July 23, 2018, 1:44 am
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Industrial IoT disruption seen from new Lumada software stack

Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Vantara, jointly announced last week its first commercial Lumada Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Now in its v2.0 release, the Lumada IoT platform has been fully updated with an elegant, portable architecture that enables it to run from both on-premise or in the Cloud to support industrial IoT deployments both at the edge and in the core.

It is designed to help customers quickly and easily gain insights, predictions and recommendations from their data, and can be easily adapted to support mid-to-large-scale environments. Lumada’s integrated advanced analytics have also been enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) functionality at scale. 

“Our next-generation Lumada IoT platform demonstrates Hitachi’s unparalleled expertise in both OT and IT, and reinforces Hitachi’s commitment to being an innovation partner for our customers in the IoT era,” Keiji Kojima, chairman at Hitachi Vantara and senior vice-president and executive officer at Hitachi Ltd., said.

Among the notable advancements to the Lumada IoT platform are asset avatars, Hitachi’s unique approach to what is commonly referred to as “digital twins.” These provide a digital representation of physical assets and rich metadata for analytics, serving as a digital proxy for business and industrial assets and providing rapid data-driven insights into their health and performance, with continuously updated sensor values. 

This approach helps to eliminate “blind spots” in operation-critical systems by providing improved access to – and insights from – business, machine and human data, which can help users move more rapidly from measurement to management to improvement. 

Since introducing Lumada to the market as a co-creation platform in May 2016, Hitachi has hardened and optimized its Lumada IoT platform. These improvements are based on numerous deployments in proof-of concept (POC) and co-creation project engagements with its customers and partners, as well as in its own factories. 

Customers looking to accelerate their IoT initiatives using Lumada will benefit from engaging Hitachi’s co-creation services, tapping its expansive expertise in both operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT) to create customized IoT solutions that are tailored to their unique requirements.

 “With the powerful advancements delivered today, our customers and partners can now choose to harness the full power of Lumada’s AI, advanced analytics and asset avatars capabilities to simplify their own IoT solution development or to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives in co-creation projects with Hitachi. In either case, we believe Hitachi is delivering a highly intelligent and unique solution that challenges the industrial IoT platform market status quo,” Kojima added.

Hitachi’s next-generation Lumada IoT platform architecture has been fully updated with five major layers to form a flexible, portable and composable software foundation with comprehensive security capabilities and expanded support for unstructured data uploads. 

There five layers are 1) Lumada edge—for data to be easily ingested, transformed and analyzed in close proximity to physical assets; 2) Lumada core—for asset registry, identity and access management and simplifies the creation of asset avatars; 3) Lumada analytics—blends OT and IT data to uncover patterns with powerful analytics, machine learning and AI; 4) Lumada studio that delivers predefined widgets to simplify the creation of dashboard applications; issues alerts, notifications or just straight-through processing; 5) Lumada foundry offers services to ease deployment on-premises and in the cloud, as well as security, micro services and support features.

“We are exceedingly proud of the next-generation Lumada software stack we are delivering to the market and opening up to developers today,” Rich Rogers, senior vice-president of engineering and product management at Hitachi Vantara said.
 
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