open ecosystems because openness promotes growth—most of Pachube’s hardware & software libraries and real world applications are created by its burgeoning community
  • 11. PACHUBE’S WEB DASHBOARD www.pachube.com
  • 12. PACHUBE’S WEB DASHBOARD • maps thousands of sources around the globe using Pachube in real-time • allows self-service sign-up for basic accounts • offers “out of the box” apps to connect, visualize, and share data • creates locus of vibrant community of developers and enthusiasts • tutorials, how-to’s, sample code • complete APIs & documentation • forums & support www.pachube.com
  • 13. PACHUBE’S REVENUE MODEL • Free service — open signup • enables developers to prototype quickly • builds mindshare and marketshare by enabling applications to be quickly implemented • Pachube Professional – Basic or Plus—low monthly fees • includes value-added features — privacy options, statistics/aggregation, greater bandwidth, history, search • Corporate — major infrastructure installations & customization • provides bulk accounts to web-enable thousands or millions of devices, e.g. electricity meters • delivers ‘out-of-the-box’ tools for consumer-facing companies, build communities around products (cf. Nike+) • enables domain-specific apps so manufacturers quickly build branded web portals • includes partnerships with local government, multinationals, community sensing & urban networking communities
  • 14. API: PLATFORM INTEGRATION • Software libraries & examples • Java, Ruby, .net, Perl, C, Python, PHP, Visual Basic, Javascript • LabVIEW, Processing, OpenFrameworks, Flash, Adobe AIR, Google Visualization API • Asterisk PBX, Cold Fusion, xAP, DomotiGa, Germanium Web 3D, FHEM Home automation • Hardware applications & examples • iPhone, Blackberry, G1/Android Google Phone, Windows CE for smartphones • Arduino, Zigbee, SunSPOT, Phidgets, GainSpan, Mocana • weather stations, LiveBox, CurrentCost, Insteon/Indigo Home Automation • Virtual systems • Second Life, OpenSim, server monitoring, webscraping • Web service and application integration • Twitter, AMEE, SketchUp, Google Earth, Skype, MSN, AIM, Yahoo, xAP • Physical installations • Buildings, energy meters, pollution monitors, ships, satellites, city utilities, mobile devices, automobiles
  • 15. VALUE: REAL TIME INFO & FEEDBACK • lower costs, faster cycles • better decisions • reduced uncertainty • greater efficiency
  • 16. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • Embed visualization tools, maps & graphs in websites
  • 17. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • Mapping tools: track mobile feeds & distributed sensor networks in real time
  • 18. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • augmented reality: environmental & sensor data from devices & buildings
  • 19. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • augmented reality: environmental & sensor data from devices & buildings
  • 20. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • augmented reality: environmental & sensor data from devices & buildings
  • 21. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • augmented reality: environmental & sensor data from devices & buildings
  • 22. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • augmented reality: environmental & sensor data from devices & buildings
  • 23. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS •Smart phones: monitor, control & update feeds using a variety of mobile phone apps
  • 24. ‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ APPS • Integration – SMS alerts, Twitter, Skype, SketchUp & AMEE
  • 25. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD energy monitor
  • 26. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD “Bridge” to the Web device energy monitor
  • 27. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD “Bridge” to the Web device energy monitor
  • 28. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD Current Cost • out-of-the-box API • device provisioning • energy distribution tracking • expandable, upgradable • 3rd party app developers “Bridge” to the Web device energy monitor
  • 29. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD Current Cost • out-of-the-box API • device provisioning • energy distribution tracking • expandable, upgradable • 3rd party app developers “Bridge” to the Web device energy monitor
  • 30. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD Current Cost • out-of-the-box API • device provisioning • energy distribution tracking • expandable, upgradable • 3rd party app developers “Bridge” to the Web Current Cost’s customers device • secure login • remote monitoring of energy use • energy use comparison • mobile phone app • SMS alerts • no subscription energy monitor
  • 31. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD Current Cost • out-of-the-box API • device provisioning • energy distribution tracking • expandable, upgradable • 3rd party app developers “Bridge” to the Web Current Cost’s customers device • secure login ! • remote monitoring of energy use • energy use comparison • mobile phone app • SMS alerts • no subscription energy monitor
  • 32. CASE STUDY: CURRENT COST LTD Current Cost • out-of-the-box API • device provisioning • energy distribution tracking • expandable, upgradable • 3rd party app developers “Bridge” to the Web Current Cost’s customers device • secure login ! • remote monitoring of energy use Pachube’s API • energy use comparison • simplifies device programming • mobile phone app • cheaper hardware • SMS alerts • a broker, not an end-point • no subscription energy monitor • manages millions of datapoints per day • expandable, upgradable • revenue sharing
  • 33. TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY • Pachube’s scalability helps product manufacturers & application developers • they don’t need to build backend system to deal with massive volumes of realtime data • Pachube stores every single datapoint and includes extensive METADATA • from all devices – not just summary data – high-availability database, comprehensive analysis • security provided via SSL/HTTPS connections • industry standard technologies to protect data transmission over internet; quick to implement, no special libraries needed • view and embed data history on the web, visualization tools, widgets & graphs • ‘out-of-the-box’; no need to install apps • provides sophisticated aggregation, statistical & calculus tools • ‘out of the box’ analysis of both individual devices and the entire ecosystem • manufacturers & developers concentrate on creating value • customer-focused analytical, decision, notification, profile & visualisation tool & application development
  • 34. CONTACT DETAILS Connected Environments Ltd www.connectedenvironments.com www.pachube.com usman@connectedenvironments.com twitter.com/uah