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Thursday, March 19, 2020

A network of connected object be it car, smartphone, camera or device or sensor – can communicate with other electronic devices  to send and receive data called IoT.
what Internet network is that you are connected with all computer with each others, in mobile networks you can connect with other smartphone- but this internet of thing is actually a object of network connected with sensors etc and can connect with other objects that can include sensors or other devices can communicate with each others and all these sensors can transport data and actually can talk with each others.

How IoT works with Example:


Network of physical object or sensors network example includes google speaker, smart tv, c cooking appliances can communicate and understand your commands
This means that we are moving from traditional devices like mobile phone tablet to other sensors like temperature devices.

So once these sensors are communicating with other devices so must be transmitting data somewhere so it could be process so that area is called services in this connectivity. typically it could be on cloud.

IOT Summary:

In many fields it can be applied if you implement this IOT in manufacturing like car operation section then traditionally there are different mechanism to start and stop production line for purpose.
But understand that there is no replacement of human even if you automate entire production procedure using IOT technology in any operation procedure.

For example you have a manufacturing production procedure where any error occurs then red led bulb lights up and halt the operation so nothing could go wrong any further.

So ideally a solution can contain a IOT device where supervisor is not in operation line then how he will know production line has any super issue, so IOT can solve such issues as well, where error occurs on production line like your computer is connected with raspberry pi and  a sensor when something goes wrong employee attending activity can press a button connected with raspberry pi interface which is connected with your usb port as it required services layer to transport data – so finally this solution can halt the operation due to error issue and can also send SMS using IOT on your smartphone informing  line manager asking  him to take action.

What are security concerns related to IoT

Because any IOT solution or your IOT device communicating with sensors so it will not be done via TCP/IP so we can assume it’s not vulnerable or anyone can hack your IOT device or sensor and breach it so this is just close to impossible in solution based on IOT.

  • For this entire solution to be working you need azure services for iot, raspberry pi, IOT kit, and of course a computer connected with your solution.
  • In this typical example all devices and sensors connected with each other and there is no need for internet to transport data among these devices.

Hope this might help you to understand IoT - please stay connected with this site to learn more about IoT in details.

Monday, November 28, 2011

There are number of Business intelligence software available in the market from 0 to thousands dollar cost but what if you just have to analyze your data and use business intelligence feature for free – we will outline some details of Microsoft offering something in business intelligence domain. And we will import data from MS SQL Azure which is handy too, if you are familiar with cloud computing then it will more easy for everyone to import data from Microsoft SQL Azure and work with the business intelligence technology for free. 
We are assuming this- your organization is dealing with millions of rows of data –such data may be stored in legacy system, in flat file, or in other system- and you need to analyze it anyhow- so you just need to do the following.
Download Power Pivot for free from Microsoft and install office 2010 and using excel 2010 you can import data from MS SQL Server or you have any system you can import data inside excel using power pivot for detail analysis.
In this scenario we need:
  • Microsoft SQL Azure database on cloud
  • Power Pivot free
  • Excel 2010
Once you have installed office then install Power Pivot component which is free and create a connection to MS SQL Azure- just point your location to Data (Excel 2010)- Add connection to azure and select ODBC option to connect to MS SQL Azure environment.

If you already have taken space for azure database otherwise subscribe for MS SQL Azure database and you will be given further instruction in email from Microsoft.

You can create, copy and work with T-SQL using Microsoft SQL Azure environment, there are few SQL Azure limitation in statements they are not supported in SQL Azure environment.

You can connect to SQL Azure environment using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) having full support of SQL Azure environment, if you want to access SQL Azure database from visual studio.net using ado.net so the some part of the code will be replaced – you can change provider username with SQL Azure login id it all depends on what type of format you are using- for example it can be admin@microsoftazuredb.com and so on. Your ODBC connection setting or azure connection string providername could be something like
  "Server=tcp:[sqlazureserver].database.windows.net "

As SQL Azure compliant with 3rd party application –and allow them to connect with MS SQL Azure environment. You also can use ODBC and ASP.NET and ADO.net to connect with SQL Azure- so this time we are assuming you have taken ODBC connection approach to connect with Excel 2010 Power Pivot and then you can import/export data to azure. As of now you are able to understand the entire azure connection functionality then with the help of proper credential you can connect with MS SQL Azure via ODBC connect option in Excel 2010 data menu. If you have configured it then your data from legacy system available on excel sheet – can be exported to SQL Azure or can be imported to excel using power pivot if you want to import your data from SQL Azure to Excel 2010 via power pivot.

Conclusion About Microsoft SQL Azure:

We have taken ODBC approach to access SQL Azure database from Excel 2010 with a plug-in Power Pivot to import data from Azure – with the same approach you can export data. Our objective was to transfer data from old database to Microsoft SQL Azure or vice versa.
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