Lumada Internet of Things Core Platform
Lumada Accelerates IoT Solution Creation for a Range of Industry Applications;
Simplifies Co-Creation with Partners and Customers
Insight Group, the new
global group responsible for driving Hitachi’s global unified Internet of
Things (IoT) business and strategy, today introduced Lumada, an IoT core
platform. Integrating proven commercial technologies from across Hitachi’s
portfolio, Lumada is a comprehensive, enterprise-grade IoT core platform with
an open and adaptable architecture that simplifies IoT solution creation and
customization. It incorporates expansive expertise in operational technology (OT) and information
technology (IT), blending powerful and
proven data orchestration, streaming analytics, content intelligence, simulation models, and other Hitachi software technologies. Lumada
accelerates synthesizing of actionable insights, delivering faster time to
value and supporting better decisions that lead to real world outcomes, like increased
productivity and safety, streamlined processes, reduced operational costs and carbon
footprint, or improved quality of life. The platform will serve as the core
foundation on which all of Hitachi’s IoT solutions are built and will enable
the creation of IoT business ecosystems.
transformation is a key initiative for many public and private sector
organizations looking to optimize processes, implement broader efficiencies and
improve interactions with their customers and constituents. As such, the
application of IoT solutions that can deliver valuable insight to support
transformation is rapidly becoming a strategic imperative in almost every
industry and market sector. However, building IoT solutions that provide real
value can be difficult – especially without the right underlying architecture
or the deep understanding to properly simulate and digitalize operational
entities and processes. IoT platforms are necessary, but often introduce new
layers of complexity and rigidity to IoT solutions, making them difficult to
modify and incapable of holistically supporting all the elements of digital
business and market ecosystems at scale.
challenges associated with IoT solution creation leveraging Hitachi’s
rich OT and IT expertise and technologies. Its uniquely open and adaptable architecture makes it broadly
applicable for a wider array of industries and use cases, providing an
extensible, flexible platform from which Hitachi and its customers and partners
can easily tailor solutions or co-create.
platforms unquestionably have an important role to play in the development and
deployment of IoT solutions. However, they can introduce new layers of
complexities, which can hinder the implementation and benefits of the solutions
themselves,” said Christian Renaud, research director, IoT, at 451 Research.
“While it is still very early days in the IoT platform market, the landscape is
crowded, making it difficult for new vendors to differentiate themselves.
Hitachi’s extensive expertise in OT and IT gives them a unique understanding of
the fundamental requirements to build and deploy IoT solutions at scale. This
allows Hitachi to help customers get actionable business insight that translates
into real business value, faster.”
Lumada provides a comprehensive framework of key IoT solution building
blocks, including edge device and connectivity integration, application
integration, data integration and
orchestration, data repositories, stream
and batch data processing, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, simulation tools, repeatable solution blueprints, and enterprise
technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) expertise with proven
technologies from across its portfolio, Lumada
provides three key qualities that set it apart from other IoT platforms in the
Open: Lumada offers an open, flexible architecture that simplifies
integration with complementary technologies from Hitachi’s IoT partner ecosystem
and provides an extensible foundation from which to build solutions for a
variety of industry applications. It was specifically designed to encourage and
support open innovation, co-creation and accelerated solution development with Hitachi’s
partners, global system integrators (GSIs) and customers.
Adaptable: Lumada provides a more flexible approach to IoT solution
development. Its heterogeneous architecture allows it to support a range of IoT
applications and partner technologies to support more highly agile environments
that are easier to build-on and extend. This provides comprehensive support for
digital ecosystems across multiple industries.
Lumada’s solution cores are packaged as
repeatable blueprints that can be tailored to support a variety of industries
and applications, such as predictive maintenance, city data exchanges,
connected healthcare, intelligent transportation, oil and gas, sustainable energy,
and more. The platform allows users to easily select and integrate only the
components that best fit their specific use case to simplify customization and
further streamline the solution creation process for the fastest time to value.
Verified: Information security and digital ethics are top priorities
for Hitachi. Lumada is architected from trusted Hitachi commercial
technologies, including Pentaho’s advanced data orchestration, visualization
and analytics software—deployed in more than 1,600 enterprise customer
environments today—and Hitachi Streaming Data Platform (HSDP), used in a range
of Hitachi technologies and solutions. Lumada also provides a variety of Hitachi
control systems, including manufacturing production systems, algorithms
and controllers to support a range of industry
applications and content intelligence for advanced metadata management.
services and solutions for public safety, City Data Exchange for smart city,
renewable and sustainable energy, intelligent transportation, precision
agriculture and manufacturing, water treatment and building systems,
sustainable mining, and more. Hitachi Insight Group will also work
collaboratively with Hitachi’s IoT ecosystem partners to co-develop new
offerings on the Lumada platform.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA, Hitachi Insight Group is responsible for
driving Hitachi’s unified Internet of Things (IoT) business strategy worldwide.
It was formed to deliver on Hitachi’s corporate vision for Social Innovation by
developing digital solutions that drive better business outcomes and support
the development of smarter, safer, healthier, more efficient societies. The
group is responsible for research and development (R&D) and go-to-market
(GTM) strategies of Hitachi’s IoT solutions and services that provide
actionable insights to customers in four key market segments: Smart City, Smart
Energy, Smart Healthcare and Smart Industrial. The formation of the Hitachi Insight Group was announced in a
separate statement issued today. Read it here: https://www.hitachiinsightgroup.com/en-us/pdf/press-release/hitachi-insight-group-formed-to-accelerate-hitachi-global-iot-business.pdf
Hitachi is a premier sponsor at the IoT World
Conference and Expo taking place in Santa Clara, CA, May 10-12, where it will
have six of its IoT solutions and the Lumada IoT Core Platform on display.
Conference attendees can visit booth #310 for hands-on demonstrations when the
exhibit hall opens tomorrow. For more information, visit https://iotworldevent.com/.
Group is dedicated to driving business and
societal transformation through digitalization. Its digital solutions are
powered by connected intelligence from the Internet of Things, delivering
actionable insights that support better decision-making, exceptional outcomes
and smarter, safer, healthier, more efficient societies. Leveraging Hitachi’s
rich industrial heritage and extensive expertise in both operational and
information technologies, Hitachi Insight Group serves public and private
sector customers across four market categories: Smart City, Smart Energy, Smart
Healthcare and Smart Industry. The group is based in Santa Clara, CA, USA, with
operations worldwide. Visit www.hitachiinsightgroup.com
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