We’ve spent lots of time discussing the Edge of the IoT, particularly what processes should be handled at the Edge versus those that are better performed in the Cloud. And you’ve probably noticed the focus moving increasingly more toward the Edge, as compute capability grows.
But that discussion soon leads to the next point: just how much compute power do I need to perform my operations at the Edge? This is a valid question. More processing power is simply more expensive, and you don’t want to over-design and then pay more for the system than is necessary. In the end, it’s all about the specific needs for your application and finding the design “sweet spot.”