Before diving into the deep end, it’s worth reading the overview of the #iot value chain

IOT value chain

  • Sensors – collect data, participate in a network
  • Gateway – link sensors to applications
  • Network – infrastructure connecting
  • Storage – database, data lake
  • Platform – hybrid of gateway, storage & application
  • Application – “vertical” use case for one or more data streams


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  • Grafana (with MySQL/MariaDB as backend)
  • Kylo is an open-source data lake management software platform

Platforms / protocols

  • Zigbee
  • Z-Wave
  • Blynk
  • SmartThings
  • DMX (Digital Multiplexing) is a fast speed control system
  • DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) is a slow speed control system



Not ideal – do not support z-wave …


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