Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 Release Announcement
By Jai Suri-Oracle on Aug 12, 2016
We are pleased to announce new enhancements that have recently been added to the Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service. Customers will shortly see their instances upgraded to the Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 release. This release includes a number of new functionalities, enhancements and performance improvements.
Oracle IoT Cloud Service Applications
The Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service platform now offers SaaS-style applications that are included with the platform and immediately runnable. Oracle Internet of Things Cloud 16.3.3 introduces the Asset Monitoring Application, which is the first in the series of built-in applications that will be offered with the Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service. This application enables users working with both fixed and movable assets to perform tasks such as rapidly locating available assets for a job, assessing the health of their assets, and reviewing asset specifications while in the field or office.
Spatial Analytics and Geo-fences
Starting with the new release, users can analyze device streams containing geo-location data and determine how events relate to pre-defined geo-fences. For instance, users can create geo-fences, which are defined as polygons on a map, and create rules that trigger events if a device enters, exits or is near a geo-fence. More information about this feature is available here.
Improved Stream Explorations Editor
The Stream Explorations Editor provides an intuitive visual interface for interrogation of device data streams and enables simple creation of advanced real-time stream analytics applications without writing any code. Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 now includes advanced editing capabilities such as an expressions editor for dynamically computed fields, a business rules editor for adding conditional logic and a range of built-in patterns that provide logic templates for common use cases. More information about this feature is available here.
MQTT Protocol Support for Device Data Ingestion
MQTT, an ISO standard (ISO/IEC PRF 20922), is a lightweight messaging protocol for device to cloud communication. It is based on the publish-subscribe model making it ideal for applications that are sensitive to communication latency and unreliable networks. Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 introduces support for ingesting data directly over the MQTT protocol (secure MQTT only) from devices and gateways using an MQTT bridge. This new protocol support does not introduce any additional client-side API changes. Existing device applications can switch over to using MQTT by following a set of configuration steps to provision the device to use MQTT as transport instead of HTTP. More information on how to set up MQTT support is available here.
Built-in integration with Oracle Storage Cloud Service
Oracle Storage Cloud Service offers secure and scalable, low cost, object storage solution for storing and accessing data from any environment connected to the Internet. Streaming device data can now be automatically stored in Storage Cloud Service (separate subscription required) with a few clicks. In addition to this being long-term data storage, it enables easy integration with Oracle PaaS such as Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data Discovery Cloud Service. More information about this feature is available here.
And Many Other Minor Enhancements
Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 introduces many more enhancements such as an improved navigation menu in the management console, improved message ingestion throughput, and improved documentation, among others. New features introduced with every release are documented at http://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/iot/IOTWN/toc.htm.