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Overview of Azure FarmBeats

Azure FarmBeats is a business-to-business offering available in Azure Marketplace. It enables aggregation of agriculture data sets across providers. Azure FarmBeats enables you to build artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) models based on fused data sets. By using Azure FarmBeats, agriculture businesses can focus on core value-adds instead of the undifferentiated heavy lifting of data engineering.

Integration Patterns

Azure FarmBeats is a business-to-business offering, available in Azure Marketplace. FarmBeats enables aggregation of agriculture datasets across providers, and generation of actionable insights by building Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) models by fusing the data sets.

The following sections describe the integration pattern for Azure FarmBeats.

Why integrate with Azure FarmBeats?

This section is focused on partners who want to integrate their data systems (like sensors, drones, weather stations) into Azure FarmBeats.

Azure FarmBeats is an extensible offering, which enables agricultural businesses to add their different historical and real-time agricultural datasets into a single platform. Azure FarmBeats helps an agricultural business to normalize, contextualize, and aggregate its data in the context of a farm.

By becoming a data partner with Azure FarmBeats, you can open your systems to wider adoption, and reach out to more customers with your data offerings. Azure FarmBeats provides an extensible API layer called the Datahub, which helps you ingest data from your devices systematically and into a standardized schema.

Once the data is available within your customers’ Azure FarmBeats instance, your customers can build richer analytics and tools on top of your data.

Sensor Partner Integration

This article provides information about the Azure FarmBeats Translator component, which enables sensor partner integration.

Using this component, partners can integrate with FarmBeats using FarmBeats Datahub APIs and send customer device data and telemetry to FarmBeats Datahub. Once the data is available in FarmBeats, it is visualized using the FarmBeats Accelerator and can be used for data fusion and for building machine learning/artificial intelligence models.

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Weather partner integration with FarmBeats

This article provides information about the Azure FarmBeats Connector Docker component. As a weather data provider, you can use the Connector Docker to integrate with FarmBeats. Use its APIs to send weather data to FarmBeats. In FarmBeats, the data can be used for data fusion and for building machine learning models or artificial intelligence models.

Imagery partner integration

Azure FarmBeats Translator component sends imagery data to FarmBeats. Agricultural imagery data can be generated from various sources, such as multispectral cameras, satellites, and drones. Agricultural imagery partners can integrate with FarmBeats to provide customers with custom-generated maps for their farms.

Data, once available, can be visualized through the FarmBeats Accelerator and potentially be used for data fusion and machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) model building by agricultural businesses or customer system integrators.

FarmBeats provides the ability to:

  • Define custom image types, source, and file format by using /ExtendedType APIs.
  • Ingest imagery data from various sources via the /Scene and /SceneFile APIs.

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