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What role will Java play in the future of Big Data and IoT?

Jane Reyes
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Java’s not going anywhere, no doubt about that. But why are people choosing to use Java? And what sort of role will it play in the future development of Big Data and IoT? In this article, Jane Reyes explores the relationship between this old favorite of a programming language and the newest tech in the field.

It’s cliché to talk about how quick the technology evolves. Java has been around for more than two decades and it is probably considered as one of the most “love to hate” technologies out there. If we look across the spectrum of programming languages, databases, and operating systems, little has changed over the past few years. Although there are many reasons not to like Java, software programmers still turn to it as they find lots of good reasons to learn it.

Why do people choose Java?

There are many reasons why people choose Java. Let’s go over a few of the most common:

  • Simplicity: Java offers quite an easy experience for developers as well as end users. This has been consistently viewed as one of Java’s biggest advantages, especially when compared with other software design languages. Java has removed the significance of pointers and changed the difficulty of multiple traditions in C++ an unassuming structure popularly known as the interface.
  • Portability: Java is capable of running anytime/anywhere. The application advanced with the help of the language could be run on any software and hardware platform.
  • Allocation: Java has a feature of stack provision system which helps the statistics to re-establish quickly. Unlike other web development languages, Java has the potential of automatic trash gathering and memory distribution.
  • Distributiveness: The platform has a great networking competence. This means interacting on Java is informal; writing networking programs senses like receiving and sending files.
  • Extremely secure: Java is recognized for its security standards and safe programming. The Java development companies could download any folder with non-trusted programs and then the application can use these non-secure codes in a safe and secure way.

SEE MORE: IoT will only ever be as secure as its application code

Java’s role in Big Data and IoT

Over a past few years, Big Data and IoT have only been buzzwords in the corporate environment.  Whereas the concept has existed much longer than that, it’s just that we weren’t aware of the terms. The newly-introduced terms are evolving at a faster pace and can mean different things to different people. For example, many of you think that big data is any voluminous amount of structured data that can be used, mined, or better understood for information or intentional use.

If we talk about the relationship between big data and IoT then: “IoT is the senses, Big Data is the fuel, and Artificial Intelligence is the brain to realize the future of a smart connected world.”

Millions of devices getting connected result in the internet of things triggering a massive inflow of big data. Existing big data technologies require being augmented in order to effectively store, manage and extract value from continuous streams of sensor data. Basically, as the amount of data we produce continues to rise, the need to analyze it will only continue to increase as well. As a result, Java development is expected to be the foreseeable future of big data and Internet of Things.

Great collection of open source libraries

With its roots deeply ingrained in open-source communities, companies and foundations like Apache, Google, and other popular industry giants have succeeded in contributing their vast libraries of code and information. With the amount of readily available code, the Internet of Things will be needed.

SEE MORE: The role of Java in IoT

Java is and will remain everywhere

Although Java is already on desktop, mobile, tablet, PC and Mac, the number of people who wish to learn how to program in Java is (still) increasing. The abundance of information and thirst of learning is something that makes a lot of organizations prefer to choose Java development over any other platform.

Last but not least, Java developers who appreciate technological changes shouldn’t worry either — the tried and trusted language of Java will always have a place of honor in their toolkits.




Jane Reyes

Jane Reyes is a freelance writer and editor. In order to explore her knowledge of Magento and jQuery, she is currently working with eTatvaSoft, a prominent Magento development company which aims to provide high-end solutions to its clients.

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