The manufacturing industry is slowly rising around the much acclaimed Internet of Things (IoT). So much so, in fact, that MongoDB plans to build a hefty database to support it.This latest database will allow manufacturing companies to access and process relevant information related to the IoT. The company is just one in a growing number that will change the way businesses manufacture goods.
According to USA Today, in the latest news on the IoT, “German electronics and auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is using MongoDB’s software to build infrastructure that lets cars communicate with other connected devices around a city to ease traffic flow.”
The connectivity that IoT offers is essential for manufacturing plants. It’s estimated that around 10 percent of all manufacturing companies now use a connected database of some sort that helps to control their daily operations and their products.
Platforms similar to MongoDB, such as FactoryTalk, have also been executed in factories with regard to the IoT.
Forbes notes, “Another company that reaps the benefits of a connected system is General Electric GE. At their Durathon battery factory in Schenectady, N.Y., the IoT helps the company collect data about processes going on 24-7. Through the 10,000 sensors on the assembly line and the sensors in every single battery, managers can instantly find out the status of production. They are able to share that information and data with coworkers in other departments.”
In the recent past, aside from factories that use connected software, the IoT has created new market opportunities for engineers and manufacturers in terms of smart devices. Along with connecting devices, the IoT has also forged relationships between non-manufacturers and top tech suppliers such as Intel.
These connections led to the establishment of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a non-profit membership group designed to help form networks and associations across various industrial and manufacturing environments.