A RESTful Sensor Data Back-end for the Internet of Things

Antti Iivari, Jani Koivusaari

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Abstract

As rapidly increasing amounts of smart communicating objects with sensing capabilities are generating raw measurement and observation data, scalable back-ends are needed to collect, store, marshal and process that influx of machine-generated data into actionable information. The data constantly flowing out from these embedded devices is very periodic and structured in nature, referred to as machine-generated data, beginning with a timestamp of some sort and then consisting of designated fields, such as measurement values, ranges and tags. Furthermore, as wireless sensing devices are in many cases battery operated and resource constrained, a mode of operation can be assumed where the device transmits measurement data at specific intervals between which it preserves power by sleeping or idling. This is only one of the reasons why a RESTful approach that has been more commonly associated with the World Wide Web, could be appropriate when dealing with the challenges brought forth by the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. In this paper, initial findings concerning a proof-of-concept back-end implementation are presented in addition to discussing the benefits and technologies related to a RESTful approach in building a scalable sensor data back-end for the Internet of Things.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINFOCOMP 2016
Pages51-55
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSixth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, INFOCOMP 2016 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 22 May 201626 May 2016

Publication series

SeriesInternational Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation
ISSN2308-3484

Conference

ConferenceSixth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, INFOCOMP 2016
Abbreviated titleINFOCOMP 2016
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period22/05/1626/05/16

Keywords

  • Iot
  • sensor
  • back-end
  • data
  • REST

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    Iivari, A., & Koivusaari, J. (2016). A RESTful Sensor Data Back-end for the Internet of Things. In INFOCOMP 2016 (pp. 51-55). International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation