IoT Platforms & Software

IoT platforms are the central piece in the Internet of Things architecture that connects the real and the virtual worlds to enable communication between objects, manage the data flows, support application development and provide basic analytics for connected IoT devices.

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IoT Platform Comparison: How the 450 providers stack up

IoT Platform Comparison: How the 450 providers stack up

Disclaimer: This article does not provide guidance or intend to compare technical features of different IoT platforms. It looks at the market and compares platforms purely on a market meta level. Key findings of the IoT Platform Comparison: IoT platforms remains a fragmented market with 450+ vendorsLeading providers grow at 50%+Most platforms focus on industrial use cases (32%)M&A activity...

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IoT Platforms Company List 2017 Update

IoT Platforms Company List 2017 Update

450 GLOBAL IOT PLATFORM VENDORS MARKS A NEW RECORD The 2017 list of IoT platform companies contains extensive information on 450 IoT platform vendors, including details on capabilities, revenue, key customers, as well as industry focus. Hamburg, Germany – June 27, 2017 // IoT Analytics, a leading provider of market insights and strategic business intelligence for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of...

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The Top 20 Companies Enabling Predictive Maintenance

The Top 20 Companies Enabling Predictive Maintenance

UPDATE: Please see Predictive Maintenance Companies Landscape 2019 for the latest article. Predictive Maintenance is one of the leading use cases for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.  Our recent analysis suggests that the market for predictive maintenance applications is poised to grow from $2.2B in 2017 to $10.9B by 2022, a 39% annual growth rate. In a nutshell,...

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New Report Indicates US$11 Billion Predictive Maintenance Market By 2022, Driven By IoT Technology And New Services

New Report Indicates US$11 Billion Predictive Maintenance Market By 2022, Driven By IoT Technology And New Services

PRESS RELEASE: Hamburg, Germany - 21 March 2017 // IoT Analytics, a leading provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), today published a comprehensive Market Report, focusing on sizing the opportunity of the Predictive Maintenance market for the period 2017 to 2022. Predictive Maintenance Report Cover The emerging market for Predictive Maintenance shows increasing growth as...

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Understanding IoT Security – Part 2 of 3: IoT Cyber Security for Cloud and Lifecycle Management

Understanding IoT Security – Part 2 of 3: IoT Cyber Security for Cloud and Lifecycle Management

In Part 1 of this blog series Understanding IoT Security we looked at IoT cyber security architecture from a device and communication layer perspective. In this post, we shift our focus to the Cloud and Lifecycle Management, which present entirely different challenges and risks. Even world leaders are starting to address the growing concerns of connecting billions of devices to the internet. The...

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Understanding IoT Security – Part 1 of 3: IoT Security Architecture on the Device and Communication Layers

Understanding IoT Security – Part 1 of 3: IoT Security Architecture on the Device and Communication Layers

The massive scale of recent DDoS attacks (October 2016) on DYN’s servers that brought down many popular online services in the US, gives us just a glimpse of what is possible when attackers are able to leverage up to 150,000 unsecure IoT devices as malicious endpoints. To address the growing fear and uncertainty out there surrounding the IoT security architecture, our IoT security research...

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Our View On IoT Platforms & Software

IoT platforms are the central piece in the Internet of Things architecture that connects the real and the virtual worlds to enable communication between objects, manage the data flows, support application development and provide basic analytics for connected IoT devices.

Five types of IoT Platforms are defined:

1. Connectivity Platforms

… offer coverage capabilities and solutions for connecting the IoT device, managing and orchestrating connectivity, and provisioning communication services for connected IoT devices.

2. Device Management Platforms

… handle provisioning tasks to ensure connected devices are deployed, configured, and kept up-to-date with regular firmware/software updates.

3. IaaS / Cloud Backend Platforms

… offer a scalable enterprise grade backend for data management of IoT applications and services.

4. Application Enablement Platforms (AEPs)

… enable developers rapidly create, test, and deploy an IoT application or service.

5. Advanced Analytics Platforms

… offer sophisticated analytics tools including machine learning techniques and streaming analytics capabilities to extract actionable insights from IoT data.

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Matthew Wopata

Matthew Wopata

Principal Analyst

Matthew is a principal analyst based in the USA, focusing on industrial technologies. He is IoT Analytics’ lead expert for Industrial IoT, including Industry 4.0 and Industrial Software.

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