5 Platforms for IoT Application Development

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5 Platforms for IoT Application Development

Let's go over the defining features of five popular IoT platforms: Azure IoT, IBM Watson, AWS, Oracle IoT, and Kaa.

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Most companies across the globe have been attracted to IoT, and you would be perplexed to know that many have started creating IoT-based internal business units to reduce work and establish a smart, connected environment. 

To that end, IoT platforms are suites of components responsible for the deployment of applications that monitor and control connected devices. Generally, they collect data from connected devices in order to manage them so that it makes sensible use of data in an aligned manner.

With the skyrocketing popularity of IoT, the recent market has been flooded with IoT platforms. As we know, to build an IoT solution, a platform to host and support it is required. In this blog, we have listed the top Internet of Things platforms that are gaining popularity.

Azure IoT Suite

A collection of services as such IoT Hub, Stream Analytics, Machine Learning, Notification Hubs, and Power BI make up the Azure IoT Suite. Powering a plethora of devices and operating systems, it allows analysis and visualization of more data. Hence, it is also recognized for its feature like scalability from POC to the larger deployment stage.

Let's have a look at what the enterprise-grade services offer:

  • Data collection from devices
  • Analyze data streams in-motion
  • Store and query large data sets
  • Visualize real-time as well as historical data
  • Back-office systems integration
  • Device management

IBM Watson

With IBM Watson, you can quickly secure all types of connected devices. It allows developers to have access to complete connectivity, information management, and real-time data analysis along with risk and security management.

The real-time data collected from the connected devices are managed, then configured and integrated with data services. Securely designed, this platform has given developers an excellent way to protect the integrity of your IoT solution.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS is one of the most popular IoT platforms on the market and offers a highly reliable and low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud. Due to its great scalability, it is used by thousands of businesses all around the world, and its cost-effectiveness and flexibility make this platform one of the best option for developers.

Oracle IoT

Oracle hit the IoT market like no other platform. Released in late 2016, it holds a crucial place. With the cloud service, you can receive flexible IoT network topologies, simulations of a virtual device, stream processing, and command and control functionality.

Furthermore, it allows users to collect data securely from any device in any market through technical abstraction. Oracle IoT is pre-integrated with Oracle PaaS and on-premise applications using open APIs. Hence, it provides real-time analytics via big data processing.


Kaa is a 100% open source IoT platform that provides a unique development experience for end-to-end IoT solutions, smart products, and connected applications. Due to its feature-rich toolkit, this IoT platform fits your budget and, at the same time, is customizable for different business applications. Moreover, it offers easy and direct hardware integration to developers.

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