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230-page market report examining the IoT platforms market, including:

  • Market size & outlook 2021-2026, with breakdowns:
    • By IoT platform vs. IoT IaaS
    • By IoT platform type (device management, telco management, data management/analytics, application management/enablement)
    • By hosting type (private cloud—3rd party hosted, private cloud—On-premises, hybrid cloud, public cloud)
    • By IoT segment
    • By industry (ISIC code)
  • Market shares for top 20 IoT platform vendors (organized by platform type) and detailed profiles of the top 5 vendors
  • Detailed definitions, examples, trends of the 4 layers of IoT platforms and 20+ subcomponents that make up those layers
  • List of 33 IoT platform case studies, including 6 in-depth case studies
  • 4 deep-dives on hot topics, including analysis of the positioning of hyperscaler IoT platform vendors
  • List of 4 drivers, 12 trends, and 5 challenges currently associated with IoT platforms

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IoT Platforms Market Report 2021 – 2026

The IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 is the 3rd major update of IoT Analytics’ ongoing coverage the IoT platforms market (IoT Platforms & Software workstream). The report includes updates on definitions of the different types of IoT platforms and components, market forecasts (by IoT platform type, hosting type, region, ISIC classification, and country), and market shares (by IoT platform type). Several new drivers, trends, and challenges are highlighted, and new deep dives on select topics are provided.

Analyst take on the IoT Platforms market:

Find out:

  • How the IoT market has evolved since 2018
  • How big the IoT platform market is and how fast it is growing across the following dimensions:
    • By IoT platform vs. IoT IaaS
    • By IoT platform type (4 types)
    • By hosting type (4 types)
    • By IoT segment (10 segments)
    • By industry / ISIC code (41 codes)
    • By country (57 countries)
  • Which companies are leading the IoT Platforms market (by type, including market shares)
  • How IoT Platforms solutions are being implemented today (list of 33 real enterprise IoT case studies with 6 detailed cases)
  • Which types of IoT platform start-ups are being funded and by which investors (top 50, since 2018)
  • Which notable IoT platforms have been acquired since June 2018
  • 4 adoption drivers, 12 trends, and 5 overall challenges associated with IoT platforms
  • 6 trends related to specific layers of IoT platforms
  • How hyperscalers like Microsoft and Amazon are positioned in the IoT platform space
  • How the interplay of the cloud and the edge is affecting IoT platform architectures and feature development
  • How IoT platform vendors are using their own offerings to realize value internally
  • Which IoT platforms are used by which automotive OEMs
  • More…

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At a glance:

Definition of IoT Platforms:

An IoT platform is a specialized software tool that is used for building and managing IoT solutions. IoT platforms offer several benefits, including:

  • It is much quicker and cheaper to bring connected products to market and monitor operations.
  • IoT platforms make it much simpler for developers to code and deploy applications for IoT solutions.
  • They allow efficient edge-to-cloud communications.

The number of IoT platforms on the market has grown steadily since 2015

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Definition of an IoT Platform

There are 4 layers (types) of IoT platforms: Device Management, Telco Management, Data Management/Enablement, and Application Management/Enablement. Each layer consists of multiple components

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Definition Layers Components Subcomponents

The report provides detailed definitions and examples of each layer, component, and subcomponent of the IoT platform

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Device Management Platforms
Layer-specific trends and deep-dives provide further insights
IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Device Management

An overall view of the market provides historical and projected market sizes, and an analyst opinion on market growth is provided

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Global IoT Platforms market by including IoT IaaS

Market forecasts are provided by platform type, hosting type and by segment

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Global IoT Platforms market by platform type

Market forecasts are provided by ISIC category (organized into discrete manufacturing process manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing, and other industries)

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Global IoT Platforms market by Discrete Manufacturing
Regional market forecasts are provided by platform type, country, by segment and by ISIC category
IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Regional IoT Platforms Market by country
Market share estimates are provided for the IoT platforms market (including and excluding IoT IaaS) as well as by platform type and vendor
IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - IoT Platforms and IoT IaaS market shares overall
Detailed profiles for the top 5 IoT platform market vendors – overview slide
IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Vendor profile
4 deep dives look at hot topics that are shaping the market (e.g., the positioning for hyperscale IoT platform vendors)
IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Positioning of hyperscaler
4 adoption drivers are highlighted and backed-up with data from recent IoT Analytics surveys and interviews
IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Drivers

12 trends and 5 challenges related to IoT platforms based on interviews, survey data and secondary research are highlighted

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Challenges

Table of contents:

IoT Platforms Market Report 2021-2026 - Table of contents

Selected companies from the report:

ABB, Advantech, Alibaba Cloud, ARM, Aspen Technology, AVEVA, AWS, Ayla Networks, Bosch,, Cisco, Digi International, Ericsson, floLIVE, GE Digital, Geotab, Google, HCL, Hitachi, HiveMQ, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Inductive Automation, Litmus, MachineMetrics, Microsoft, Omnio, Oracle, PTC, SAP, Siemens, Sierra Wireless, Software AG, Telit, ThingsBoard, Transatel, Uptake, Verizon, Vodafone, and many others.

Related reading:

IoT Analytics published a blog post on “5 Things to Know About the IoT Platforms Market” which is derived from the report.

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May 2021


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Table of Contents

Table of content (PDF)

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. 2.1 Definition of IoT
    2. 2.2 Definition of a Platform
    3. 2.3 Definition of IoT Platforms
  3. IoT Platform Classification
    1. 3.1 Layers Offered
    2. 3.2 Verticals Served
    3. 3.3 Devices Supported
    4. 3.4 Monetization Methods
    5. 3.5 Hosting Options for IoT Platforms
  4. Market Size & Outlook
    1. 4.1 Changes Since Last Report
    2. 4.2 Global IoT Platform Market (Incl. IoT Infrastructure-as-a-Service)
    3. 4.3 Global IoT Platform Market – By Platform Type
    4. 4.4 Global IoT Platform Market – By Hosting Type
    5. 4.5 Global IoT Platform Market – By Segment
    6. 4.6 Global IoT Platform Market – By Industrial Classification
    7. 4.7 Global IoT Platform Market – By Region
  5. Competitive Landscape
    1. 5.1 Market Share Analysis
    2. 5.2 Vendor Profiles
    3. 5.3 Funding/Investment Activity
    4. 5.4 New IoT Platforms
    5. 5.5 Mergers and Acquisitions
    6. 5.6 Recent Patent Activity
  6. Case Studies
    1. 6.1 List of Detailed Case Studies
    2. 6.2 Detailed Case Studies
    3. 6.3 Additional Case Studies Published in 2018 or Later
  7. Deep Dives
    1. 7.1 Positioning of Hyperscaler IoT Platform Vendors
    2. 7.2 Interplay of the Cloud and the Edge
    3. 7.3 Using Platforms Internally to Realize Value
    4. 7.4 Platforms Used in the Automotive Industry
  8. Drivers, Trends, and Challenges
    1. 8.1 Drivers
    2. 8.2 Trends
    3. 8.3 Challenges
  9. Methodology & Market Definitions
    1. 9.1 Definition of Enterprise IoT Platforms (Focus of This Report)
    2. 9.2 Definition of IoT
    3. 9.3 Alignment of Categories from Previous Reports
    4. 9.4 Description of Newly Included Companies
    5. 9.5 How IoT Platform and IoT IaaS Spending is Counted
    6. 9.6 Inclusion of Device Management Platforms in Market Model
    7. 9.7 Use Cases Covered in the Upcoming IoT Use Cases Adoption Report
    8. 9.8 Industry Mappings to Industrial Classification Codes
    9. 9.9 Platform Layer Definitions
    10. 9.10 Hosting Definitions
    11. 9.11 List of Acronyms
    12. 9.12 Market Sizing Definitions & Methodology
  10. About IoT Analytics