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IoT - Platform

As in IoT, all the IoT devices are connected to other IoT devices and application to transmit and receive information using protocols. There is a gap between the IoT device and IoT application. An IoT Platform fills the gap between the devices (sensors) and application (network). Thus we can say that an IoT platform is an integrated service that fulfills the gap between the IoT device and application and offers you to bring physical object online.

IoT - Platform

There are several IoT Platforms available that provides facility to deploy IoT application actively. Some of them are listed below:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT platform: Amazon Web Service IoT platform offers a set of services that connect to several devices and maintain the security as well. This platform collects data from connected devices and performs real-time actions.

Microsoft Azure IoT platform: Microsoft Azure IoT platform offers strong security mechanism, scalability and easy integration with systems. It uses standard protocols that support bi-directional communication between connected devices and platform. Azure IoT platform has an Azure Stream Analytics that processes a large amount of information in real-time generated by sensors. Some common features provided by this platform are:

  • Information monitoring
  • A rules engine
  • Device shadowing
  • Identity registry

Google Cloud Platform IoT: Google Cloud Platform is a global cloud platform that provides a solution for IoT devices and applications. It handles a large amount of data using Cloud IoT Core by connecting various devices. It allows to apply BigQuery analysis or to apply Machine learning on this data. Some of the features provided by Google Cloud IoT Platform are:

  • Cloud IoT Core
  • Speed up IoT devices
  • Cloud publisher-subscriber
  • Cloud Machine Learning Engine

IBM Watson IoT platform: The IBM Watson IoT platform enables the developer to deploy the application and building IoT solutions quickly. This platform provides the following services:

  • Real-time data exchange
  • Device management
  • Secure Communication
  • Data sensor and weather data services

Artik Cloud IoT platform: Arthik cloud IoT platform is developed by Samsung to enable devices to connect to cloud services. It has a set of services that continuously connect devices to the cloud and start gathering data. It stores the incoming data from connected devices and combines this information. This platform contains a set of connectors that connect to third-party services.

Bosch IoT Suite:

Bosch cloud IoT Suit is based on Germany. It offers safe and reliable storing of data on its server in Germany. This platform supports full app development from prototype to application development.

How IoT platform help:

  • IoT Platform connects sensors and devices.
  • IoT platform handles different software communication protocol and hardware.
  • IoT platform provides security and authentication for sensors and users.
  • It collects, visualizes, and analyzes the data gathered by the sensor and device.
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