Find and compare IoT Platform providers. Quickly narrow your choices and find the best vendor based on your feature requirements.

Developing for the Internet of Things is a complex endeavor, and nobody wants to do it from scratch. IoT data platforms offer a jumping-off point by combining many of the tools needed to manage a deployment from device management to data prediction and insights into one service.

Providers of platforms include pure-play 3rd party platforms, hardware vendors, connectivity providers, and system integrators.

The following Channel Guide will help you:

  • Help narrow down your platform requirements (end-to-end, open source, etc)
  • Filter based on feature sets, API, architecture, apps and pricing.
  • Comparisons based on platform focus (analytics, mobile, device integrations)

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Featured IoT Cloud Solution

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Publicly Traded

IoT Cloud Platform solutions backed by large publicly traded companies

Artik Cloud

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  • Our end-to-end ecosystem strategy means you don’t have to develop your own modules, network stack, or cloud on-boarding
  • Java/Android, ObjC (iOS and Mac), Python, Ruby and more SDKs.
  • REST/HTTP, websockets, MQTT, and CoAP support
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Autodesk Fusion Connect

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GE Predix

"Your Platform for the Industrial Internet"

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  • Supports over 60 regulatory frameworks worldwide.
  • Predix Services
  • Based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry
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Google Cloud IoT

"Create streams of insight by extending your infrastructure to the physical world"

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  • Take advantage of Google’s heritage of web-scale processing, analytics, and machine intelligence.
  • Utilizes Google's global fiber network (70 points of presence across 33 countries) for ultra-low latency
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Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

"Capture and analyze untapped data to improve business results"

ThingWorx

"One Platform – Limitless Possibilities"

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Salesforce IoT Cloud

"Connect the Internet of Things with the Internet of Customers."

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Telit DeviceWise

"Connect “Things” to “Apps”"

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  • Broad range of development environments (AppZone C, AppZone for Android™, AppZone Python and AppZone Linux).
  • Features a low cost pay-as-you-go service plan
  • The connectivity management facility allows the aggregation of several CDPs from Telit IoT Connectivity, other MNOs or MVNOs.
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Xively

"Simplify the creation, deployment, and management of connected products and solutions on the IoT"

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Zebra Zatar Cloud

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  • ARM mbed OS IoT Starter Kit
  • Zatar offers an open Application API for creating custom applications, a Device API for connecting smarter devices and a portfolio of IoT applications for implementing IoT solutions.
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Open Source

Data management services with open source licenses

macchina.io

"Buliding blocks for the internet of things"

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SiteWhere

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  • Connect devices with MQTT, AMQP, Stomp, and other protocols
  • Deploy to your own private cloud or on premise or to public clouds such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon EC2
  • CPAL 1.0 license
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ThingSpeak

"The open data platform for the Internet of Things"

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Apps

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User & Technical

DIY Friendly

Popular maker friendly platforms with integration with Arduino, Raspi and other DIY hardware platforms

Carriots

"CARRying the Internet Of ThingS"

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  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Nanode, etc. Works great!
  • Use our HTTP RESTful API to push and pull XML or JSON encoded data
  • Deploy and scale from tiny prototypes to thousands of devices
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Initial State

"Stream data from your devices to beautiful visualizations in your web browser"

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Losant

"Build Real-time IoT Solutions With Ease"

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MyDevices / Cayenne Platform

"The world's first drag-and-drop project builder developed to quickly design and prototype projects"

Ubidots

"Internet of Things applications platform"

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  • All of your widgets can be shared through a public URL, or embedded in external web or mobile applications.
  • Provides Python, Java, C, PHP, Node and Ruby libraries
  • You can add any type of metadata and attributes to your data sources
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Hardware / Sensor First

Overview of IoT platforms designed from the ground up based on certain hardware

Samsara

"A Complete Sensor Solution that Deploys in Minutes"

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  • Pre-made vertical solutions
  • Cellular Connectivity - Samsara connects out of the box with no SIM cards to provision, carrier contracts to negotiate, or data fees to manage.
  • Samsara’s advanced analytics engines provide deep visibility - from anomaly detection to utilization and trend analysis - providing operators with actionable data to improve efficiency.
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Advantech B+B SmartWorx

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  • Allows monitoring in remote and demanding locations at a much more reasonable price point per node
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Electric Imp Cloud

"connectivity that transforms"

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Apps

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Connectivity Driven

Comparison of providers where connectivity is the primary entry point to data management platform

Hologram IoT

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  • Pay-As-You-Go Plans (Coverage in 100 Counties)
  • Safely deploy and manage firmware across your devices
  • integrate your product with other web services
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Particle

"Build your Internet of Things."

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Apps

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User & Technical

Provider List Comparison

A directory list of platform providers based on feature sets, hardware/language support, etv


Additional resources

Common IoT Platform Features

Edge System Management & Connections Insights & Actions
Device / User Management Cloud Connectors Dashboards / Visualizations / Apps
Roles & Permissioning Event Logic / Alerts Application Builders
Local Cloud Gateway Subscriptions / Billing Data Marketplaces
Libraries Adapters / SDKs APIs Turn-key Vertical Applications
Security & Access Controls OTA firmware and software updates Predictive / Prescriptive Analytics
Identity Management Storage / App Hosting Voice Interface / AR / MR / VR Integrations


In-depth Technical Comparisons


Paid Research and Market Reports (IoT Market Reports)


Major Acquisitions in Platform Space

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View Complete list of IoT acquisitions here.