A comparison directory of Internet of Things (IoT) gateway hardware and software. Review specs and vendor offerings

Gateways are emerging as a key element of bringing legacy and next-gen devices to the Internet of Things (IoT). They integrate protocols for networking, help manage storage and edge analytics on the data, and facilitate data flow securely between edge devices and the cloud.

The following guide will help you:

  • Give list of background articles on the shifting balance between cloud and edge computing and best practices in processing and filtering the streaming data from an IoT deployment.
  • Narrow down on solution provider based on hardware specs and software support
  • Identify Gateway and Edge Intelligence software solutions for your deployment.


IoT Gateway Market Map 2016

Enterprise IoT Gateway Vendors

Who are the key Internet of Things gateway providers?

Eurotech IoT Gateways Eurotech IoT Gateways

The Multi Service IoT Gateway concept in M2M Internet of Things IoT Solutions from Eurotech

Adlink IoT Gateways Adlink IoT Gateways

"ADLINK embedded IoT gateway platforms fully support Intel Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) by integrating Wind River Intelligent...

Dell Edge IoT Gateways Dell Edge IoT Gateways

"Empower analytics at the edge of your IoT network with the intelligent Dell Edge Gateway for richer business insights."

HPE Edgeline HPE Edgeline

"Edge computing that delivers secure control and accelerates time to insight from the Industrial Internet of Things"

Cisco Cisco

"Open-Slot, Programmable, and Fog Computing"

NXP / Freescale NXP / Freescale

"Combines standards-based, open source software with a feature-rich IoT gateway design to establish a common, open framework for secure IoT...

Meshify Meshify

"IoT Hardware Solutions to Start Visualizing Your Data"

Huawei Huawei

"Specialized switching routers for outdoor use, IoT, and heavy-duty industrial automation applications"

IoT Gateway Comparison


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IoT Gateway Software

Bosch ProSyst

Bosch ProSyst

ProSyst provides a hardware- and OS-agnostic IoT middleware stack as well as the remote device management and software provisioning system running at service providers or device OEMs back end or in the cloud.

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Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT

Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT

Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT is a customizable middleware development environment that provides security, connectivity, rich networking options, and device management.

AGILE IoT

AGILE IoT

Adaptive Gateways for dIverse muLtiple Environments

AGILE builds a modular hardware and software gateway for the Internet of Things with support for protocol interoperability, device and data management, IoT apps...

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FogHorn Lightning

FogHorn Lightning

FogHorn Lightning software for IIoT enables high performance edge processing, optimized analytics, and heterogeneous applications to be hosted as close as possible to the control systems and physical sensor infrastructure that...

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Eclipse Kura

Eclipse Kura

Eclipse Kura aims at offering a Java/OSGi-based container for M2M applications running in service gateways. Kura components are designed as configurable OSGi Declarative Service exposing service API and raising events. More

​KEPServerEX

​KEPServerEX

KEPServerEX is a single solution for collecting, aggregating, and providing secure access to industrial operations data. Its platform design allows users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and...

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Microsoft Azure IoT Gateway SDK
"The Microsoft Azure IoT Gateway SDK contains the infrastructure and modules to create IoT gateway solutions."

VMWare Liota
"Little IoT Agent (liota) is an open source offering for IoT solution developers and resides primarily on IoT gateways. Liota has been generalized to allow, via modules, interaction with any data-center component, over any transport, and for any IoT gateway. It is easy-to-use and provides enterprise-quality modules for interacting with IoT Solutions."

Intel IoT Gateway Software Suite
"The Intel® IoT Gateway Software Suite is a Wind River Linux* operating system that provides leading performance and security for intelligence at the edge. This software suite enables near-real-time analysis and more efficient process controls."
- Free packages to $500 per unit

Oracle IoT Cloud Service Gateway Software

Apache Edgent
"A programming model and micro-kernel style runtime that can be embedded in gateways and small footprint edge devices enabling local, real-time, analytics on the continuous streams of data coming from equipment, vehicles, systems, appliances, devices and sensors of all kinds (for example, Raspberry Pis or smart phones)"

ubiworx IoT Software Framework
"Software framework for embedded systems running Linux. ubiworx enables embedded systems to bridge sensors, actuators and machines with data analytics systems and smart phone applications to form complete IoT Gateways in Internet of Things solutions."

BitStew MixCore
"The platform ingests data directly from equipment sensors without the need for extensive API libraries. A federated architecture supports analytics from control systems to the cloud, allowing the application of analytics to data while in motion."


Security Focused

Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for IoT Gateways

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What are IoT Gateways?

IoT gateways are devices positioned between edge systems and the cloud. They perform functions such as protocol translation, data processing/storage/filtering, and device security. Modern IoT gateways also play an increasingly import role in helping to provide edge analytics so that only the most important information and alerts are sent up to the cloud to be acted upon.

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Acquisitions in the space (See: IoT Investment Database):

Parstream | Cisco 10/2015
Prosyst | Bosch 4/2015