In industries such as the automotive, healthcare, railway and even the energy sectors, the machines are more and more connected and are gradually offering greater access to their data. Massive amounts of data are being harvested by numerous sensors installed in cars, trains, planes, medical devices, etc. The number of connected machines is estimated at several dozen billions in 2020. This new, industrial big data market raises the fundamental question as to how big data can be transformed into new business.
The Altran group has developed VueForge[TM], an industrial end-to-end offer for machine-driven big data whereby data is harvested, then transported and transformed into information, which, in turn, is converted into services paving the way to new business.
Industrial sectors are being faced with a twofold connectivity challenge, namely how to harvest data at the lowest cost using the best adapted architecture and then analyse this data so as to create value for industries and generate new services for end users.