- They need to connect with other IoT devices or services, securely routing messages
- Systems need to make decisions based on inputs from these devices
- They need to be protected – from hackers and accidental abuse
- You need some way to inventory and manage devices and associate them with people, things and locations
This week Amazon announced its IoT platform/service for AWS that provides:
- A Device Gateway to handle communications with devices
- A Registry that keeps track of where devices are, what they do and their current state
- A Rules engine that handles secure message routing, filtering, etc.
- Interfaces to backend AWS services like databases, storage, compute and their new Lambda microservice processing engine.
As with their pricing on other products there's no minimum cost – they offer a free tier of 250,000 messages delivered/routed per month and $5 per million messages above that (a message is a 512-byte block.)
I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more from Amazon in the IoT space – they're a huge player in virtually every other computing space…
This could be big.
For more information see https://aws.amazon.com/iot/