IoT is complimentary to SCADA and DCS. Information generated from SCADA systems acts as one of the data sources for IoT. SCADA’s focus is on monitoring and control. IoT’s focus is firmly on analyzing machine data to improve your productivity and impact your top line.
IoT begins where SCADA, DCS end.
Metadata driven architecture. You can connect anything: machines, vehicles, bar code readers, solar panels, weather stations and have the ability to process data across all these sources together.
The ability to do real time complex stream processing of data from multiple sources .
The ability to analyze large amounts of machine data. The ability to apply modern supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms to predict outcomes.( machine learning)
Built with the cloud in mind and provides flexible, affordable pay-as-you go plans. Systems that provide the ability go go private when the situation demands.SCADA does not.