IoT Platforms Competitive Landscape 2021

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This report contains 2 documents:

  • A. IoT Platforms Competitive Landscape Report 2021
  • B. 2021 List of IoT Platform Companies

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A. The IoT Platform Competitive Landscape 2021 helps executives gain an understanding of the different Internet of Things platforms across various geographies and industry verticals. The 84-page report provides insights on the global IoT platforms landscape, including:

  • Market share 2020 analysis for leading vendors
  • Market share by platform type
  • Meta-analysis of all 600+ IoT platforms (market breakdown by industry, tech stack, region, country, and city)
  • Capability overview of leading vendors
  • IoT platform trends and recent news
  • And more


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B. The 2021 List of IoT Platform Companies is structured along the following dimensions (50 columns):

  • General company information (company name, platform description, URL, company type, platform name, and HQ location)
  • Platform type (application enablement, device management, data management, cloud storage/IaaS, telco connectivity)
  • Other IoT technologies offered (processors/semiconductors, communication hardware, developer tools, analytics)
  • Segment focus (industrial/manufacturing, energy, supply chain, automotive, smart home)
  • Further information (founding date, case studies, partner ecosystem, key customers, revenue estimates)

Bonus: The file also includes a list of recently merged or acquired IoT platforms and recently discontinued IoT platforms

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IoT Platforms Competitive Landscape & Database 2021

The IoT Platforms Competitive Landscape & Database 2021 is part of IoT Analytics’ ongoing coverage of IoT platforms.

The information presented here includes a detailed competitive landscape report and a comprehensive company database, which is a structured repository classifying 600+ IoT platforms that focus on providing solutions for the Internet of Things and includes revenue and market share estimates for 613 IoT platform vendors.

The report and database are based on several months of analysis (June–October 2021) that involved extensive research to compile and classify a detailed data set of IoT platforms.

Questions answered in this report:

  • How many IoT platforms are in the global market, and who are they?
  • Which IoT platforms have the largest market share?
  • What is the market share breakdown by IoT platform type?
  • Which segments do individual IoT platforms focus on?
  • What type of IoT technology do individual IoT platforms focus on (on a high level, e.g., application enablement, device management, data management, cloud storage/IaaS, telco connectivity)?
  • What are some of the recent platform trends and news?

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At a glance:

The aim of this report is to enhance the transparency of the overall IoT platforms market, provide a detailed competitive landscape, classify the technological capabilities of each IoT platform on a high level, identify the main segments each platform targets, and put a valid ranking in place that shows which are the leading platforms based on revenue and market share. The report identifies 613 active IoT platform companies.


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Furthermore, the report provides analysis of the IoT platform companies database by industry, tech stack, region, country, and city.



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It provides a market share analysis of the leading vendors, breaking down their revenue by platform type. Revenue estimates for all 613 IoT platforms are also included in the database.

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In addition, the IoT Platforms Competitive Landscape 2021 takes an in-depth look at the technology capabilities of the leading vendors, providing a two-page company profile.

Finally, the report highlights market trends and recent news in the IoT platforms market.


To be considered an IoT platform, an offering needs to fulfill each of the following criteria:

  1. Have an open market monetization method
  2. Address more than one IoT use case in one of the 10 profiled verticals
  3. Be available for purchase independently of an asset/device or network
  4. Offer two or more components in at least one platform layer

The report is accompanied by an in-depth list of all identified IoT platforms.


Database Structure – 2021 List of IoT Platform Companies


General Information
  • Company Name
  • Platform Description
  • URL
  • Company Type
  • Platform Name
  • Location (City, State, Country, Region)
Platform Capabilities
  • Application Enablement
  • Data management
  • Device Management
  • Telco Management
  • IaaS
Other IoT Technologies Offered
  • Processors / Semiconductors
  • Sensors
  • Communication hardw. (Modules / SIMs / Gateways)
  • Operating systems and virtualization tools
  • Edge Computing (IPCs, PLCs, etc.)
  • Developer tools, board/kit
  • Application
  • Complete IoT-enabled products/assets
  • Connectivity Services (e.g., MVNO)
Segment Focus
  • Consumer – Home
  • Consumer – Lifestyle
  • Consumer – Health
  • Consumer – Mobility
  • Business – Retail
  • Business – Agriculture
  • Business – Health
  • Business – Energy
  • Business – Mobility
  • Business – Smart Buildings
  • Business – Smart Cities
  • Business – Telecom
  • Business – Enterprise
  • Business – Manufacturing / Industry
  • Business – Supply Chain
  • Business – Public Sector
  • Business – Finance
  • Other business
Further Information
  • Founded
  • IoT Platform operating since
  • URL for Case Studies
  • Key customers
  • Partner ecosystem
  • Estimated externally generated IoT Platform Revenue 2020 (MUSD)
  • IoT IaaS Revenue 2020 (MUSD)

The database is specifically suited for:

  • M&A target search
  • IoT strategy/business case development
  • Go-to-market/market entry strategy
  • Customer/Vendor selection
  • Sector scan
  • Competitive analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Investment opportunity search

Related Reading:

IoT Analytics’ blog post “IoT Platform Companies Landscape 2021/2022: Market consolidation has started” is derived from the report.

Selected companies:

Alibaba, AWS, Bosch,, Cisco, Ericsson, GE, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Monom, Oracle, PTC, Relayr, Samara, Siemens, Sierra Wireless, Software AG, Telit, Tuya, Uptake, and 600 more…

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    November 2021


    84 page competitive landscape report including a database of 600+ IoT Platform companies

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    Table of Contents

    IoT Platforms Competitive Landscape & Database 2021 (PDF)

    1. Executive Summary
    2. Introduction to IoT Platforms
      1. 2.1 Definition of IoT
      2. 2.2 Definition of a Platform
      3. 2.3 Definition of an IoT Platform
      4. 2.4 IoT Platform database overview
      5. 2.5 IoT Platform database description
      6. 2.6 Aim of this study
    3. Market Shares 2020
      1. 3.1 General market observations
      2. 3.2 IoT Platform market size
      3. 3.3 IoT Platform market growth
      4. 3.4 Global market shares 2020 by vendor
      5. 3.5 IoT Platforms Market share 2020 vs. 2019
    4. Meta analysis of all 600+ IoT Platforms
      1. 4.1 IoT Platform market development
      2. 4.2 Market breakdown by region
      3. 4.3 Market breakdown by country
      4. 4.4 Market breakdown by city
      5. 4.5 Market breakdown by tech stack
      6. 4.6 Market breakdown by industry
    5. Top 5 vendors – Capability overview
      1. 5.1 Vendor X
      2. 5.2 Vendor X
      3. 5.3 Vendor X
      4. 5.4 Vendor X
      5. 5.5 Vendor X
      6. 5.6 Vendor X
    6. IoT Platform trends & recent news
      1. 6.1 Trend X
      2. 6.2 Trend X
      3. 6.3 Trend X
      4. 6.4 Trend X
      5. 6.5 Trend X
      6. 6.6 Trend X
      7. 6.7 Trend X
      8. 6.8 Trend X
      9. 6.9 Trend X
      10. 6.10 Trend X
      11. 6.11 Trend X
      12. 6.12 Trend X
    7. Definitions, Methodology & Appendix
    8. About IoT Analytics

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