Edge Computing Set for Major Growth: Frost & Sullivan

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Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the Global Edge Analytics Market, Forecast to 2025, finds that dissatisfaction with Big Data Analytics (BDA) is increasing the uptake of edge analytics solutions across industry verticals. The study examines the key competitors in the edge analytics software market, revenue forecast analysis by region and industry vertical, and much more. Demand for machine intelligence (MI) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications at the edge is driving the market adoption of edge analytics. By 2025, the global edge analytics software market is estimated to witness nearly five-fold growth, garnering a revenue of USD 1.18 billion from USD 254.8 million in 2020.

“Businesses recognize data as a valuable asset, which they can leverage to create a competitive advantage, operational efficiencies, new revenue opportunities, customer satisfaction, and even industry disruption,” said Anisha Vinny, program manager for information & communication technologies at Frost & Sullivan. “Approximately 51% of business leaders surveyed by Frost & Sullivan claimed that investigating and utilizing data is a top business priority. Cost reduction is cited as a strategic priority by 78% of business leaders, while 72% are willing to invest in technologies that could reduce spending.”

Vinny added: “By 2025, the North America and Latin America (NALA) region, led by the United States, will be a key adopter of edge analytics solutions, accounting for 59.3% of the total market revenue. Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region is the second-largest revenue contributor in the market, followed by Asia-Pacific. In terms of industry verticals, the manufacturing sector leads the way, followed by energy and logistics.”

To capitalize on the immense growth prospects, market participants should focus on the following industry verticals:

Manufacturing: Predictive analytics, primarily predictive maintenance, is a critical use case in the manufacturing sector. Discrete manufacturing in the automotive and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors is a major revenue contributor in the United States and EMEA.
Energy: Edge analytics data can be utilized to make needed adjustments to optimize energy production. EMEA is the leading contributor to edge analytics software in this sector. While India is witnessing growth in government investment in edge analytics for renewable energy (mainly solar), green buildings are driving adoption in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Logistics: Growing investment in autonomous vehicles in the transport sector impacts investment in autonomous robots on the factory floor. The use of edge analytics to automate and track the movement of raw materials and goods on the factory floor is expected to grow over the forecast period.

Srihari Daivanayagam, senior executive with Frost & Sullivan's Corporate Communications team, wrote this article. 

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