Bluetooth is the oldest and most widely used short-range wireless technology today. With billions of chips sold during its 20-plus years of existence, Bluetooth is found in an impressive array of other products. Now with the addition of its new mesh option, Bluetooth is ready to continue its dominance of the short-range space.
Dead, dead, dead — secret, stovepipe, proprietary.
I’ve argued for a while now that we’re at or near a data tipping point beyond which lies a new world where companies analyze many fundamentally new types of data in real-time and use it to make business decisions that were previously impossible.
But after all tipping points, there are winners and losers. I believe in this case, the winners will share one really important quality: a deliberate choice in favor of leveraging open source technologies at the heart of their modern data architecture.