Author: Robert Agar
The Internet of Things (IoT) has grown from an interesting concept to a paradigm that is changing the way individuals and businesses operate in the 21st Century. It is based on connecting IP-capable devices so they can communicate with each other in a variety of ways. They range from automated industrial assembly lines to smart appliances that promise to make life easier and more convenient for consumers.
A common aspect of all IoT implementations is that they make use of large amounts of data collected from network-connected devices. As with most data-centric applications, IoT systems rely on databases to store and process the accumulated information that drives them. MySQL is a valid choice in database platforms when you are designing a system that interacts with the IoT.