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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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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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

This article is outdated. IoT Analytics published a new blog post titled “5 Things to Know About the IoT Platforms Market” Read new blog 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...

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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 Software comes in many forms including middleware tools, individual open-source components, custom-made code, and modular IoT platforms that sit in the cloud or at the edge.

An IoT Platform is a specialized software tool that is used for building and managing IoT solutions.

IoT Analytics classifies IoT Platforms into four distinctly different layers that, in total, can consist of up to several components and subcomponents.

The four main layers of an IoT Platform:

  1. Application management/enablement
  2. Data management/enablement
  3. Telco management
  4. Device management
IoT Platforms - definition layers components

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Mohammad Hasan

Mohammad Hasan

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Mohammad is part of the Data and Software team.
Mohammad has previously held positions as Analyst at Deutsche Bank and WNS (Aviva Investors). He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering leveraging 9 years of experience in technology and financial research.

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