Early Edge Computing was mostly about aggregating and forwarding data from sensors - smart meters and smart networks being classic examples. But the growth of mobile IoT and devices that aren't just data collection sensors but also run applications opens up many, many more use cases.
The next of our series of tech roundtables drills down on the challenges of exploding Edge Computing:
* Where is the data going to and coming from? * Does this mean having data close to the consumer to improve responsiveness? * Can a large monolithic database meet this distributed need? * Can data be replicated only where it’s needed rather than all the data replicated everywhere? * How will the scaling of connected devices & burgeoning services be met at the Edge?