Cumulocity IoT Jan 2022 update

The latest release of Cumulocity IoT, version 10.11, is now available - and it’s all about making IoT easier… Easier to deploy, easier to configure and maintain, easier to build upon, and easier to stay informed!

New OEE application

Modern Smart Equipment Makers (SEM) strive to offer digital value-adding services in addition to the physical equipment they sell. This enables them to create new business models and revenue streams such as selling the equipment as a service, optimizing efficiency and reducing service costs.

The new Cumulocity IoT OEE application supports SEMs by helping them to measure equipment utilization, effectiveness and quality by using the industry-standard OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) metric.

The OEE application is a lightweight, inexpensive addition to Cumulocity IoT developed in conjunction with Software AG partner ADAMOS. It offers consistent OEE calculations on the machine, line and site levels and integrates with production schedules and existing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).​​​​​​​

The application is offered free of charge, however its usage may increase the device class of connected devices. This is an exciting, major new addition to the Cumulocity IoT platform that greatly strengthens the value of Cumulocity IoT to the manufacturing industry.


View Microsoft Power BI reports directly within Cumulocity IoT

Business Intelligence (BI) tools like Microsoft Power BI can be indispensable for further analyzing the data offloaded by Cumulocity IoT DataHub to your data lake. You can now embed Microsoft Power BI reports within Cumulocity IoT DataHub, giving you one environment for both offloading your data and viewing reports running against that data.

Rock-solid security, confirmed by experts

Cumulocity IoT takes security as seriously as our customers do. In order to demonstrate this, Cumulocity IoT has worked with independent security experts to undertake a SOC 3 Security and Availability audit on the cloud platform. This report helps you to understand the Cumulocity IoT controls established to support operations and compliance.


Device integration & management made easier

Device connectivity and administration are essential to all IoT customers and in this release, Cumulocity IoT has taken your feedback and worked hard to make managing your devices easier than ever.

For example, for groups, you can now see the group information along with the sub-assets in one view making it easier to navigate groups and organize devices.

A number of performance improvements have been added, optimizing the communication between the OPC UA gateway and the platform backend and improving availability checks to reduce the load on the Sigfox platform.

Previewing the new, more robust, notification API

A brand-new notification API has been introduced that aims to deliver a more robust quality of service and an improved user experience. The new notification API allows you to subscribe to notifications for a specific managed object and to filter based on fragments enabling more efficient and performant API requests.

In this release, you can preview the notification API in the eu-latest environment, and Data Broker has been updated to use it in that environment. The new API will be rolled out to other environments in future releases.

Machine Learning model fine-tuning, at your fingertips

Making use of Machine Learning models in your IoT solution can be an essential way to analyze the incoming data against models trained and tuned against your environment. The results can predict future behavior and influence remedial actions, such as machine maintenance, as well as analyzing device data performing anomaly detection or for quality and correctness purposes.

New in this release, unsupervised learning provides all the hyper-parameter options for anomaly detection while training isolation forests and one-class SVM models in a handy right-hand interface. There is now no need to deep-dive in the code to tweak your parameters!

Cross-validation accuracy in the training tasks for supervised learning is facilitated with the help of a performance table.

Recurrent neural network (RNN) layers are added in the Neural Network Designer and to minimize development time, model training tasks can be interrupted before finishing.

To tighten the security of the platform and avoid issues related to privilege escalation, mandatory global Machine Learning user roles are introduced, resulting in role-based access for those with permission. In addition, overall log patterns and log statements of the Machine Learning Engine microservices have been improved and all errors are shown in the form of alerts for better diagnostic capabilities.

Edge administration made easier, directly from the UI

This Cumulocity IoT Edge release adds further Edge-specific configuration options to the Administration application of the management tenant, support for remote upgrades as well as multiple usability and stability improvements.

The new Edge-specific configurations include the ability to change the Edge domain name and the product license as well as allowing renewing SSL certificates via the Administration application. Furthermore, you can now restart the Edge VM via either the UI or API, and you can also use the UI to configure the Edge VM disk size, NTP settings and microservice hosting. You can alternatively use REST APIs to automate adjusting these options.

Starting with Cumulocity IoT Edge 10.9, you can easily upgrade the platform by using the Administration application and the 10.11 upgrade package. And now with this latest version, you can upgrade Cumulocity IoT Edge devices remotely by connecting the Edge device to another Cumulocity IoT tenant.

Introducing for lightweight, smart, connected devices

Devices are becoming smarter, but often find their capabilities restricted by hardware technical, environmental, and financial constraints. But there is frequently the need to run connectivity, device management, and advanced analytics directly on them without moving all the captured data to a larger machine or indeed the cloud. brings a cloud-agnostic framework for developing lightweight, smart and securely connected devices.

You can now follow tutorials to connect your thin-edge devices to Cumulocity IoT where your devices can be remotely managed. In addition, there are samples available in the examples GitHub repository showing how you can use Apama Streaming Analytics to execute real-time analytics on the thin-edge device for use cases such as dealing with limited connection bandwidth.

Many other new additions

This release of Cumulocity IoT contains numerous other additions, updates and fixes. Far too many to mention here. You can refer to the Cumulocity IoT 10.11 release notes for the full details on everything included in this release.

Get started!

Have questions about Cumulocity IoT 10.11? Check out the full release notes or contact your Software AG representative.

Need help with your next IoT project? Check out Cumulocity IoT QuickStart.