Enterprises and service providers building IoT solutions evaluate myriad software and hardware options to assemble an IoT stack. Typically, middleware requirements are met by using an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP). AEPs are a fundamental building block and interface with almost every component in the system, including enterprise backends, IoT devices and ancillary services.
Enterprises and service providers selecting an IoT AEP have to choose between selecting a commercial AEP or an open-source AEP. MachNation has written extensively about commercial AEPs. In this whitepaper, MachNation discusses five benefits of selecting an open-source AEP to satisfy middleware requirements of an IoT solution.