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Terbine Metadata Specification
Essentially a metadata spec for sensor information from the Internet of Things. Savvy comments welcomed. Terbine generates indices from metadata, thus the actual datasets and streams do not need to be parsed once the metadata is generated. This schema also allows data to remain within the repositories of the organizations generating them, and only accessed when needed.
Terbine API Overview
Given that the majority of submissions, queries and retrievals to/from Terbine are from machines and processes (vs. human operators), the API provides a ready access medium. Comments are encouraged. Terbine and partners are writing Ingestion Adapters using the API set, to tie into leading IoT and analytics platforms and other sources/sinks for sensor data.