Usability: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories.

Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability.

This document focuses on usability.

MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform usability. The 7 tests covered aspects of developer usability and operator/administrator usability.

MachNation defines usability as the overall ease of use of a platform with emphasis placed on developer enablement through vendor-provided documentation, tools and platform functionality.

This report contains hands-on usability test results from 11 IoT platform vendors: Altizon, Amazon, Bosch, GE, Google, IBM, Litmus Automation, Microsoft, Sierra Wireless, Software AG and Thingsboard.

Full report (Client-only access): Usability: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

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