Hitachi’s internet of things division, Hitachi Insight Group, Wednesday announced the company’s core IoT platform, called Lumada. It is an enterprise-grade IoT core platform with an open and adaptable architecture that simplifies IoT solution creation and customization. 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.
The IoT platform helps customers by offering actionable insights, delivering faster time to value and supporting better decisions, which according to Hitachi, increases productivity and safety, reduces operational costs and carbon footprint, and improves quality of life.
Lumada was specifically designed to address the 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.
“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,” said Christian Renaud, research director, IoT, at 451 Research.
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 services.
Hitachi’s robust IoT portfolio includes 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.