Google Blasts Word to Industry 4.0 Community Via Foghorn Deal


Foghorn’s Lightning Edge Intelligence platform will collaborate with Google’s Cloud IoT Core.

Edge intelligence software developer Foghorn Systems announced they are teaming up with Google Cloud IoT Core to simplify Industrial IoT application deployment. FogHorn’s software s is designed for industrial and commercial IoT environments.

The companies will integrate FogHorn’s Lightning edge analytics and machine learning platform with Cloud IoT Core, which enables companies to easily connect, manage, and analyze data from a variety of sources.

“Cloud IoT Core simply and securely brings the power of Google Cloud’s world-class data infrastructure capabilities to the IIoT market,” said Antony Passemard, Head of IoT Product Management at Google Cloud. “By combining industry-leading edge intelligence from FogHorn, we’ve created a fully-integrated edge and cloud solution that maximizes the insights gained from every IoT device. We think it’s a very powerful combination at exactly the right time.”

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Cloud IoT Core is a collection of services that assist companies with real-time analytics and insights on data from multiple sources across the world. The integrated services include Cloud Pub/Sub, Google BigQuery, Google Data Studio, and Cloud Machine Learning Engine.

FogHorn’s Lightning product offerings integrate edge intelligence as close to the sources of streaming sensor data as possible. It provides low latency for data processing, real-time analytics, AI and machine learning.  Together the two services hope to create a foundation for optimized asset distribution and in transportation, smart vehicles and cities, oil and gas, mining, energy and power and water.

“Our integration with Google Cloud harmonizes the workload and creates new efficiencies from the edge to the cloud across a range of dimensions,” said David King, CEO at FogHorn. “This approach simplifies the rollout of innovative, outcome-based IIoT initiatives to improve organizations’ competitive edge globally, and we are thrilled to bring this collaboration to market with Google Cloud.” The new joint solution will be demoed at Google Cloud Next this summer.

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