By Sthitaprajnya Panigrahi
Still an uncharted domain, edge computing is slowly emerging as a massive technical trend to work beyond the limitations of cloud computing networks. As per a recent study, companies investing in edge computing are expected to achieve a growth rate of more than 20 percent by 2022. Already familiar with cloud computing and its applications, Organizations are still on a conduit to understanding the concepts of edge computing.
How Is It Different From Cloud Computing?
Unlike cloud computing in which the data is transferred to a centralized location where it is processed and then sent back to the requester, in edge computing data processing happens at the source of the data. Dealing with a huge amount of data using cloud computing can negatively impact some of the real-time applications as the time required for data processing will proportionally increase along with it. On the contrary, edge computing mitigates these limitations providing easy access to the data. But contradicting some of the notions, edge computing cannot replace cloud computing completely as the processed data needs to be stored for future references. However, both can be implemented by the enterprises while dealing with a huge amount of data for data traffic reduction and easy data processing.
Advantages of Edge Computing:
Some of the major advantages of edge computing include:
Disadvantages of Edge Computing:
As companies are more willing to take advantage of edge computing, to optimize their networks for better reliable services and customer satisfaction, it is bound to play a more vital role in the upcoming days. Still, at an infantry level, edge computing needs more advancement in the framework to come out as one of the strongest platforms of data processing. With many challenges to mitigate, it is on a continuous path of scaling new heights. Offering numerous advantages over traditional forms of data management and network architecture, it has become one of the most sought after latest technology trends.