AnyLog: a Grand Unification of the Internet of Things
Daniel Abadi, Owen Arden, Faisal Nawab, Moshe Shadmon

Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research
January 2020

Abstract

AnyLog is a decentralized platform for data publishing, sharing, and querying IoT (Internet of Things) data that enables an unlimited number of independent participants to publish and access the contents of IoT datasets stored across the participants. AnyLog provides decentralized publishing and querying functionality over structured data in an analogous fashion to how the world wide web (WWW) enables decentralized publishing and accessing of unstructured data. However, AnyLog differs from the traditional WWW in the way that it provides incentives and financial reward for performing tasks that are critical to the well-being of the system as a whole, including contribution, integration, storing, and processing of data, as well as protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of that data. Another difference is how Anylog enforces good behavior by the participants through a collection of methods, including blockchain, secure enclaves, and state channels.