WANG, Y.; DOS REIS, J. C.; BORGGREN, K. M.; SALLES, M. A.; MEDEIROS, C. B.; ZHOU, Y. 2019. Modeling and Building IoT Data Platforms with Actor-Oriented Databases. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT’19). Lisbon, Portugal.
Vast amounts of data are being generated daily with the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in an ever-increasing number of application domains. There are problems associated with all stages of the lifecycle of these data (e.g., capture, curation and preservation). Moreover, the volume, variety, dynamicity and ubiquity of IoT data present additional challenges to their usability, prompting the need for constructing scalable dataintensive IoT data management and processing platforms. This paper presents a novel approach to model and build IoT data platforms based on the characteristics of an Actor-Oriented Database (AODB).We take advantage of two complementary case studies – in structural health
monitoring and beef cattle tracking and tracing – to describe novel software requirements introduced by IoT data processing. Our investigation illustrates the challenges and benefits provided by AODB to meet these requirements in terms of modeling and IoT-based systems implementation. Obtained results reveal the advantages of using AODB in IoT scenarios and lead to principles on how to effectively use an actor model to design and implement IoT data platforms.