Altair SmartWorks vs. Microsoft Azure IoT Hub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair SmartWorks
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Altair SmartWorks, or SmartCore (formerly Carriots) offers an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) platform. SmartWorks is available as Platform as a Service (PaaS) or on-premise, and designed for machine to machine (M2M) and digital twin projects. SmartWorks accelerates your IoT application development and provides simple scalability as your projects and devices grow. Altair SmartWorks lets users collect and store data from connected devices, build powerful applications, deploy and scale from…N/A
Azure IoT Hub
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure IoT Hub is a managed service for bidirectional communication between IoT devices and Azure. Azure IoT Hub provides a cloud-hosted solution back end to connect virtually any device. Users can extend their solutions from the cloud to the edge with per-device authentication, built-in device management, and scaled provisioning.
$10
per month per IoT Hub unit (per month)
Pricing
Altair SmartWorksMicrosoft Azure IoT Hub
Editions & Modules
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B1
$10
per month per IoT Hub unit
S1
$25
per month per IoT Hub unit
B2
$50
per month per IoT Hub unit
S2
$250
per month per IoT Hub unit
B3
$500
per month per IoT Hub unit
S3
$2500
per month per IoT Hub unit
Free
Free
per month per IoT Hub unit
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair SmartWorksAzure IoT Hub
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$2 devicesNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Altair SmartWorksMicrosoft Azure IoT Hub
Internet of Things
Comparison of Internet of Things features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartWorks
9.4
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Microsoft Azure IoT Hub
8.7
4 Ratings
8% above category average
IoT Device Management9.01 Ratings9.64 Ratings
Device Security9.01 Ratings9.74 Ratings
IoT Data Management9.01 Ratings9.64 Ratings
IoT Analytics10.01 Ratings6.14 Ratings
IoT Integration10.01 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Altair SmartWorksMicrosoft Azure IoT Hub
Small Businesses
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Enterprises
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Altair SmartWorksMicrosoft Azure IoT Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair SmartWorksMicrosoft Azure IoT Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Because Altair does not handle the area of automated marketing plans adequately, it is not as relevant in the implementation for marketing agencies, but this is easy to solve if you use an external tool to execute mail marketing campaigns, and thus also cover the project advertising, or send informative announcements about the progress of the project.
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Microsoft
We are using the Azure IOT hub for solving the multitenancy problem within our research project. We are consuming data from various resources and communicating it with different devices on our hybrid cloud. We also use Azure IoT as a bridge between two business Intelligence sources which are really hard to connect devices.
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Pros
Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Microsoft
  • Massive registration and deployment of new devices.
  • Easy integration with other Azure services.
  • Handling security if devices.
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Since the service can be used to manage development in teams of various sizes, we can conclude that Altair Smartworks can be used in almost all kinds of areas that require code development for projects, and with this, we decide that there are no negative points about the platform that can affect our experience of use.
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Microsoft
  • Hardware and embedded integration could improve or be at parity with competitor.
  • Pricing model not as flexible as competitor.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Microsoft
Azure IoT support professionals are strong, and always provide timely responses. Vast documentation and examples are available, plus a network of professionals in the market. It's very comparable to the main competitor offer, and easily integrated into the main Azure product offer. Azure IoT is not a new solution, so it is very mature and support can easily address any day to day or architectural concern you have.
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Alternatives Considered
Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Microsoft
We require Azure integration, data security and simple development. IoT Hub ticked all those boxes.
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • In view of the fact that profits have proven to be exemplary during the last quarter that we have been working with Altair to cover our operations, as our ROI has increased by 4.
  • In reality, results may vary depending on both how easy it is for employees to get used to the service and to deliver bottom-line profits, but overall the results are promising.
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Microsoft
  • As a student, we are using student program subscription which is cheaper than an individual or business subscription.
  • Our school devices our efficiently communicating with each other which has increased the revenue of our school.
  • It provides strong and robust cloud communication within the premises which also helped in increased in the school reputation.
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