As part of the launch of our new Topcoder Community for Predix, we are launching series of fun challenges to help introduce you to GE's Predix platform. This is the sixth challenge of the series and will give you an insight on Predix Analytics Catalog and Analytic Runtime service. If you missed the previous challenges in the series, no problem. Each of the challenges is independent and not related to the others. But you might want to reference the previous challenges for some helpful links and steps.
This is a fun challenge. Although there will be no prize money awarded, members who complete this challenge successfully will receive 500 TCO points for TCO ‘17.
NOTE: If you haven’t completed the first challenge in this series, you will also need to register for your Predix account. Go to http://predix.topcoder.com/ and click the Join the Topcoder Community for Predix button. Fill out the registration form and confirm your email address. Complete the instructions you’ll receive in your community welcome email to register for your Predix developer account.
What is Predix?
The Predix platform is a cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for the Industrial Internet. The Predix platform provides tools, framework, guidelines, and best practices that enable you to create solutions to run industrial-scale analytics. As it connects machines, data, people, and other assets, the Predix platform uses leading technologies for distributed computing, big-data analytics, asset data management, and machine-to-machine communication. A comprehensive platform overview can be found here. If you have previously used or are familiar with other platforms-as-a-service (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Heroku, IBM Bluemix), this should feel right at home.
Requirements for this challenge
As your introduction to executing your code on Predix cloud, you will be getting an insight on the Predix Analytics Catalog and Analytic Runtime service. In one of the previous challenges, you have used one of the out-of-the-box Analytic service to power your application. For this challenge, you will be developing a custom logic in Java, Python, etc. and executing it using the Predix.io Analytics Catalog and Analytics Runtime service.
While setting up your app name for this challenge, please include your Topcoder username in the app name, to enable us to distinguish between apps. For example, if your username is xyz, your app name could be xyz-weather.
Step 1: Read and complete the steps in the detailed guide to understand how Analytic catalog and Analytic runtime service works.
Step 2: Develop custom analytic logic to sort the array of Strings.
Step 3: Create an application hosted in Predix, to use the above analytic logic.
A sample screen for the application is shown below. The UI is for demonstration purpose only. The actual UI is not important, as long as the application fulfills the stated requirements.
A step by step walk-through for the time series can be found in the Predix ResourcesYou can use the Predix Toolkit to test the analytics API.