Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the manufacturing sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising advanced computing startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Advanced Computing Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 95 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Nebbiolo Technologies – Fog Computing
Fog computing allows manufacturers to utilize cloud-like capabilities without the disadvantages of cloud computing. A large distance between the cloud and client devices leads to high latency and potential downtimes. Fog computing acts as a layer between the cloud and the hardware to reduce the latency in hybrid cloud scenarios. This enables better interconnectivity and maximizes network bandwidth utilization as well.
Nebbio Technologies, a USA-based startup, develops fogNode, offering cloud-like capabilities for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The nodes provide horizontally scalable and virtualized networking, computing, and storage. Together with data management and analytics, this enables greater control, security, and efficient device consolidation at the edge for manufacturing facilities.
EDJX – Edge-as-a-Sevice (EaaS)
Edge computing brings data computation and data storage closer to the source of data instead of a centralized remote cloud. This reduces latency, increases bandwidth and simplifies maintenance while it allows industrial manufacturing companies to expand their computing capacity by combining devices with edge data centers at lower costs.
The USA-based startup EDJX, provides object storage, serverless, and edge services, resulting in zero infrastructure to manage. The company develops hardened and secure nodes suited for industrial environments with low latency. Tamper-proof form factors without any configuration requirements ensure durability and ease in installation.
IOTech – Edge-as-a-Platform (EaaP)
Due to the potential for scaling up edge computing adoption, there is a need for software that adapts to this new infrastructure. Edge computing is also used as a platform to provide the required software and drivers for Internet of Things (IoT) ready devices in manufacturing environments. This assists in reducing development and deployment effort thanks to ready-to-use solutions.
British startup IOTech, develops the Edge XRT, an IoT edge computing platform for industrial applications. Edge XRT is integrated into multiple endpoints with a small memory footprint and performs real-time predictive execution. The solution is compatible with legacy hardware and operating systems enabling adoption and scalability.
Crave Industry – IoT Cloud Platform
The increasing adoption of the IIoT poses challenges in the storage, management, and usability of data collected during manufacturing processes. Using cloud computing, data is capable of being stored and processed on remote servers, freeing up memory and computing capacity of local systems. Furthermore, utilizing IoT cloud servers for manufacturing also boosts efficiency, provides better security and options for scalability.
Crave Industry, based in Brazil, develops a cloud-based platform that provides real-time insights and predictions for manufacturing companies. The startup collects data through various IIoT devices on the factory floor and contextualizes them to the manufacturing process. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), the data is refined and processed into dashboards and reports. This enables management to focus on production leaving the data storage and computing to the cloud.
Biznet Gio Cloud – Hybrid Computing
Hybrid cloud computing implies mixed computing made up of on-site infrastructure, private clouds, and public clouds with connectivity among them. This overcomes the limitations of security in public clouds and improves the scalability of private clouds. Further, it eases digital business transformation for manufacturing and also connects existing systems running on traditional architectures that might not be suited for cloud architecture.
The Indonesia-based startup Biznet GioCloud creates a 3-tier data center and cloud architecture that allows businesses to integrate with a multi-cloud environment. The Gio Public and Gio Private Cloud provide adaptive and secure solutions for the manufacturing and other industries. The infrastructure merges existing on-premise environments with remote clouds and provides sustainability through hybrid cloud strategy.
What About The Other 90 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 advanced computing startups showcased above are promising examples out of 95 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.