Salesforce wants to dominate Internet of Things, Benioff says in keynote
“With the Internet of Things, I’m more connected than ever,” Benioff told the crowd at the city’s Moscone Center, channeling a bit of Steve Jobs’ mojo as he acted as combination emcee and company cheerleader. “It’s truly a customer revolution.”
With services such as Salesforce IQ for Small Business and a new Internet of Things Cloud, whose launch partner is Microsoft, Benioff made clear his intent to drive new customers to Salesforce by promising real-time data analytics in a world where consumers expect personalized experiences from their favorite companies."
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How Salesforce went open source for its Thunder Internet of things cloud | ZDNet
"Thunder, the scalable processing engine behind Salesforce's Internet of things (IoT) Cloud, took about a year to complete and is powered by four open source platforms used for big data analytics.
Adam Bosworth, executive vice president at Salesforce, gave us an overview of how Thunder processes the data coming in from multiple devices and end points and then surfaces it in the Salesforce user interface.
To build Thunder, Bosworth's plan was to use proven open source technologies used for big data and allow Salesforce to be the user interface for the platform. By eliminating that user interface build--or last mile delivery issue--Salesforce could roll out Thunder faster. The four primary technologies behind Thunder include:
- Spark, a general engine for large-scale data processing that's designed to be faster than Hadoop and MapReduce.
- Storm, an open source distributed real-time computation system to process streams of data. Storm was initially contributed by Twitter.
- Kafka, an Apache project and a messaging broker that can handle megabytes of reads and writes per second. Kafka came out of LinkedIn.
- Cassandra, a highly scalable open source database that's deployed in enterprises such as Apple, Instagram and Netflix to name a few. Cassandra is known to outperform NoSQL.
- Heroku, Salesforce's platform-as-a-service."