Microsoft Power BI Visualizes Temboo's IoT Data Streaming
The companies team up to translate Internet of things sensor data into real-time dashboards for businesses.Microsoft and Temboo, a New York-based Internet of things (IoT) programming specialist, have teamed to help businesses keep an eye on their IoT sensors. Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-based business intelligence platform, supports the Temboo Streaming service, which dynamically generates the code required to link sensor data to cloud services. Now, in addition to analyzing business metrics, enterprises can use Power BI's real-time visualization capabilities to monitor their IoT deployments and extract insights. "We increasingly live in a world in which everything emits data, presenting new and exciting opportunities for those who can harness it," said James Phillips, corporate vice president of Microsoft Power BI, in a statement. "Temboo Platform users can now stream data directly into Microsoft Power BI where it can be visualized and monitored in real-time, and analyzed using rich visual and natural language exploration capabilities." In a company blog post, the Power BI team at Microsoft explained that cloud-based code virtualization technology that powers the Temboo platform "automatically generates production ready code across multiple programming languages for software and hardware developers." That capability not only streamlines the process of incorporating IoT data into an organization's cloud-enhanced IT environment, but also enables developers to get a leg up on their IoT applications.
"You can easily connect your hardware to the internet using the auto-generated code and copy/pasting into your IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)," wrote the group. "Once connected, Temboo's platform allows you to perform more than 2,000 actions with your device."