These are really exciting times, and for a good reason. PIWorld is a milestone for FogLAMP and a game changer for the whole Community involved in the development and implementation of IoT and IIoT projects. For the first time, industrial-grade solutions can combine decades of investments in existing infrastructure with new and innovative technologies.
Is Fog Computing another pointless renaming of well known technologies and IT infrastructures? Or is it a real new thing that Systems and Database Administrators should look at, study and embrace? The intent of this post is not to support one side or the other, but simply to instill a few thoughts that may turn handy in understanding where the IT market is going, and more specifically where MySQL can be a good fit in some of the new trends in technology.