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What is an IoT platform?

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posted Nov 14 by Abhilasha Yadav

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IoT platforms are the support software that connects everything in an IoT system. An IoT platform facilitates communication, data flow, device management, and the functionality of applications.

we can say IoT platform is a multilayered technology, that connects the sensors/devices, provision them, manage them & can automate the connection of the devices in the Internet of Things. With IoT platform its easy to connect to the devices to the cloud & data processing. It connects remote devices to user applications and manages all the interactions between the hardware and the application layers.

Some of the main common features of IoT platforms are,

Registry for recognizing devices
Software Development Kit for devices
Device Shadows
Secure Device Gateway
Rules engine for inbound message evaluation

Some of the major IoT platforms are listed below

Google Cloud IoT
AWS IoT Core
Microsoft Azure IoT
IBM Watson IoT
Bosch IoT Suite
Dell IoT
Salesforce IoT
Oracle IoT cloud platform

There are free IoT platforms available also like

Cayenne
Thingsboard
Blynk

Shahiba Kabeel

answer Nov 14 by Shahiba Kabeel
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Top opensource IoT platforms listed below

Kaa IoT Platform
ThingSpeak
Thingsboard.io
Thinger.io
Ubidots
Cayenne
Blynk
Mainflux
WSo2
OpenIoT

Find out their Key features .

answer Nov 20 by Shahiba Kabeel
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