John Deere and Big Data


An interesting look at how much John Deere is focusing on sensors and the massive amount of data generated by them.

John Deere uses sensors added to their latest equipment to help farmers manage their fleet and to decrease downtime of their tractors as well as save on fuel. The information is combined with historical and real-time data regarding weather prediction, soil conditions, crop features and many other data sets. 

(Photo from Flickr user Dan Davison, Creative Commons License)