AWS IoT: sufficient for our use case and compatible with our core competencies
January 07, 2022

AWS IoT: sufficient for our use case and compatible with our core competencies

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS IoT Core

We use IoT to integrate with on-prem warehouse technologies. It is a scalable system for building a complete solution for smarter device integration, management, observability and monitoring. As a multi-faceted offering with direct integration to other AWS services we are able to solve a wide variety of novel problems that arise for our specific use-cases
  • It integrates nicely with other AWS offerings
  • It has a wide range of capabilities
  • It has good integration with AI
  • It would be great to have better integration with other IoT products outside of AWS
  • It has been lagging in some of our applications. It's difficult to tell whether this is on AWS IoT or on our implementation
  • It would be great to support a wider range of protocols
  • documentation is top notch. This is important for our organization
  • wide adoption means there is a good community around this and we find that useful as well
  • Integration with MQTT is important for our use cases
  • FreeRTOS is a nice feature for us
  • device management dashboard is a slam dunk
  • it was required to have an IoT solution for our use case, so in that way positive
  • The cost structure is a bit unwieldy, which I'll call negative
  • It has been reliable for us and I'll call that positive
For our use case, we ended up with AWS because the human resources that were planning to be resourced on this particular project happened to have prior familiarity with the AWS ecosystem. The conversation became can we justify continuing with this ecosystem rather than pivoting to a different one - such as GCP or Azure. We decided that the functionality offered by AWS was sufficient for our use case. I think that it is often underestimated how important it is to have prior familiarity with a cloud ecosystem when evaluating vendors.

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FreeRTOS (real-time kernel operating system for embedded devices) is a handy feature. If you care about that you should consider using this product. If you are on a tight budget I would recommend at least having a very clear understanding of the pricing structure before proceeding with this product as the cost structure is not the simplest or clearest and you may end up inadvertently incurring more costs than you initially intended to. This is generally the case with AWS offerings - IoT is no exception

AWS IoT Core Feature Ratings

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