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Edge Computing: Driving Innovation, Enabling Scalability

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Edge- the new paradigm for computing and innovation! Check out this short video about Edge Computing and its importance in the IoT era:

By 2030, IoT devices are estimated to reach 25.4 billion.1 By 2025, the amount of data generated by IoT devices is expected to reach 73.1 ZB (zettabytes).

Edge computing brings data storage, processing, and analytics closer to the source of data generation and consumption (on the edge of the network).

Instead of sending raw data collected from sensors, cameras, smartphones, etc. to a centralized data center, an edge server processes the data where it is actually generated, say in a hospital, factory floor, or a retail store, for quick intelligent actions.

Cloud Vs Edge

Cloud - Centralized. Data is processed by the
servers in the cloud, miles from the device. Edge -
Decentralized. Data processed closer to the device

According to Gartner's projections, up to 75% of data generated
by companies would be created and processed outside of
traditional centralized data centres or the cloud by 2025.2

The Edge in India:
A Booming Market

India will remain a lucrative market for edge computing. IoT
is being given a big push by Digital India and Smart Cities
missions by the Government of India, which plans to deploy
IoT sensors for water, power, healthcare, and other services,
necessitating increased adoption of the edge.

Reaping Benefits of the Edge

Key Technology Drivers
Internet of Things (IoT)
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Video & Streaming Technology
Digital India Solutions
5G Technology
Smart Cities Missions
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML)
Smart Infrastructure Solutions
Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR)
Healthcare Initiatives

Making Industries & Infrastructure
Smarter with Edge

  • Transportation & traffic management
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Smart parking
  • Smart lighting
  • Smart garden irrigation systems
  • Smart hospitals
  • Remote patient monitoring, telemedicine
  • Real-time medical equipment management
  • Easy health monitoring through wearables
  • Faster, more accurate diagnoses
  • Data protection and data privacy
  • Livestock management
  • Agribots, autonomous tractors
  • Forecast environmental hazards or natural disasters
  • Pest identification
  • Precision farming
  • Maintenance of farm equipment
  • Automated factory floor and supply chain processes
  • Predictive maintenance of machines
  • Energy efficiency for lower emissions
  • Customized products for improved customer experience
  • Improved product quality, yield, and throughput
  • Lower costs
  • Success of Connected Vehicles and Autonomous Driving
  • Increased user safety through quick decisions
  • EV battery monitoring, predictive maintenance
  • Smart traffic management
  • Personalized infotainment
  • Vehicle monitoring for fleet management

Hitachi Leading the IoT Era with Lumada Edge Analytics

Lumada is Hitachi's digital innovation platform for the IoT era. Edge Analytics that Hitachi enables shifting the load of data analysis out to the network edge, accelerating digital transformation (DX) through quick, easy steps of "Sense, Think, and Act"-

  • Sense

    Edge analytics from Hitachi first involves the collection of data generated by operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT).

  • Think

    The data is then analyzed by edge AI or machine learning and the results are put to use in controlling equipment.

  • Act

    Hitachi enables intelligent action for productivity improvements such as urban infrastructure maintenance, environmental measurement, and the automation of industrial work processes.

The true worth of edge analytics is manifested when 5G/6G edge computing systems are used in tandem with Lumada in cyberspace and physical space.

Lumada CPS with Computing System for Running Edge Analytics

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