In this post we will dive a bit deeper into the technology of the waylay platform and explain why waylay is the ultimate rules engine for IoT. Let’s start by reviewing the importance of rules engines for IoT, and specific challenges that IoT imposes on them.
Much of the power of IoT stems from the fact it allows us to take more accurate decisions in real-time. This enables use cases for notification, automation and predictive maintenance, provided one has the tools to react in real-time on real-time data. An advanced rules engine can fulfil that role by ingesting real-time data, reasoning on those data and invoking automated actions based on the result of that reasoning process.