What is an IoT platform
In simple words the purpose of any IoT device is to connect with other IoT devices and applications (cloud-based mostly) to relay information using internet transfer protocols.
The gap between the device sensors and data networks is filled by an IoT Platform. Such a platform connects the data network to the sensor arrangement and provides insights using backend applications to make sense of plethora of data generated by hundreds of sensors.
There are many IoT platforms available for example below.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT
Last year Amazon announced the AWS IoT platform. Main features of AWS IoT platform are:
Registry for recognizing devices.
Software Development Kit for devices.
Secure Device Gateway.
Rules engine for inbound message evaluation.
Microsoft Azure IoT
Microsoft is very much interested in bringing up products for internet of things. For the initiative the Microsoft Azure cloud services compatible IoT platform, the Azure IoT suite is on the offer. Features included in this platform are:
A rules engine.
Google Cloud Platform IoT
Google IoT platform is new and it has got so much of features and it is evolving. With its end-to-end platform, Google cloud is among the best IoT platforms we have currently. With the ability to handle the vast amount of data using Cloud IoT Core, Google stands out from the rest. You get advanced analytics owing to Google’s Big Query and Cloud Data Studio.
Some of the features of the Google Cloud platform are:-
Accelerate your Business
Speed up your devices
Cut Cost with Cloud Service.