IoT Cloud is a platform from Salesforce.com that is designed to store and process Internet of Things (IoT) data. The IoT Cloud is powered by Thunder, which Salesforce.com describes as a "massively scalable real-time event processing engine." The platform is built to take in the massive volumes of data generated by devices, sensors, websites, applications, customers and partners and initate actions for real-time responses. For example, wind turbines could adjust their behavior based on current weather data; airline passengers whose connecting flights are delayed or cancelled could be rebooked before the planes they are on have landed.
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In another context, IoT Cloud can provide business users with much a much more comprehensive and integrated perspective on customers, without requiring technical expertise or the services of a data analyst. The platform can take in billions of events a day and users can build rules that specify events to act on and what actions to take. IoT cloud is data format- and product-agnostic; output connectors allow communication with Salesforce clouds or third-party services.
Salesforce.com is a San Francisco-based customer relationship management (CRM) and social enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider. The company launched IoT Cloud in the fall of 2015, at its annual Dreamforce user conference.
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