Send sensor data to the cloud: There are sensors all around—in our homes, smart phones, automobiles, city infrastructure, and industrial equipment. Sensors detect and measure information on all sorts of things like temperature, humidity, and pressure. And they communicate that data in some form, such as a numerical value or electrical signal.

Analyze and visualize your data: Storing data in the cloud provides easy access to your data. Using online analytical tools, you can explore and visualize data. You can discover relationships, patterns, and trends in data. You can calculate new data. And you can visualize it in plots, charts, and gauges.

Trigger a reaction: Acting on data could be something as simple receiving a tweet when the temperature you are measuring goes above 70° F. Or you could set up a more intricate action such as turning on a motor when the water level in your water tank drops below a specified limit. You can even remotely control devices, such as battery-operated door locks, using the TalkBack app.

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