City Data Exchange and Edge Analytics: A case for an Open Stack


June 19, 2018


Bharadwaj Amrutur


Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (IISc Bangalore)


The Indian government is attempting an ambitious aspirational move to “smarten” India’s cities. We do a deep dive analysis of a recent RFP for the same, which has been put out by the city of Agra. From this we extract the contours of a generic, but foundational core – which is a data exchange and edge analytics layer – which we believe should be developed as an open stack. We delve into some details of how such a stack might look – with some examples from an ongoing reference implementation and point out to some interesting technology/research challenges.