A bit of FIWARE history

Introduction

Actually, this is the article I should start with, but I didn’t. Before talking about the functionalities of the Orion context Broker, we should tell a few words about the whole initiative. 

FIWARE is an open source cloud platform with a collaborative and mature ecosystem of developers, innovation Hubs, accelerators, cities and more than 1000 Small and Medium Enterprises and startups. By 2020, businesses leveraging the FIWARE platform are expected to generate revenues of more than EUR 330 million [1].

The Industry 4.0 world*

Introduction

In the past ten years, the word IoT (Internet of Things) has become more and more popular. But, what exactly is IoT? Why this specific concept is so important, that is considered to be one of the main pillars of Industry 4.0?