Teradata and Cisco collaborate on city IoT analytics

Teradata and Cisco collaborate on city IoT analytics
Teradata and Cisco will collaborate to help cities manage smart city data.
Published: 7 March 2018 - 2:07 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Teradata and Cisco will collaborate on an IoT digital transformation solution for smart cities.

The partnership will combine Cisco's IoT platform, Cisco Kinetic for Cities, with the Teradata Analytics Platform, to create an integrated data exchange for city data from IoT sensors.

The Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform has been designed to collect, aggregate and normalize real-time data securely across city networks, while the Teradata platform provides smart data management, such as analytics, persistent data lifecycle management and data enrichment.

The combined platform is intended to provide powerful tools that cities need to improve efficiency, enhance public safety, deliver better citizen services and create new revenue streams.

The solution will allow city management to collect, aggregate and normalize information from disparate and siloed city applications. The data can then be combined with other data sources, such as data from payment systems, citizen sentiment and analytic applications, and then the Teradata platform will provide a prescriptive and predictive analytic layer on top, with visualization, to empower city decision makers.

"Far too many cities do not fully recognize the value of their data," said Anil Menon, Global President for Smart+Connected Communities at Cisco. "With the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, we aim to help cities think holistically about their city infrastructure investments and the value of the data captured by their connected assets, such as traffic cameras, parking meters and environmental sensors. Once data is aggregated, customers using Teradata's analytics can leverage the resulting contextualized information to guide planning, monetization and broader economic development efforts that keep cities liveable, sustainable and resilient."

"Data is the foundation of value creation in today's digitally enabled society," said Stephen Brobst, Chief Technology Officer at Teradata. "Cities are currently undergoing a seismic shift in thinking to recognize that their data has real value that can enable new services and capabilities to better serve their citizens and visitors. Accomplishing this requires that smart cities tap into a comprehensive and robust analytics ecosystem. Cisco and Teradata platforms are cornerstones of such an ecosystem, which can empower city managers to make better, data-driven decisions."

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