Every assignment is a new challenge that ignites my passion to further extend my knowledge. The project offered by OrangeNXT has undeniably helped me grow professionally and personally. Throughout the process, research allowed me to explore technologies I was not familiar with in the beginning, such as IoT and Big Data.
My project aimed to investigate how conNXT can be extended with a software component that aggregates real-time data received from devices in a flexible manner. There is a lot of sensor data coming from different machines that are monitored with the help of conNXT solution. Based on this data, assets can be managed remotely, and predictions can be made. The problem the company was facing initially was that it did not have a reusable and flexible way to aggregate this data, which needs to be mapped into charts and dashboards.
Therefore, I started my project by investigating what can be done in this regard. Some of the solutions found were based on Apache products, such as Druid analytical database. However, since OrangeNXT is heavily engaged with Microsoft, we decided to use Azure Time Series Insights service. TSI is built to store, visualize, and query large amounts of telemetry data. The main advantage of this service is that it is specifically constructed for Internet of Things implementations, thus being a very good solution for the company. In short, Time Series Insights plays the role of stream processor, data store and reporting tool, making it a great fit for the assignment case.
I would like to thank Samuel van Egmond for offering me the chance to have my graduation project at OrangeNXT. This has been my dream since my last internship at ICT Group. His invaluable support helped me research and implement relevant solutions for the assignment case. It was a pleasure for me to be part of his amazing team and to learn so much from him. His constant involvement in the process made my time at OrangeNXT even more wonderful.
The project was a great chance for me to work with new technologies I always wanted to explore. I am very enthusiastic about researching latest topics and gathering knowledge in diverse spheres of interests for the ever-evolving IT landscape. One of the best parts was that I went through all phases of a project, from research to testing implementation options.
Thank you everyone so much for making this experience so memorable for me!
P.S: On a personal note, I would recommend any student an internship at OrangeNXT!