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Google To Unveil IoT Software

Google is rarely quiet about anything it does, but the company has snuck into the leading ranks of Big Data, even surpassing Apple thanks to its sophisticated algorithms and new data storage technologies.

But next week, Google is expected to unleash its latest Big Data initiative, and it’s likely to make a splash in the market. According to reports by The Information published Thursday (May 21), the company is developing its own IoT operating system, codenamed Brillo, and will likely announce the new software at the Google I/O conference.

Details of the new tool are scarce, though reports said it will be released under the Android name. Unnamed sources said the system is being built to run on low-power devices like smartphones, and may use as few as 64 or 32 megabytes of RAM. Reports said the OS could be the gateway for connecting “smart” machines and devices to the IoT.

Google has made significant moves in its Big Data services lately. Last month the company rolled out an update to its Google Cloud Dataflow service, a tool for businesses to analyze their data in real-time. The tool sees Google configuring software and setting up infrastructure for companies that use the service.

But the company has significant competition if it wants to secure the lead in the Internet of Things. Rivals include software giants like SAP as well as technology peers like Apple and Facebook. While experts are still not entirely clear on how the IoT revolution will pan out for businesses and consumers, it is clear that corporations are working to jump in early on the game.

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