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FogHorn Partners with Google Cloud to Deliver IIoT Solution

By Ken Briodagh March 22, 2018

In a recent release, FogHorn Systems, a developer of “edge intelligence” software for commercial and Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications, have announced a collaboration with Google Cloud IoT Core to simplify the deployment and maximize the business impact of IIoT applications.

The companies have teamed up to integrate FogHorn’s breakthrough Lightning edge analytics and machine learning platform with Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service that allows you to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from globally dispersed devices.

“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, 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.”

Cloud IoT Core is a set of integrated services designed to help unlock business insights in real time from data across globally dispersed devices. Device data captured by Cloud IoT Core gets published to Cloud Pub/Sub for downstream analytics. Businesses can conduct ad hoc analysis using Google BigQuery, easily run advanced analytics and apply machine learning with Cloud Machine Learning Engine, or visualize IoT data results with rich reports and dashboards in Google Data Studio.

FogHorn’s Lightning product portfolio embeds edge intelligence as close to the source of streaming sensor data as possible. By enabling data processing at or near the source of sensor data, FogHorn is designed to enrich and optimize data published to the cloud for further processing and analysis.

“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, 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.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

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