At Viva Technology 2018, European leading search engine Qwant and Kuzzle, Europe’s first open-source backend platform for the Internet of Things, announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement to enable global access to IoT data and Open Data.
Providing global access to Open Data from the Internet of Things
Qwant opted to use Kuzzle’s backend solution to collect real-time data from connected devices. Thus, when users will search for up-to-date information available from IoT Data and Open Data sources on Qwant, the results will be generated using Kuzzle technologies. This data, which does not contain any individual’s personal information, could be used to retrieve results such as the air quality in a European agglomeration, the geolocation of barges along the Seine or even the lunch menus at primary school cafeterias in France. The power of the Kuzzle platform lies in its ability to collect, integrate and process massive amounts of heterogeneous data from the Internet of Things in real time.
Kuzzle and Qwant share the same ambition: to offer a credible European alternative to leading tech companies.
« This partnership is part of our commitment to streamline data sources to reflect the richness of the web and of the Internet of Things" says Eric Léandri, CEO of Qwant. "The Kuzzle backend is a critical bridge that allows us to give users access to public data, which until now was inaccessible. It highlights how technological collaborations can help create shared value in the digital realm and once again demonstrates the dynamism of the French digital ecosystem. »
A demo will be held at the Viva Technology Conference at Qwant’s booth n°G18:
- Thursday 24th May at 10h00
- Friday 25th May at 11h00
- Saturday 26th May at 10h30