IoT Cloud Platform Landscape

Find and compare IoT Cloud Platform providers. Quickly narrow your choices based on your feature requirements, vertical market focus and vendor hardware integrations.

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June 20, 2018

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)

Publicly Traded

IoT Cloud Platform solutions backed by large publicly traded companies.

Artik Cloud

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

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

Highlights

  • 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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ThingWorx (Acquired by PTC)

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Salesforce IoT Cloud

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Xively Platform

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Zebra Zatar Cloud

Highlights

  • 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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WebNMS Platform

Highlights

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Reviews

  • Free Demo
  • https://www.webnms.com/iot/request-demo.html

User & Technical

Open Source

Data management services with open source licenses

Macchina Platform

Highlights

  • Open Source
  • macchina.io implements a web-enabled, modular and extensible C++ and JavaScript runtime environment
  • Runs on Embedded Linux devices with as little as 32 MB of RAM
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User & Technical

SiteWhere Platform

Highlights

  • CPAL 1.0 open source license
  • Connect devices with MQTT, AMQP, Stomp, and other protocols
  • Integrates with Azure EventHub
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User & Technical

ThingSpeak Platform

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User & Technical

DIY Friendly

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

Carriots Platform

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User & Technical

Initial State Platform

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User & Technical

LOSANT Platform

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Apps

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User & Technical

Temboo Platform

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User & Technical

Ubidots Platform

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User & Technical

End-to-End Platforms

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

Samsara Platform

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User & Technical

B+B SmartWorx (Acquired by Advantech)

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User & Technical

Particle Cloud

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Connectivity Driven

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

Hologram

Highlights

  • 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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Provider List Comparison

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

Additional resources

Common IoT Platform Features

EdgeSystem Management & ConnectionsInsights & Actions
Device / User ManagementCloud ConnectorsDashboards / Visualizations / Apps
Roles & PermissioningEvent Logic / AlertsApplication Builders
Local Cloud GatewaySubscriptions / BillingData Marketplaces
Libraries Adapters / SDKsAPIsTurn-key Vertical Applications
Security & Access ControlsOTA firmware and software updatesPredictive / Prescriptive Analytics
Identity ManagementStorage / App HostingVoice Interface / AR / MR / VR Integrations

In-depth Technical Comparisons

Making a decision:

Paid Research and Market Reports (IoT Market Reports)

Major Acquisitions in Platform Space

Acquired Company / Purchaser | Date | Amount

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View Complete list of IoT acquisitions here.