Talking IoT and Geo-Fencing at GOTO Berlin

Last week the GOTO developer conference was held for the fourth time in Berlin. As one of Europe’s fastest growing tech start-up hubs, Berlin is home to a vibrant community of developers which was well demonstrated by their representation in the speaker line-up and the conversations I had with them.

Solace was there to discuss with developers and architects the topic of real-time data movement across the distributed application and deployment architectures that are typical for most modern IT initiatives. It was encouraging to learn that many attendees were not just familiar with the role of message-oriented middleware, but are actually using it in their own projects. This brought an interesting dynamic to these conversations and enabled us to dig deeper into the challenges and constraints they were facing.

In our booth we demonstrated an IoT use-case using train-based sensors to identify track problems by aggregating readings from all trains in the system and analysing the resulting big data set in the cloud.Read the rest