SensorsSensors are devices that detect physical phenomena such as light and sound and turn it into streams of data. For example, video of a street corner or temperature readings from a part in a machine.
CalculationsData that is calculated from other data. For example, an algorithm that calculates a risk estimate for an investment based on market data.
PredictionsAlgorithms and artificial intelligence that attempt to predict the future. For example, a robot that attempts to predict the near future direction of pedestrians as it walks down the street.Automated tasks that create data such as events, controls or commands. For example, a manufacturing control system may issue commands to a conveyor belt and create a status log.
MetadataData about other data such as a timestamp that is added to event data.
Decisions & InterpretationsMachine decisions such as an algorithm that decides to approve a customer's application for credit.
TransactionsMachines may generate transactions that have commercial and legal significance for the organization that owns the machine. For example, a machine may decide to execute a stock trade for a financial institution based on rules in an algorithm.
|Overview: Machine Data|
Data that is generated by machines without human involvement.