IoT: How Software AG and Wipro are teaming up over Looking Glass analytics platform

The platform for developing internet-of-things analytics apps combines Wipro's support services with Software AG's streaming analytics product suite.

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Enterprise vendor Software AG and services giant Wipro have joined forces to produce a streaming analytics platform designed to help firms develop internet-of-things apps.

The platform, which integrates Wipro's support services with Software AG's streaming analytics product suite, is based on an architectural framework called Wipro Looking Glass. It is targeted at firms that need to build software capable of drawing information out of high-speed, real-time data from devices.

Software AG global head of industry solutions John Bates said the ability to build and evolve apps rapidly that analyse fast, big data and let firms make informed decisions is central to exploiting the IoT.

"This partnership addresses these requirements by combining Wipro's dedicated Software AG product practice, support services and a sharp industry focus with Software AG's Streaming Analytics product suite," he said in a statement.

Looking Glass consists of a real-time analytics engine, in-memory database technology, a real-time user interface and mash-up technologies. According to Software AG, it can integrate, capture, and continuously analyse streaming IoT data.

Software AG said because Looking Glass comprises components that scale in high-speed and big-data environments, it lends itself to roles in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, supply chain and telecoms.

Firms have the option of running Looking Glass on premise or hosted in a single cloud or multiple clouds simultaneously.

The company said the foundation framework enables businesses to develop customised apps quickly and more cheaply. The availability of cloud-hosted analytics and algorithms, which sensors and devices can access, makes tasks such as process updates, event responses and machine behaviour easier.

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