A multi-layer technology which is used to manage and automate the connected devices is known as the IoT platform. IoT platform is a cloud software that connects to the sensors, gateways, end-user applications or any other physical thing that has an network connectivity
IoT platforms provide visualization to the data, device management and analytics over the obtained data.They serve as a middleware between the edge devices and user interfaces.
It basically connects your hardware, however diverse, to the cloud by using flexible connectivity options, enterprise-grade security mechanisms, and broad data processing powers.
For developers, an IoT platform provides a set of ready-to-use features that greatly speed up development of applications for connected devices as well as take care of cross-device compatibility
Moreover, IoT platforms provide data security involving encryption, comprehensive identity management, end-to-end data flow encryption, device authentication, user access rights management, and private cloud infrastructure for sensitive data to avoid potentially compromising breaches.
Google, Amazon ,Microsoft,IBM and many other giants provide their IoT platforms and have their custom pricing Policy.
An IoT gateway (also known as smart gateway) is a hardware device with a script running on it or an individual software program that serves as a mediator between the cloud and physical sensors, computing devices and control systems.The data flow is mainly towards the cloud but can also be to and fro in cases where actuation isrequired . Sensors may generate thousands of data points per second.An edge connects an internal local area network (LAN) with the Internet.
A gateway facilitates to pre-process the data locally at the edge before sending it on to the cloud. When data is aggregated, summarized and analyzed at the edge, it minimizes the volume of data that needs to be forwarded on to the cloud, which can have a big impact on response time.
Gateways also provide security to the data flowing to the cloud through firewalls, tamper detection, encryption, PKI, etc.
IoT gateways can depend on Ethernet, WiFi or on GSM for their network connectivity.
IoT gateways use protocols such as MQTT, HTTP/S, REST, TCP, etc to send data to the cloud.
The gateways can be controller based or can even possess a processor which adds to modulation and modification of the functioning, speed and computing capability.
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