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Product News : Mendix 7 Provides IoT Connectors
on 2016/6/14 7:43:10 (737 reads)
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Mendix today unveiled Mendix 7, a major release that enables rapid development of next-generation Smart Apps. Leveraging the Mendix open platform ecosystem, Mendix 7 provides drag-and-drop connectors to best-in-class IoT, big data and machine learning platforms and services. Additional highlights include a web modeler that opens up the platform to a wider audience, a connector kit enabling easy integration, and automated testing and performance monitoring capabilities to manage digital innovation at scale.

Emerging trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and machine learning promise to reshape entire industries and business as we know it. However, due to the complexity and technical expertise currently required to leverage these technologies, most organizations haven’t even scratched the surface in terms of unlocking their full potential.

Mendix 7 provides the fastest and easiest way to build Smart Apps that improve operations, deliver differentiated services and create new business models. Leveraging Mendix’s open platform ecosystem, the release provides drag-and-drop connectors to best-in-class IoT, big data and machine learning platforms and services. Without writing any code, developers can seamlessly leverage these component services to make connected things and insights actionable, delivering new experiences for customers, partners and employees.

Specifically, Mendix 7 enables out-of-the box connectivity to:
* AWS IoT – a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices
* AWS Machine Learning – a service that guides users through the process of creating machine learning models without having to learn complex ML algorithms and technology
* IBM Watson:
** AlchemyVision – an API that can analyze an image and return the objects, people and text found within the image
** Concept Insights – a set of services for performing content recommendation and exploration
** Text to Speech – a REST API to synthesize speech audio from an input of plain text
** Visual Recognition – a service allowing users to understand the contents of an image or video frame
** Dialog – a service enabling developers to automate branching conversations between a user and an application
* LoRaWAN – Low Power Wide Area Network with features to support low-cost, mobile, secure bi-directional communication for IoT, M2M and industrial applications
* MQTT – a lightweight messaging protocol for small sensors and mobile devices, optimized for high-latency or unreliable networks

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