Freescale, Oracle partner on Internet of things Java push

Summary:Under the Freescale and Oracle pact, the two companies will work together on engineering, marketing and standards where Java and Freescale processors are combined.

Freescale Semiconductor and Oracle are teaming up to better couple semiconductors and Java for Internet of things applications.

The so-called Internet of things---sensors swapping machine-to-machine information on everything from building conditions to temperature to traffic conditions and water health---is promising for applications across multiple industries.

Under the Freescale and Oracle pact, the two companies will work together on engineering, marketing and standards where Java and Freescale processors are combined. Freescale's bet is that Java will be the go-to platform for the Internet of things and connections to various backend systems.

Freescale said it will join the Java Community Process and work with Oracle on technical specifications. The chip maker will initially on embedded Java on low-power and inexpensive processors.

In addition, Oracle and Freescale will create a software layer so Oracle Java SE Embedded and Freescale's MQX embedded operating system can integrate.

The companies also said they are developing a "one box" platform---essentially a gateway design of software to absorb data from multiple providers into one platform.

internet of things usage
Source: McKinsey

 

Topics: Big Data, Enterprise Software, Processors

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