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Rethinking the Internet of Things

A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything

Authors: daCosta, Francis, Henderson, Byron

  • 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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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • It’s Different Out Here

    daCosta, Francis

    Pages 1-21

  • Anatomy of the Internet of Things

    daCosta, Francis

    Pages 23-40

  • On the Edge

    daCosta, Francis

    Pages 41-57

  • Building a Web of Things

    daCosta, Francis

    Pages 59-76

  • Small Data, Big Data, and Human Interaction

    daCosta, Francis

    Pages 77-94

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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5741-7
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5740-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking the Internet of Things
Book Subtitle
A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Francis daCosta and Byron Henderson
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-5741-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-5741-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-5740-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations
Topics