How Big Data From Connected Machines Gets Used

“Big Data” is a hot topic these days, but there hasn’t been a lot of discussion about the specifics of what will most likely be one of the biggest sources of data: newly web-connected devices in the home and workplace.

I spoke this week with Bill Zujewski, Executive Vice President of Product Strategy Marketing at M2M (machine to machine) platform company Axeda. Axeda is one of the most successful companies to date in the early M2M market and whenever I get a chance to speak with Zujewski, I ask him for as many real-world use cases for M2M connectivity as I can. The company’s examples are fascinating, this time about M2M-produced big data used in the cloud.