By WardQuarles-Oracle on Aug 18, 2015
By Denise Grills, Vice President JD Edwards Content and Communications Engineering
What do opera and the Internet of Things (IoT) have in common? Trick question, right?
Well, a recent trip with my husband to Opera Festival week in Santa Fe, New Mexico gave me a different way to explain how a newly released, powerful Oracle’s JD Edwards product, called the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator, actually works.
Although we have attended more than 40 operas in Santa Fe over the last 16 years, we find ourselves keen to learn more. We spent our mornings last week in a seminar studying the five operas presented each night.
One of our teachers, a well-known musicologist and flutist, reminded us to pay attention to the orchestra as well as the singers, costumes, and staging. One of the featured operas, Richard Strauss’ Salome (debuted in 1905), had an amazing 88-member orchestra playing elbow to elbow in the orchestra pit. Some of the instruments were available in their current design in Strauss’ time, and others have changed and evolved over the last 100 years. It is the job of the conductor to plan for, manage, and direct all these players, not to mention the singers and dancers on the stage. For this amazing feat conductors earn the title “Maestro.”
Thinking about the conductor’s role in “orchestration” led me to realize some similarities between my opera experience and our latest Oracle JD Edwards product, the aptly named JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator - a type of digital “Maestro.”
The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator pulls together all IoT devices and makes their output directly available to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. The JD Edwards applications “listen” to them, and eliminate costly, mundane, and error-prone manual input while supporting enterprise operations based on accurate, real-time data. Devices might measure temperature or moisture, but regardless of device type, the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator allows them to “sing” to JD Edwards applications. When the “music is heard” by the application for example that temperature or moisture levels have dropped to unacceptable levels on a food truck, a notification to the driver can be “orchestrated”. New devices can add the “drumbeat” indicating an ecological problem may be occurring as a result of leaking pipelines. The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator can also “play in harmony” with other products. New instruments may be invented or added at any time, but the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator won’t miss a beat.
Like the opera, the many movements of Internet of Things enabled devices need to be orchestrated for collecting, filtering, and analyzing, real-time data as it is being transmitted. Like the musical score, the “Maestros” provide analysis and guidance that eliminate costly manual processes and react to opportunities for audiences’ expected conclusions.
With the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator, JD Edwards has released game-changing software with an impact that is beginning to reverberate around the corporate offices of the world.
Never underestimate the power of music to illuminate a technical achievement.
For more information on the JD Edwards Internet of Things Orchestrator, go to our launch pad.
For more information on the Santa Fe Opera, go to www.santafeopera.org.