Top 20 IoT Platforms in 2018

After learningwhat is the internet of thingsand learning about itsfundamental componentsits time to choose an appropriateIoT platform. But first you should learn a bit about IoT hardware.

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XMPro Agile IoT Platform is worth watching. Combines heterogeneous connectivity, with Analytics, Machine learning through Azure/SAP Hanna/AWS and most importantly the BPM and workflow activity as a result of the analysis.

Data Analytics: Collects data, analyses it so that business can expand.

Asset Optimization: Improves the asset condition.

Ayla networks have designed their platform to be the end to end solution for businesses. Agile Ayla networks have been set up with the aim to not only develop the product but to help the customer with setting up the services smoothly. To do so, the company has set up its embedded agents, cloud service and application libraries to provide the complete solution.

Mind Apps: Allow you to take control of machine data to open up new possibilities.

Making in the list as solelyopen source IoT platformKaais a middleware. It is developed to speed up the process of IoT solutions deployment. It can be used as cloud enablement software for connected devices, customizable middleware, transport-agnostic link or as a feature rich platform for IoT applications.

Cybersecurity: Follows Industry Standards.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise universal of things platform offers its clients scalability by providing solutions to the vast majority of their problems. The platform offers support that can be deployed over the cloud or locally. HPE Universal of Things Platform has been successfully used in smart cities and automobile industry.

IoT Device management: Manages the device.

According to Amazon, theirIoT platformwill make it a lot easier for developers to connect sensors for multiple applications ranging from automobiles to turbines to smart home light bulbs.


Working on a two-tier architecture,Predix has a Digital Twinsfor introducing small changes and aPredix Machinethat offers a communications layer bringing together sensors, controllers, cloud and analytics.

In vendors own words, ThingWorx is the industrys leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology platform. It enables innovators to rapidly create and deploy game-changing applications, solutions and experiences for todays smart, connected world.

Offering a PaaS platform to provide better decision making insights in real time,GEs Predixis made for mainstream sectors like healthcare, transportation, aviation and energy. It helps in development ofiot applicationsthat can process real-time operational data aiding better decision making.

Microsoft is very much interested in bringing up products for internet of things. For the initiative theMicrosoft Azure cloud servicescompatible IoT platform,the Azure IoT suiteis on the offer. Features included in this platform are:

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It offers following functionalities:

GE also partnered with Intel, Verizon and Cisco to introducePredix-readydevices for organizations.

Top IoT Platforms-Mindsphere by Siemens

We can never expect theBig Blueto miss on the opportunity to making a mark in the internet of things segment. IBM Watson is an IoT platform which is pretty much taken among developers already. Backed by IBMs hybrid cloud PaaS (platform as a service) development platform, the Bluemix, Watson IoT enables developers to easily deployIoT applications.

Marketing-Notifies customers through texts directly on their devices

The next in our series is Datav by Bsquare. The company works with the best in the business like google, Amazon web services and Microsoft to name a few. Bsquare is serious about its services and it has launched DataV, a hybrid platform application to manage your services. It has a range of services that predicts and analyzes all the issues in your ecosystem.


Google can make things happen. With its end-to-end platform, Google cloud is among thebest IoT platformswe 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 Googles Big Query and Cloud Data Studio.

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The gap between the device sensors and data networks is filled by anIoTPlatform. 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.

LatelyCisco also partnered with National Farmers Federation in Australiato provide internet of things in agriculture solutions.

Some of the features of Mocana are:

Analytics and Insights: Detail analytics and insights to businesses based on the data collected.

Thanks for suggesting Michael we are on it. We will definitely review your suggestions for consideration.

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In simple words the purpose of anyIoT deviceis to connect with otherIoT devicesand applications (cloud-based mostly) to relay information using internet transfer protocols.

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Thank you very much @prashantbansal for bringing Aeris IoT platform to our notice. As you can make out that this list consisted only top 10 platforms, competition was tough to decide. However we are accessing all the emerging platforms continuously and if Aeris is worth it we definitely will include in the coming Top 10 list for sure.

Apart from the Ayla agile platform the company also provides, AMAP, Aylas agile Mobile Application Platform that develops and guides the consumer in app development. It also provides services like Ayla Insights that keep the consumer updated of the changing trends.


When it comes to technology, the name that stands apart is Bosch. Being one of the early entrants into the industry the company offers the bestIoT platformfor companies. Bosch cloud offers its customers complete safety and reliability while storing the data on its secure server in Germany. The company hosts the cloud in Stuttgart, Germany. Using Platform as a Service (PaaS) the company can offer its service at fairly reasonable rates.

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In light of the possibilities thatinternet of thingsis offering tech companies has started capitalizing it. There are manyIoT platformsavailable now that provide option to deployinternet of things applicationson the go.

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Smart Experience: Get a deeper understanding of customer product usage.

While there are hundreds of companies and a few startups venturing into IoT platform development, players like Amazon and Microsoft are way ahead of others in the competition. Read on to know about top 10 IoT platforms you can use for your applications.

Helping to build and hostinternet of things applications, Carriots is a PaaS platform. It is slowly gaining popularity among the users due to its ease of integration with other applications. It also widely used for Machine to Machine development.

For processing the massive amount of information generated by sensors Azure IoT suite comes with Azure Stream Analytics to process massive amounts of information in real-time.

Deploy cloud, embedded or on-premise IoT solutions on the go

According to the vendor their IoT platform is:

Mindsphere from Siemens offers a cost effective solution as Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is most suited for developing applications. The cost effective platform provides you a cloud solution that you can use to connect all your devices with. The company also states that it is serious about all the data stored in the cloud. Siemens says that all data stored is strictly confidential in accordance with DIN ISO/IEC 27001 standard. The company offers you the option of open interfaces and local connectivity.

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Thingsworx is an IoT platform which is designed for enterprise application development. It offers features like:

platform. Its all drag and drop with no coding needed.

Predictive Failure: Increases uptime.

Apps-Automatic inspections of inventory

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Remove complexity from IoT application development

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Easy connectivity of devices to the platform

If you can build an Android application then you can build an IoT device with Android Things. More excitingly, now Iot-Ignite platform is ready for you to build Android based simple to very sophisticated enterprise grade IoT services and applications. Come and visit iot-ignite(.)com

Released under Apache 2.0 Arm MBED device platform provides an open source service. It includes an operating system, cloud services and developer tools that make setting up of commercial products and its functioning easy. The platform offers you the services of over sixty partners and an open access to a community that has 200,000 developers. MBED cloud service offers you flexibility. The service has been designed to simplify the process for the users. MBED OS is designed as an open source platform to connect all your devices.

Ciscos IoT platform is for mobile operators offering:

Samsung Electronics launched Artik, which provides end to endIoT platformfor the next generation products and services. Samsung Artik is known for providing complete security to your products which often gets neglected. With services like Artik Module, Cloud, Security and ecosystem Samsung aims to provide a platform that takes care of your total security.  Artik aims to provide a fast and open platform that is responsible for developing and managing of your products.

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Artik platform offers the following features:

Last year Amazon announced the AWS IoT platform at it s Re:Invent conference. Main features of AWS IoT platform are:

IoT-Ignite also desires attention. Among others by leveraging Android (since almost all other are based on Linux), pioneering edge processing, delivering IoT OS (named PilarOS), entegrated into open hardware (i.e. RP.3.0) and the first IoT marketplace in the sector are key differentiators of this state-of-the-art platform

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The services offered by Mindsphere are:

Features offered by MBED are:

The last one on the list is the security platform by Mocana corporation named Mocana. The platform is aimed to provide security to industrialIoT devicesand industrial clouds. The company currently provides services to over 100 companies. Mocana is a full stack security platform to protect industrial devices. William Diotte, CEO of Mocana Corporation claimed his company offers the complete cybersecurity package to companies.

Application Designer and Marketplace: Built in application enables you to create new IoT services on the go.

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Offering big data analysis for real-time IoT data, device virtualization, endpoint management and high speed messaging,Oracles Integrated Cloud platformis offering an analytics platform for IoT applications. Users can receive the notifications directly on their devices.

If you think we missed on any IoT Platform that must be included in the list let us know in the comments. We will review and include it soon.

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Some of the services offered by the platform are:

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Taking the scope of AWS IoT to the next level, the vendor has partnered with hardware manufacturers like Intel, Texas Instruments, Broadcom and Qualcomm to create starter kits compatible with their platform.

he Rayven Iot platform simplifies the process of developing and delivering powerful IoT/M2M applications.

Some of the services offered by Mosaic are:

Adaptive Diagnostics: Repairs any issues and prevent extra costs.


Smart manufacturing: Advanced analytics that enables efficient operations.

Sales-Creating sales orders and capturing potential opportunities

Cybersecurity: ICS Vulnerability Assessment and Risk based compliance.

Hi Author, you have also not mentioned the Aeris IoT platform, which is the only Integrated Connectivity, application & analytic IoT Suite.


Platform Architecture: Single Point, Single vendor to manage M2M(machine-to-machine) devices.

ClearBlade Novi platform, Ayla Networks not on this list?

Some of the features of the Google Cloud platform are:-

Salesforces IoT platformis powered by Thunder and is focused entirely on customer engagement. According to the official announcement the platform following features:

Open cloud Platform: Includes data Analytics and insights.

Mosaic from LTI specializes in cloud services and end-to-end services for various industries. Mosaic uses Rapid Software as a Service (SaaS) platform to enable the digital transformation of businesses.

Hi, great efforts in putting together this list. Wondering how Altizon Datonis Industrial IoT Platform is missing in this list. Its the platform that Gartner named in their report for Competitive landscape of IoT Platforms.

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We updated our IoT platform list to accommodate new competitors in 2018. This is an updated list of Top 20 IoT Platforms.


Top 20 IoT Platforms in 2018

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