Siemens Low Code, Data Hub, for industrial IoT

  • September 16, 2020
  • William Payne

Siemens has expanded its low code Mendix platform to industrial IoT and edge computing. Industrial users can now build industrial edge applications using the Mendix low code environment. The new Mendix for Industrial Edge also combines with the new Mendix Data Hub, which provides low code data integration.

According to Siemens, the Mendix platform extends the company’s Xcelerator portfolio. The company says the environment allows apps to be built and data shared from any location, on any device, and on any cloud or platform. Mendix allows Xcelerator to accelerate the pace of digital transformation.

“Our vision at Mendix is not only to offer our customers a technology to let them develop applications faster and more efficiently, but to also extend Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio to help realise unprecedented scalability and flexibility for our customers,” said Derek Roos, Mendix CEO. “As part of Siemens, we are expanding the Mendix platform to help provide value to our industrial customers by enabling them to get value from their data, be that on a factory floor, across systems of record, or in a field service context.”

Siemens says that the Mendix low-code platform is designed to simplify IoT application development. It argues that it expands the talent pool for IoT development, reducing dependence on IT intervention.

According to Siemens, business developers, domain engineers and plant operations staff can create apps for Siemens Industrial Edge without programming skills.

Mendix for Industrial Edge and Xcelerator are designed to be combined with Siemens’ industrial IoT platform MindSphere.

The Mendix Data Hub is designed to help the discovery and use of data from across the enterprise in software development and business intelligence.

Initially, the Mendix Data Hub will connect to the most common industrial data sources, such as Teamcenter software and SAP, with future releases expanding support for other common data services and databases, and industry-specific applications. The Mendix Data Hub can also be extended by eQ’s eQube Data-as-a-Service, as part of a newly expanded partnership between Siemens and eQ Technologic. This provides a set of over 60 smart connectors for industrial data and system integration.