|dc.description.abstract||Recently, the realization of smart agriculture, whether it is data analyzing, or image uploading to the cloud after drone tracking, or even the implementation of agricultural related applications or automation, ultimately are all utilizing cloud services. But the high cost of cloud implementation is not affordable by most enterprises and farmers. Even if some existing cloud services are available, such as the sensor module suppliers, the service is still constrained by the cloud system feature limitations and lack of flexibility.
This paper proposes a cloud architecture with serverless as the core development, which can effectively reduce the cost of enterprises and farmers deploying smart agriculture cloud systems to replace the existing traditional server architecture services. The lower cost of hardware and software implementation also reduces the difficulty of cloud implementation and the subsequent maintenance cost. In the meantime it also improves the flexibility and usability of the system significantly. After the deployment and the cost reduction of its use, the experimental result of the LoRa node agricultural sensor does help improving farmer’s crop productivity.
This model is not limited to agricultural applications, but it can potentially be applied to other areas, such as: software applications, interactive robots, etc., to improve business performance and productivity.