We have a name for what we do: Big Fog.
Currently, large-scale IoT apps tend to utilize Big Data and the Cloud, along with very important but relatively localized IoT Fog components. However, there is significant value in being able to scale up the fog-based aspects of an app, while scaling down the Big Data and Cloud-based components. It is well known that Fog-hosted apps are able to: 1) reduce network and Big Data costs; 2) reduce latency at the edge; 3) protect data privacy; 4) and more. But, how can you get the global and historical view of your data by utilizing the fog? For example, how can you manage and optimize swarms of IoT devices at scale, without resorting to uploading and processing the data within a centralized analytical service? The very innovative answer is... PlasticFog, an open source software solution that can be integrated into your applications. Come see us for more information.