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Getting Started with the Search REST API in SharePoint 2013 Preview

We have a brand new REST based API for interacting with Search in SharePoint 2013 Preview.  Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information out there yet on how to interact with it.  I have pieced together a couple of bits to help get you started.  If you are looking to bring Search into an HTML / JavaScript based application, you’ll be able to get started right away.  The first piece of the puzzle is putting together the right URL to access Search via REST.  To do this, we start with the server name and append /_api/search/query.  Just typing this into the browser will start giving you useful information.  For example:

http://server/_api/search/query

SearchRESTAPIDefault

If you look towards the bottom, you will see the Key SerializedQuery.  This actually shows you the parameters passed into the request.  It also provides you a hint as to what type of parameters you can pass to the REST interface.  The one that might immediately stand out is QueryText.  This is the actual search query.  Think of it as the equivalent of what you type into the search box.  There are a few other parameters that you can customize here as well such as the SummaryLength, MaxSnippetLength. and more.  Let’s try adding QueryText to our URL and passing in a value.

http://server/_api/search/query?querytext=SharePoint

SearchRESTAPIFailedQuery

It turns out the value always has to be enclosed in single quotes (‘) like this:

http://server/_api/search/query?querytext=’SharePoint’

Now, we get some results:

SearchRESTAPIResults

The search results themselves are included in the d:RelevantResults element.  It contains an element d:Table which has   Bare with me as I am going to post the XML for one of the results so that we can inspect it further.

<d:element m:type="SP.SimpleDataRow">

  <d:Cells>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Rank</d:Key>

      <d:Value>20.268159866333</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Double</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>DocId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>31</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>WorkId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>31</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Title</d:Key>

      <d:Value>Getting the most out of SharePoint Search</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Author</d:Key>

      <d:Value>Corey Roth;SharePoint Setup</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Size</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2425342</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Path</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared Documents/Getting the most out of SharePoint Search - SharePoint Saturday Denver.pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Description</d:Key>

      <d:Value>

        Template: Sam Moore; Silver Fox Productions, Inc.&#xD;

        Formatting:&#xD;

        Event Date: October 3-6th, 2011&#xD;

        Event Location: Anaheim, CA&#xD;

        Audience Type: Internal/External

      </d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Write</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2011-11-10T00:00:00.0000000</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.DateTime</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>CollapsingStatus</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>HitHighlightedSummary</d:Key>

      <d:Value xml:space="preserve">Passed all &lt;c0&gt;SharePoint&lt;/c0&gt; 2010 certification exams &lt;ddd/&gt; Introduce Search in &lt;c0&gt;SharePoint&lt;/c0&gt; Online &lt;ddd/&gt; The talk will be slides with quite a few demos of &lt;c0&gt;SharePoint&lt;/c0&gt; Online features &lt;ddd/&gt; </d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>HitHighlightedProperties</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>contentclass</d:Key>

      <d:Value>STS_ListItem_DocumentLibrary</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureThumbnailURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ServerRedirectedURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ServerRedirectedEmbedURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ServerRedirectedPreviewURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>FileExtension</d:Key>

      <d:Value>pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ContentTypeId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0x010100B1CF83A7F86DFC468C975FFF33126DFD</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ParentLink</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ViewsLifeTime</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ViewsRecent</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SectionNames</d:Key>

      <d:Value xml:space="preserve">Getting the most out of SharePoint Search&#xD;

;Getting the most out of SharePoint Search&#xD;

;Corey Roth&#xD;

About me&#xD;

;Key Theme&#xD;

;SharePoint is not a…&#xD;

;SharePoint is a…&#xD;

;Challenges with Search&#xD;

;Agenda&#xD;

;Key Takeaways&#xD;

;You have a choice…&#xD;

;What can search index?&#xD;

;Search in SharePoint&#xD;

;Components of Search&#xD;

;Finding things easier…&#xD;

;Improve search with queries&#xD;

;Built-in Managed Properties&#xD;

;Segmenting results with Scopes&#xD;

;Querying Search and Scopes&#xD;

;Provide more search options&#xD;

;Many options for displaying scopes&#xD;

</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SectionIndexes</d:Key>

      <d:Value>1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10;11;12;13;14;15;16;17;18;19;20</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SiteLogo</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SiteDescription</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>deeplinks</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>importance</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SiteName</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>IsDocument</d:Key>

      <d:Value>true</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Boolean</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>LastModifiedTime</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2011-11-10T00:00:00.0000000</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.DateTime</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>FileType</d:Key>

      <d:Value>pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>IsContainer</d:Key>

      <d:Value>false</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Boolean</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>WebTemplate</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SecondaryFileExtension</d:Key>

      <d:Value>pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>OriginalPath</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared Documents/Getting the most out of SharePoint Search - SharePoint Saturday Denver.pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>DisplayAuthor</d:Key>

      <d:Value>Corey Roth;SharePoint Setup</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Created</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2012-07-26T23:21:29.0000000</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.DateTime</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PeopleInMedia</d:Key>

      <d:Value></d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>MediaDuration</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureWidth</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureHeight</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>DefaultEncodingURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared%20Documents/Getting%20the%20most%20out%20of%20SharePoint%20Search%20-%20SharePoint%20Saturday%20Denver.pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ExternalMediaURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>UserEncodingURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Community_MembersCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Community_RepliesCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Community_TopicsCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ReplyCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>LikesCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_BestAnswerID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_Category</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_Post</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_LikesCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ListItemID</d:Key>

      <d:Value>6</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>FullPostBody</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PostAuthor</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RootPostOwnerID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RootPostID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>AttachmentType</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>AttachmentURI</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>MicroBlogType</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ModifiedBy</d:Key>

      <d:Value>

        Corey Roth

 

        SharePoint Setup

      </d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RootPostUniqueID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Tags</d:Key>

      <d:Value></d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ImageDateCreated</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ResultTypeIdList</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2;6</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PartitionId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0c37852b-34d0-418e-91c6-2ac25af4be5b</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Guid</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>UrlZone</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int32</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>AAMEnabledManagedProperties</d:Key>

      <d:Value>HierarchyUrl;OrgParentUrls;OrgUrls;OriginalPath;Path;recommendedfor;SitePath</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ResultTypeId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int32</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RenderTemplateId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_PowerPoint.js</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>piSearchResultId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>1_1</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

  </d:Cells>

</d:element>

As you can see, we now get a ton of information back from Search for a given search result.  Let me point out some of the more interesting values.  We have the usual values such as Title, Path, Author, Write (Modified Date), and HitHighlightedSummary.  However, we also get a ton of new information.  For images, you will get a PictureThumbnailUrl to allow you to easily show a thumbnail.  This particular result is a PowerPoint and search understands the individual sections inside it now which you will see in SectionNamesSiteName provides the site hosting the item.  Tags will provide any use of the Enterprise Keywords field.  You also get a heap of social information about the item as well such as how many likes.  Lastly, the RenderTemplateId tells you which template the result source is using to display it on the search results page.  This is just one example, but you can see we get a lot of useful information about the search.

Looking at the XML in the browser is a great way to get familiar with what the API has to offer.  When you are ready to start developing, it is very easy to take advantage of the REST API using JavaScript.  You can do this with the $.ajax() method in jQuery and pass in the URL you used in the browser.  You want to use the GET method and pass in a header telling it you want the results back as json.  They have a good example of how this works on code.msdn.microsoft.com.  Specifically, take a look at App.js in the example to see the code in action.  It’s pretty simple.

If you want to take advantage of the REST API from C# or another .NET language, that is another story though.  I haven’t been able to add a service reference for the REST API.  All of the server side code examples I have seen call the REST API using HttpWebRequest which requires no less than 60 lines of code or so.  I am hoping there is a better way but I haven’t seen one yet.  If you have had better luck be sure and let me know.

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Corey Roth, a SharePoint Server MVP, is a consultant at Hitachi Consulting specializing in SharePoint and Office 365 for clients in the energy sector. He has more than ten years of experience delivering solutions in the energy, travel, advertising and consumer electronics verticals.

Corey specializes in delivering ECM and search solutions to clients using SharePoint. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including Visual Studio 2013, Office 365, and SharePoint.

He is a member of the .NET Mafia (www.dotnetmafia.com) where he blogs about the latest technology and SharePoint. He is dedicated to the community and speaks regularly at user groups and SharePoint Saturdays.

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Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops using a visual drag-and-drop application – and eForms-buildi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch of Docker's initial release in March of 2013, interest was revved up several notches. Then late last...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.
CommVault has announced that top industry technology visionaries have joined its leadership team. The addition of leaders from companies such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Cisco, PwC and EMC signals the continuation of CommVault Next, the company's business transformation for sales, go-to-market strategies, pricing and packaging and technology innovation. The company also announced that it had realigned its structure to create business units to more directly match how customers evaluate, deploy, operate, and purchase technology.
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence.
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Pa...
Even as cloud and managed services grow increasingly central to business strategy and performance, challenges remain. The biggest sticking point for companies seeking to capitalize on the cloud is data security. Keeping data safe is an issue in any computing environment, and it has been a focus since the earliest days of the cloud revolution. Understandably so: a lot can go wrong when you allow valuable information to live outside the firewall. Recent revelations about government snooping, along with a steady stream of well-publicized data breaches, only add to the uncertainty
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
PubNub on Monday has announced that it is partnering with IBM to bring its sophisticated real-time data streaming and messaging capabilities to Bluemix, IBM’s cloud development platform. “Today’s app and connected devices require an always-on connection, but building a secure, scalable solution from the ground up is time consuming, resource intensive, and error-prone,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “PubNub enables web, mobile and IoT developers building apps on IBM Bluemix to quickly add scalable realtime functionality with minimal effort and cost.”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness, and in-car entertainment and this excitement will bleed into other areas. On the commercial side, m...