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  • August 12, 2016

Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 Release Announcement

We are pleased to announce new enhancements that have
recently been added to the Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service. Customers
will shortly see their instances upgraded to the Oracle Internet of Things
Cloud Service 16.3.3 release. This release includes a number of new
functionalities, enhancements and performance improvements.

Oracle IoT Cloud Service Applications 

The Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service platform now
offers SaaS-style applications that are included with the
platform and immediately runnable. Oracle Internet of Things Cloud 16.3.3
introduces the Asset Monitoring Application, which is the first in the series
of built-in applications that will be offered with the Oracle Internet of Things
Cloud Service. This application  enables users working with both fixed and movable
assets to perform tasks such as rapidly locating available assets for a job,
assessing the health of their assets, and reviewing asset specifications while
in the field or office. 

Spatial Analytics and Geo-fences

Starting with the new release, users can analyze device
streams containing geo-location data and determine how events relate to
pre-defined geo-fences. For instance, users can create geo-fences, which are
defined as polygons on a map, and create rules that trigger events if a device
enters, exits or is near a geo-fence. More information about this feature is available here.

Improved Stream Explorations Editor

The Stream Explorations Editor provides an
intuitive visual interface for interrogation of device data streams and enables
simple creation of advanced real-time stream analytics applications without
writing any code. Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 now includes
advanced editing capabilities such as an expressions editor for dynamically
computed fields, a business rules editor for adding conditional logic and a
range of built-in patterns that provide logic templates for common use cases.
More information about this feature is available here.

MQTT Protocol Support for Device Data Ingestion

MQTT, an ISO standard (ISO/IEC PRF 20922), is a
lightweight messaging protocol for device to cloud communication. It is based
on the publish-subscribe model making it ideal for applications that are
sensitive to communication latency and unreliable networks. Oracle Internet of
Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 introduces support for ingesting data directly over
the MQTT protocol (secure MQTT only) from devices and gateways using an MQTT
bridge. This new protocol support does not introduce any additional client-side
API changes. Existing device applications can switch over to using MQTT by
following a set of configuration steps to provision the device to use MQTT as
transport instead of HTTP. More information on how to set up MQTT support is available here.

Built-in integration with Oracle Storage Cloud Service

Oracle Storage Cloud Service offers secure and scalable, low
cost, object storage solution for storing and accessing data from any
environment connected to the Internet. Streaming device data can now be
automatically stored in Storage Cloud Service (separate subscription required)
with a few clicks. In addition to this being long-term data storage, it enables
easy integration with Oracle PaaS such as Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data
Discovery Cloud Service. More information about this feature is available here.

And Many Other Minor Enhancements

Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3
introduces many more enhancements such as an improved navigation menu in the
management console, improved message ingestion throughput, and improved
documentation, among others. New features introduced with every release are
documented at http://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/iot/IOTWN/toc.htm.


 For more information on Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service visit https://cloud.oracle.com/iot.

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