Large sensor networks are being used to monitor things like weather conditions, inventory in the supply chain (via RFID), pressure or temperature readings from manufacturing equipment, and radiation readings to detect industrial accidents or terrorist threats.
These sensor networks generate very large volumes of data, which can make it difficult for people and systems to identify developing situations that require their attention. Making sense of a sensor network’s data stream is especially complicated because the location of each reading is frequently as important as the reading itself.
Solace’s high-performance messaging solution can aggregate, filter and forward relevant data coming in from distributed sensor networks, routing information to applications and complex event processing engines that need it. Solace’s hardware filters and normalizes messages so applications and people are fed a custom stream consisting only of the data they need to identify problems, risks and opportunities that require their attention.