IIoT Data Source Connector: Enabling Real-Time Data Ingestion and Transformation

IIoT Data Source Connector: Enabling Real-Time Data Ingestion and Transformation

IIoT Data Source Connector: Enabling Real-Time Data Ingestion and Transformation

Sumeet Jain

Sumeet Jain

Sumeet Jain

Sep 24, 2023

Sep 24, 2023

Sep 24, 2023

In the era of Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has revolutionized how data is collected, analyzed, and utilized in various sectors. The ability to connect sensors, machines, control systems like PLCs, smart grids & DCS, and other supporting devices in the ecosystem to the cloud opens endless possibilities for real-time data monitoring, analysis, and optimization. To bridge the gap between physical devices and cloud-based platforms, IIoT data source connectors play a pivotal role.

In this blog post, we will explore the significance of IIoT data source connectors, specifically focusing on a platform called Zeliot's Condense. This powerful tool facilitates direct device selection or supports various connectors models to select and onboard device, real-time data ingestion, transformation, and data pipeline creation for efficient storage and analysis.

Understanding the IIoT Data Source Connector:

IIoT data source connectors act as a bridge between the physical devices on the factory floor and the cloud-based platforms where data is processed and analyzed. These connectors facilitate seamless communication and data transfer, enabling organizations to harness the full potential of their industrial data.

Some of the commonly used communication protocols in IIoT by devices for data transfer are

  • HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

  • ModbusOPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture)

  • CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol)

  • MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport)

  • ZigbeeLoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network)

Zeliot's Condense

Condense is a leading platform that offers robust capabilities for connecting various devices to the cloud. It provides a user-friendly interface for direct selection of devices, eliminating the need for complex configurations or coding. With Condense, organizations can effortlessly connect sensors, machines, control systems, and other devices to their chosen cloud platform using user-friendly UI/UX designed to be NCLC.

Agnostic to IOT device communication protocols

Zeliot's Condense is an IOT platform that has the benefit of being independent of the communication protocol used by IOT devices. To facilitate IoT device onboarding and real-time data ingestion, Condense support connector models such as

  • Kafka

  • Amazon SQS

  • HiveMQ

  • MQTT

  • Event hub

  • Kinesis

  • Google cloud Pub/Sub

  • RabbitMQ


  • Apache

  • ActiveMQ

Using above-mentioned connector models enterprises can make use of features such as:

Message Queuing:

These connectors allow devices to publish messages to a centralized message broker or streaming service, which can then be consumed by applications or services in real time.


Connector models like Kafka, Kinesis, and Event Hub come with the capabilities to handle large volumes of data and provide horizontal scalability. Simultaneously, it ensures efficient processing of data streams from multiple IoT devices.

Reliability and Fault-Tolerance:

These connector models often incorporate mechanisms like message replication, data persistence, and fault-tolerant architectures. So, it ensures data integrity and reliability even during failures or network disruptions.

Data Transformation and Integration:

Connector models can include features for data transformation, enrichment, and integration, allowing IoT device data to be processed and integrated with other systems or services seamlessly.

Zeliot's Condense provides connector models that are generally agnostic to the specific IoT protocols used for device communication. As a result, Condense platform can accommodate various IoT device communication protocols, including:

  1. MQTT is a lightweight publish-subscribe protocol designed for constrained devices and low-bandwidth networks. It is widely used in IoT scenarios due to its efficiency and ability to handle intermittent connectivity.

  2. CoAP is a specialized protocol for constrained IoT devices and networks, providing lightweight communication for resource-constrained devices.

  3. IoT devices can communicate using standard HTTP/HTTPS protocols, allowing them to interact with web services and APIs.

  4. 4. AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) is a robust messaging protocol that supports reliable, secure, and interoperable communication for IoT devices.

  5. Some IoT devices may use other proprietary protocols or industry-specific protocols based on their application domain, such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, or Modbus.

Zeliot's Condense IOT platform offers additional applications, including:
Real-Time Data Ingestion and Transformation

One of the key features of Zeliot's Condense is its ability to ingest real-time data from connected devices which communicate with different communication protocols. In simple terms, as soon as the devices generate data, it instantly gets transmitted to the cloud, enabling prompt analysis and decision-making. The platform also offers powerful transformation capabilities, allowing users to preprocess and clean the data before storing it.

Data Pipeline for Efficient Storage

Condense streamlines the process of creating data pipelines for efficient storage. It provides intuitive tools for defining the flow of data from the devices to the storage system. This ensures that data is organized, standardized, and stored in a structured manner, enabling easy retrieval and analysis.

Enhancing IIoT Data Analysis

By utilizing Zeliot's Condense, organizations can unlock the full potential of their IIoT data. The platform enables the integration of advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms, empowering users to extract meaningful insights and drive actionable outcomes via real-time data ingestion. Furthermore, it allows prompt anomaly detection, preventive maintenance, and optimization of industrial processes.


The IIoT data source connector plays a crucial role in leveraging the potential of industrial data. With Zeliot's Condense, organizations can easily connect devices, ingest real-time data, and transform it for efficient storage and analysis. This platform empowers businesses to optimize their operations, enhance decision-making, and unlock valuable insights from their IIoT ecosystem. Embrace the power of IIoT data source connectors and revolutionize your industry today!

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