Dell Technologies is rolling out new tools for clients that are looking to leverage data at the edge.
Firstly, the tech company is uncovering the newest release of the Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform, aimed to help organizations store and process the streaming data that is coming out of edge devices. Secondly, the company is rolling out the first in a series of edge products that are aimed particularly at the manufacturing sector.
Dell observed that more and furthermore data is being generated at the edge.
Gartner said that by 2025, 75 percent of enterprise data will be created and processed outside of the data center or cloud. Even IDC estimates that by 2024, the number of applications that operate on the edge will increase 8x. In several cases, brand new applications are being created for particular use cases.
Dell’s Varun Chhabra told reporters that they consider edge as the next frontier for digital transformation. More and more further resources are being shifted to the edge. The company considers the recent rollout as a huge opportunity for its clients.
Chhabra further noted that the Dell EMC streaming Data Platform was built from scratch so as to manage the increasing amount of data emerging out of the edge devices. He added that it has pretty much distinct characteristics compared to conventional enterprise data.
The platform can handle massive streams of data from myriad edge devices. The data is fed into one platform no matter what its type or source is, and transformed into combined data for simple implementation and management of the data.
The combined platform can manage real-time as well as batch and historical analytics. It additionally integrates seamlessly with the current Dell EMC storage solutions.
Dell’s Edge Servers — Duos Technologies
On Wednesday, Dell even highlighted an edge case study from the railroad industry. By utilizing Dell’s Infrastructure and services, Duos Technologies has implemented AI at the edge to exceptionally speed up railcar inspections.
Usually, railway inspections are a sluggish, hand-oper process. And, some of the trains even reach a mile long with 120 cars. With an expert manually examining each of the cars for safety, the whole process can take about 16 hours.
By utilizing Dell’s edge servers, Duos Technologies is taking total advantage of the computer vision to automate the safety inspections, scanning trains as they go past. Now, by using the Dell edge servers, the inspections are accomplished within eight minutes.