Apache Spark – Processing Access Point Wi-Fi Data

A Closer Look Previously in Utilizing Access Point Wi-Fi Data, we had discussed several use cases a business manager could solve by leveraging WiFi data: Determining dwell times of unique customers in a store setting. Determining peak venue traffic hours. Determining missed customer engagement opportunities, e.g., someone just passing by a location/short dwell times. Determining what kinds of devices your clients […]

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Kafka and Spark Streaming for IoT at the Vacation Resort

In the Internet of Things at the Vacation Resort Experience blog post we described the Jabil/IBM jStart Proof of Concept (POC) high-level architecture and business objectives. This post delves more deeply into the solution architecture and reviews a few of the lessons learned with our first experience with Kafka and Spark Streaming technologies.   System Component Diagram Training Phase As part […]

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Internet of Things at the Vacation Resort

A waterproof wearable widget replaces your room key and creditcard while providing you with a continually customized stay from your beach towel. The real-time data analytics allows the resort staff to know how you like your martini and what time you prefer to dine. Moreover, combining your profile preferences with other databases such as weather information, local events and social […]

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Making Connected Drones A Reality

Have you noticed that more and more of your life is now connected to the internet in some way or another?  First it was computers, then it was phones and tablets, now virtually everything can be connected to the internet.  There are connected cars, TVs, refrigerators, watches, trains, thermostats…..even light bulbs!  The explosion of connected devices is commonly referred to as […]

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