AWS IoT Core: A complete and powerful platform for the IoT industry
September 22, 2020

AWS IoT Core: A complete and powerful platform for the IoT industry

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT is used to develop and prototype IoT devices. Recently, I have been prototyping an IoT device using a Raspberry Pi, and I decided to choose AWS IoT Core for the cloud solution. AWS IoT is used by the engineering department only to prototype and connect IoT devices to cloud solutions and perform analytics on the sensor data generated by IoT devices. By using AWS IoT Core, the business does not have to think about separate analytics software and data storage solution for the data generated by the IoT devices. With the use of the AWS IoT Core, we don't have to think about backend solutions and our focus remains on developing a power IoT edge device with less cost.
  • 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
  • Amazon IoT Core provides a lot of IoT services, so beginners need time to go through the documentation and Youtube videos.
  • SQL-like Syntax in the IoT rules engine can be improved.
  • Monitoring and and real-time dashboard features could be improved.
  • AWS IoT Core has lowered the cost of device development and data management.
  • Data analytics have become easy with power AI and ML algorithms.
  • Overall, the platform is highly secure so data security is not an issue now.
We have checked other IoT platforms such as IBM Watson IoT and Microsoft Azure IoT, but Amazon IoT Core seems reasonable in terms of pricing and overall functionalities. Amazon IoT Core is easy to start and set up and our prior engagement with Amazon for AWS was a factor to go with AWX IoT Core. Other products are also good, but Amazon IoT Core has met all of our expectations. Its strong user community, affinity towards startups, and tech support are really great.
It covers all the aspects of IoT services required for an IoT company. It supports all the industry-wide protocols for secure data transmission and integrates powerful AL and ML technology for data analytics. For data storage, Amazon S3 is a great solution. Strong tech support and user community. Since it is widely used as compared to other products, there is an abundance of training and learning material on the web.
Overall usability seems good. It provides all the IoT services including sensor data management, secure communication, powerful analytics, management via IoT console, SNS notification service for alerts, data storage, etc. required by an IoT app developer or device developer, so it is a complete solution for all your IoT needs. Further, you can scale up the system based on the demand.

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AWS IoT Core provides a good solution for IoT services required for IoT application development and for IoT startup companies. AWS IoT platform provides special packages for IoT startups, helps them in lowering costs, and caters to all their educational and training needs. AWS IoT platform is integrated with powerful AI and ML analytics so IoT startups can focus more on device development and less on backend solutions. I don't see any scenario where the IoT Core would be less appropriate.

AWS IoT Core Feature Ratings

IoT Device Management
Device Security
IoT Data Management
IoT Analytics
IoT Integration