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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New White Paper Uncovers Major Challenges During Internet of Things Implementation Projects

New White Paper Uncovers Major Challenges During Internet of Things Implementation Projects

The "Guide to IoT solution development" white paper aims to steer Internet of Things (IoT) Business and Technical decision makers through the challenging process of developing solutions for the IoT. PRESS RELEASE. Hamburg, Germany - 20 September 2016 // IoT Analytics, the leading provider of market insights for the Internet of Things, announced today the publication of a white paper that serves...

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The top 10 IoT application areas – based on real IoT projects

The top 10 IoT application areas – based on real IoT projects

PLEASE NOTE: There is a more recent 2018 ranking of Top IoT Applications which can be found HERE. It’s time to look beyond the hype and get real about the Internet of Things! As part of a larger effort to track the IoT ecosystem, we set out, mining hundreds of homepages, and managed to assemble and verify 640 actual enterprise IoT projects (Note: We did not include any consumer IoT projects such...

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Current state of the 360+ IoT Platforms

Current state of the 360+ IoT Platforms

Last week, we released the updated 2016 List of 360+ IoT Platforms. The list is an update of the popular 2015 list of 260+ IoT Platforms. In the meantime more than 100 new IoT Platforms have emerged, either new startups or large corporations now offering an IoT Platform (Hitachi, Siemens…). The updated company list is structured along 54 columns and enables a...

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5 things to know about the IoT Platform ecosystem

5 things to know about the IoT Platform ecosystem

Insights from ongoing research on IoT Platforms. We are currently witnessing an explosion in IoT deployments and solutions around the world. IoT platforms are emerging as the central backbone of these IoT deployments – By 2023, the IoT Platform market will reach $22.3 billion. These IoT Platforms are the key for the development of scalable IoT applications and services that connect the real...

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Worldwide IoT Platform Market to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2021

Worldwide IoT Platform Market to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2021

PRESS RELEASE. Hamburg, Germany - 19 Jan 2016 // 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 IoT Platform market for the period 2015 to 2021. The emerging IoT Platform market continues to exhibit strong momentum as businesses accelerate their transformation into IoT...

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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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