Enabling Internet of Things through Sensor Cloud: A Review

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Jyotsna Verma


With the inception of the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless technology found a new outlook where the physical objects can interact with each other and can sense the environment. The IoT has found its way in the real world and has connected billions of devices throughout the world. However, its limitations, such as limited processing capability, storage capability, security and privacy issues, and energy constraints prevent the IoT system to be properly utilized by the real-world applications. Hence, the integration of IoT with various emerging technologies like big data, software defined networks, machine learning, fog computing, sensor cloud, etc., will make the IoT system a more powerful technology. The sensor cloud provides an open, secure, flexible, large storage and a computational capable infrastructure which makes the ensemble architecture of IoT and sensor cloud more efficient. An extensive review of the IoT system enabled sensor cloud is presented in the paper, and with this context, the paper attempts to summarize the sensor cloud infrastructure along with its challenges. In addition, the paper presents the possible integrated architecture of the IoT and the sensor cloud which enables the network to be properly utilized. Further, the importance of integrating these two promising technologies and research challenges associated with it is also identified. Finally, the paper analyses and discusses the motivation behind the ensemble system along with future research direction.

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