Arm acquires data management company to enable device-to-data IoT platform

Arm has announced the acquisition of data management company, Treasure Data, in a bid to enable a device-to-data Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

IDC has predicted that by 2025,163 zettabytes (ZB) of data will be created or copied, that’s ten times more than 2016.

However, according to a 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Arm, 67% organisations face challenges with data silos and more than half struggle with data preparation.

To manage these kinds of data volumes, Arm believes that companies need to be able to “seamlessly connect and manage their IoT devices, as well as manage their data flows”. Arm says it has focused on supporting companies with this, but a full solution, from device-to-data, has “only become possible after the acquisition of Treasure Data”.

Treasure Data is the final piece of our IoT enablement puzzle, says Arm. “Its technology, along with that of another recent acquisition (Stream) for connectivity management, combined with Arm Mbed Cloud and our knowledge of the IoT hardware foundation creates something entirely new. We call it the Arm Pelion IoT Platform.”

“Together with Arm,” comments Hiro Yoshikawa, CEO and co-founder, “we are looking at a platform of technologies from device-to-data: secure harvesting of data from networks of IoT devices, to the convergence of disparate data streams, and the visualization of that data and the generation of insights leading to actions.”

The platform is designed to work on public and private clouds, on-premises and in hybrid environments to deliver flexibility in IoT system architectures.

According to Arm, the Pelion IoT Platform will also provide unified billing that lowers infrastructure costs, increases operational efficiency, and eliminates integration issues.

Bethan Grylls

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