IBM, presented a new open source development tool or building software named Quarks, which is expected to enable makers and programmers develop proficient applications based on Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data.
IBM Introduces Quarks Open Source Building Software to Create IoT Apps
Basically, Quarks is based on the IBM Streams product, a trademarked initiative tool for doling out huge amounts of live data, but it’s been premeditated from the ground up to offer programmers and manufacturers an open source tool for building applications. The notion is to offer a way to take benefit of live data coming off the devices in an easy and efficient way.
Each of these circumstances and many more like them include monitoring data at the sensor level, then accessing and communicating that data in real time to people who might need information instantly. For instance, when a sensor on a miner’s safety helmet signals an unsafe condition, they need to know about it immediately. There can’t be a delay while the device communicates to a larger enterprise database and compares it with other data.
Researchers could witness how a group of people respond to a treatment procedure over time, or the patient’s doctor could get information on a regular basis to trace a patient’s overall health, in a medical device situation.
Quarks is just in its initial stages, but IBM anticipates to build a community of involved companies and programmers. The company’s aim is that over time this open source community will understand and that this development tool becomes a standard way of creating application for this type of IoT scenario.
IBM is emancipating Quarks as part of a wider strategy to seize a piece of business. It is worth mentioning that IBM has already submitted a tender to the Apache Foundation for Quarks to be an incubation project, though time will prove if this specific open source tool will catch on or not.