Research

IoT Application Enablement

  • Recommendations for enterprises needing high-quality IoT data visualization and dashboarding capabilities

    In this short article, MachNation defines IoT data visualization and dashboarding; provides recommendations for selecting a top-quality solution; and briefly discusses 5 visualization and dashboarding vendors.

  • Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps: a Q&A article

    In this question and answer (Q&A) article, MachNation reviews Ubuntu Core’s differentiation, general architecture considerations, deployment considerations, and Snap technology management.

  • Software AG inks new channel-to-market deal for IoT platforms

    On 13 June 2018, Bilfinger SE, an operations services company with 2017 revenue of EUR4.044 billion, chose Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform to integrate with Bilfinger’s Connected Asset Performance (BCAP) solution. Why is this partnership important? Grab this publication to learn more.

  • Three key IoT announcements from Google Next 2018

    Over 23,000 people descended on San Francisco’s Moscone Center to attend Google’s cloud event. There were many newsworthy announcements covering areas like collaboration, security, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The new products and services come not only from Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and its components like Cloud IoT Core, but also from Google’s collaboration and productivity offering (G Suite) and the Google Maps Platform. Here we discuss three key announcements and why they matter […]

  • Connected Factory Use Case: Functional IoT Architecture

    In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected factory solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment and technology characteristics associated with a connected factory solution.

  • Analytics: 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. MachNation ran 3 tests associated with IoT platform analytics. […]

  • Top 5 tips for successfully developing on a hybrid, edge/cloud, IoT application enablement platform

    On 10-11 April 2018, Cisco sponsored its second annual DevNet Create developers conference in Mountain View, California.  MachNation’s Samuel Hale presented a demo on the top 5 tips for successfully developing on a hybrid, edge/cloud, IoT application enablement platform (AEP).

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  • Connected Trucking Use Case: Functional IoT Architecture

    In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected trucking solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment and technology characteristics associated with a connected trucking solution.

  • Strong AEP channels to market: Software AG partners with Telefonica and GFT

    Two partnerships this month have underscored a growing awareness to have strong channels to market to support the IoT ecosystem of an application enablement platform (AEP) vendor. The deals were announced by Software AG with Telefonica and GFT Technologies.

  • What Orange Business Services’ partnership with Siemens means for the AEP market

    Orange Business Services (OBS) has partnered with Siemens for use of MindSphere, Siemens’ IoT application enablement platform (AEP). This short article describes MachNation’s opinions on future directions for OBS.

  • External Integration: 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. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Data Management: 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. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Event Processing: 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. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • 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. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Monitoring: 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. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Ooredoo win offers further clarity on Software AG’s strategy for Cumulocity

    Ooredoo picks Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT application enablement platform (AEP) to power the carrier’s foray into more advanced IoT solutions.

  • 3 Things Missing from Application Enablement Platforms

    In this short report, MachNation describes the 3 things missing from most enterprise-grade IoT application enablement platforms (AEPs).

  • Access Control: 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. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Whitepaper: Selecting best-in-class platforms for IoT device and data management

    Far too often enterprises overlook the importance of selecting a strong IoT device management platform as a foundation for their IoT solution. IoT device management platforms provide class-leading lifecycle management capabilities to deploy, monitor, maintain, manage and update IoT devices at-scale. Today, enterprises are deploying many types of IoT solutions including remote asset tracking, preventive and predictive maintenance, transport and logistics management, factory automation and smart cities solutions. All enterprise IoT solutions benefit from the […]

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  • 2018 IoT Application Enablement (AEP) ScoreCard – Executive Summary

    The 2018 IoT Application Enablement (AEP) ScoreCard rates the following platform vendors (listed alphabetically): Amazon, AT&T, Axonize, Ayla Networks, Bosch, ClearBlade, Ericsson, HPE, Huawei, IBM, InterDigital, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, Relayr, SAP, Scriptr.io, SiteWhere, Software AG, Telit and TheThings.iO.

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