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Here is an end to end view of how to build connected products using an Enterprise IoT stack. The Enterprise IoT stack provides core set of capabilities, platform, services and architecture patterns to build end to end connected products.

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The following table summarizes the offerings from commercial players and open source alternatives.

 Comparison of IoT Platform Stack

The reference is part of my book – Enterprise IoT.

Platforms -> Microsoft IBM Amazon Open Source Predix
Device SDK Azure IoT Device SDK

 

ConnectTheDots.io

IBM Watson IoT Platform Client Library

 

Watson IoT Platform Device recipes

 

Paho Library

Device SDK for AWS IoT Paho Library, Cyclon.js, and many other options Predix Machine
 

Edge Gateway

Azure IoT Gateway SDK Edge Analytics SDK AWS Greengrass Eclipse Kura and many other options Predix Machine
Protocol Supported HTTP

AMQP

MQTT

MQTT MQTT

HTTP

MQTT, AMQP,

HTTP etc.

MQTT,

Web

Socket,

HTTPs

Core platform – IoT Messaging platform IoT Hub,

Event Hubs

 

IBM Watson IoT Platform AWS IoT Protocol Bridge,

Apache Kafka

RabbitMQ
Core platform – Database option DocumentDB,

Storage (high-performance tables, blobs),

Microsoft SQL

 

MongoDB, Cloudant NoSQL, ObjectStorage,

Informix Time Series data, etc.

Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift Cassandra (or alternatives like MongoDB) Asset Data,

Time Series,

Redis,

Postgre

SQL,

Blobstore

Analytics platform – Real-time Streaming Microsoft Stream Analytics IoT Real-Time Insights,

IBM Streaming Analytics

Amazon Kinesis Apache Spark Streaming Analytics Runtime
Analytics platform – Machine Learning Azure ML Predictive Analytics service (on Bluemix) + SPP Modeler (offline) Amazon Machine Learning Apache Spark MLlib Custom Analytics Support (Python,

Java,

MATLAB)

Alerts and Event handling Notification Hubs,

Power BI

Embeddable Reporting, IBM Push Notifications AWS Lambda,

Amazon Quick

Sight,

Amazon Simple Notification Service

Custom, Zeppelin (Dashboards), etc. Mobile SDK,

Dashboard Seed

For more details on the how to realize the architecture with various use cases, kindly refer to my book – “Enterprise IoT”.

Naveen

The author Naveen