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The influence of Big Data and IoT in Smart Cities: Case Study in Riyadh, KSA
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Smart Cities initiatives will produce a large amount of data and information collected through various sources. With the introduction of new technologies such as internet of things (IoT) and big data we can accumulate, analyse and elaborate on all the data and obtain valuable results. The combination of the big data and IoT is a research area that presents interesting challenges for the future of smart cities. These new challenges are related to the integration of business and technical streams into the smart city ecosystem. In this paper, we initially present an overview of the big data and IoT technologies and how they interact while converging. Several smart cities applications are analysed within the context of the IoT and big data. Moreover, a future integration framework is proposed and research challenges are identified. This study can serve as a guidedance for industries or stakeholders who engage in the development of smart cities initiatives in the context of big data and Internet of things.

Many real-estate companies have developed innovative smart-city visions based on a portfolio of products and services for the real-estate market. Such visions were derived after several years of innovation and on-the-field experience both in mature and developing economies. Integrated facility management platforms, real-estate infrastructure convergence to IP, M2M technologies, IoT, real-time business, e-health are only a few building blocks of a solution that delivers enormous benefits to the real-estate industry.
Each vendor is proposing itself as an integration operator for smart-cities, bringing for example together the worlds of telecommunications and facilities management services that were previously separated. The vendor can assist its customers throughout the project lifecycle, from the inception to the realized vision, making sure the results meet the expectations.
For the benefit of the smart city manager, companies strive to bridge the gap between construction and efficient operations making sure that all the gains that can be captured with future proof planning, are taken into account during the initial phase, i.e. the design phase of the development.
Smart cities recognize the trends in the real-estate industry as new environmental, social and economic priorities are emerging. Unfortunately, while new developments need to accommodate the new requirements, they are instead still burdened by legacy ways of designing and building.
The Smart City practice supports its own set of advanced ICT services. It includes:
• Converged IP solutions for the residential market (data, voice, video, wireless...)
• Integrated services (including data, voice and security services) for the SME market
• Smart-city services including Building Management Systems, Community and Home Automation
• MPLS IP VPN services with Quality of Services, IP Telephony and security services for the corporate market.
The Smart City practice covers all the activities required to further develop and launch new services. The activities include market analysis, business plan development, services creation and portfolio definition, telecom infrastructure design and implementation, operational processes and operations centers implementation and knowledge transfer.

Keywords: big data, internet of things, smart cities