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Feature Set Ratings

    Internet of Things

    8.2

    AWS IoT Core

    82%

    Optim

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWS IoT Core ranks higher in 5/5 features

    IoT Device Management

    8.4
    84%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device Security

    8.5
    85%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Data Management

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Analytics

    8.2
    82%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Integration

    8.0
    80%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database Development

    AWS IoT Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Optim

    70%
    InfoSphere Optim ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Test data generation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS IoT Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    AWS IoT Core

    84%
    17 Ratings
    8.0

    Optim

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.8

    AWS IoT Core

    88%
    5 Ratings

    Optim

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    AWS IoT Core

    80%
    5 Ratings

    Optim

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    End-to-end encryption is an amazing feature because we use IoT to connect to various devices in order to gather data/ stats in real-time. We're able to publish solutions with ease and at a faster rate because of AWS IoT Core. However, its inability to interact with other IoT tools is a big con that I would like them to improve upon.
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    IBM

    Optim is especially recommended for those companies that have their own or third-party development teams that must be provided with a complete data environment to test the applications. Optim is not recommended for use as an ETL or Data Integration tool.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • AWS IoT Core integrates power analytics and an AI solution for sensor data processing.
    • Great protocol support including HTTPs and MQTT required to connect resource constraint IoT devices to cloud
    • High security standards during data transmission
    • Scalability and a great user community
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    IBM

    • Easily extract data from production environments with no-coding
    • Intelligent filtering capabilities using physical or logical relationships.
    • Advanced data masking funtions
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Ability to integrate with Ethercalc software solution
    • Ability to introduce NFC toolchains and systems which could be utilized in iot modular gateway solutions like drones
    • Ability to reduce latency as the solution scales is very much needed
    • Hybrid solution which can integrate other existing iot solutions into AWS iot core
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    IBM

    • Poor UI
    • Complex architecture
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    Pricing Details

    AWS IoT Core

    Starting Price

    $0.08 Per Million Minutes

    Editions & Modules

    AWS IoT Core editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Connectivity$0.081
    Messaging$1.002
    Rules Engine$0.153

    Footnotes

    1. Per Million Minutes
    2. Per Million Messages
    3. Per Million Actions

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Optim

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Optim editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Amazon AWS

      After adopting AWS IoT Core in our company it became clear that the whole platform was designed with usability in mind. It not only refers to IoT Core, but also applies to the remaining Amazon services. What we like the most is the fact that every phase from provisioning to maintaining provides great level of usability.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Amazon AWS

      I give it this rating because the support is always there if we need help, but they aren't always able to help us with our problems and sometimes have to transfer us to another support technician. So overall, the support for AWS IoT is pretty good and I am very satisfied with it.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      Azure IoT service provides more or less the same services as compared to AWS IoT core, however the costing of AWS lead us to continued usage of IoT core over Azure IoT services. Also, considering our existing technology stack is on AWS, it was a natural selection for better integration and ease of use.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • Gives confidence to prototype iot solutions across lots of devices in little time
      • Ability to meet requirements for managing a variety of communication protocols
      • Learning iot analytics and visualization for faster insights enablement
      • Onboarding devices and managing quickly without building inhouse solutions
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      IBM

      • Optim can save companies a lot of money by protecting the sensitive data found in their databases, thus avoiding the theft of real customer information with the economic and media impact that this has.
      • Accelerate the generation of non-productive environments saving time from human resources.
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