IBM is launching a new Internet of Things community aimed at developers. The company hopes that this community will use its tools and systems while developing new connected devices.
The community is designed to help developers learn how to connect IoT devices to the cloud and how to use data coming from those connected devices, IBM said.
Called IBM developerWorks Recipes, IoT developers can tap into IBM’s platform-as-a-service, Bluemix, to implement tutorials for embedding advanced analytics and machine learning into IoT devices and applications. For example, data storage, predictive modeling and geospatial analytics can help users to better understand the data on their devices and also help to accelerate the IoT ecosystem.
Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020.
“IBM has long been a leader in offering innovative tools for developers to create the applications of our future. Now, IBM is expanding that focus so anyone — from the software novice to the experienced hardware engineer — can easily and quickly access materials providing guidance in the creation, management and connection of IoT devices to each other and the cloud,” said Christopher O’Connor, General Manager, Offerings, Internet of Things, IBM. “With developerWorks Recipes, IBM provides easy access to new analytics and operational insight capabilities that tap into the vast data from many connected devices, home appliances or cars.”