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How to Enable Edge Data in Support of IoT Analytics

Published: 20 February 2019

ID: G00373775

Analyst(s): Doreen Galli


IoT edge sensor data stored in tag databases must be combined with business data to enable IoT analytics, but edge data is very different. This framework guides technical professionals managing IoT in contextualizing sensor data and closing the gap between edge data collection and analysis.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework: Interview OT
  • Piece 1: Create a Data Map
    • Piece 1.a: Convert Business Outcome to Decide-Act Component
    • Piece 1.b: Create a Data Map
  • Piece 2: Create and Use an Enterprise-Federated Logical Data Model
    • Piece 2.a: Create an Enterprise-Federated Logical Data Model
    • Piece 2.b: Create a Join Taxonomy
  • Piece 3: Account for Machine Calibration
    • Piece 3.a: Map Events to Data Model
    • Piece 3.b: Create Algorithms to Validate
    • Piece 3.c: Verify With OT and IT
  • Piece 4: Contextualize Tag Data
    • Piece 4.a: Create Mapping Tables
    • Piece 4.b: Leverage Mapping Tables
  • Piece 5: Follow-Up
    • Piece 5.a: Create a Scalable Data Pipeline
    • Piece 5.b: Improve Continuously: Maintain IT/OT Alignment

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