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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

VxWorks links to IBM's Watson with 'edge-to-cloud' IoT recipes

By Nick Flaherty

Wind River has linked up its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) client to the IBM Watson IoT platform.  This is part of a collaboration between the two to advance IoT deployments for industrial customers with new “edge-to-cloud” recipes designed to simplify and accelerate the development of smart connected devices. This integration marks the first in a series of VxWorks clients for cloud service providers to follow and highlights the need for thinking about the whole IoT chain from the edge to the cloud analytics.
The client software allows VxWorks-powered IoT devices to connect directly to the IBM Watson IoT platform. The client is based on the IBM Watson IoT SDK, and enables IoT developers to create devices using VxWorks that can use the IBM Watson IoT platform and IBM Bluemix cloud services. The addition of this client boosts VxWorks as an RTOS for IoT, in addition to the safety, security, and virtualization capabilities already provided to meet today’s development challenges for building intelligent, connected systems.

To offer maximum flexibility, different clients will be integrated into VxWorks in the near future to enable customers to choose their cloud provider of choice, which hints at Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

The VxWorks client for IBM Watson IoT is available now for free on the VxWorks Marketplace

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