23 October 2017

Hands-on with a Cloud Platform

In our previous blogpost on Cloud, we looked at the different types of Cloud services in the form of Platorm as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). We also demonstrated the features offered by cloud platforms which include storage space, application framework for processing stored data, visualization of data and event-based triggers among others.

In this post, our research engineer Koustabh illustrates an example of how to push data to a cloud platform and visualize the data. An open source gateway framework AGILE is used to read data from sensors of a TI Sensor Tag device over BLE. Furthermore, this data is then pushed to the cloud platform Xively to store the data and visualize the data over HTTP. This application flow is developed on Node-RED, a visual tool to build application logic with flows with 2 customized nodes, one for fetching the data from the TI SensorTag and the other to push the data to Xively. We would like to cover the AGILE framework and more examples of cloud platforms in our following videos. Let us know what you thought of this video!

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