The internet of things has grown in popularity as the number of connected devices has increased considerably over recent years. According to Finley, global IoT spend is likely to reach $1 trillion by the end of this year. Here, the compound annual growth rate will be 21% as compared to the previous year. Besides, the advent of smart home automation technologies has unlocked new business opportunities for IoT application development.
When it comes to IoT app development, a majority of businesses prefer cloud computing services to develop a centrally-managed IoT application. To address the increasing requirements of IoT app development, cloud platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud (GCP) have come forth with their unique serverless offerings. That being said, Microsoft Azure is rightfully considered a leading service provider for cloud-based application development. The Azure IoT Suite enables developers to build, deploy, and launch scalable IoT solutions for varied business requirements.
At Oodles, we have gained vast experience in cloud-based IoT application development services. Our development team is skilled at using cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP to develop scalable IoT apps with custom features. Here, we highlight the main benefits of the Azure IoT Suite for building enterprise-grade applications with central tracking and analytics capabilities.
Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-growing cloud platforms for building IoT-based applications. According to Business Insider, it is the second-largest cloud platform for IoT application development after AWS. Azure IoT Suite provides a comprehensive SaaS solution with a set of open-source SDKs to develop, scale, deploy, manage, and run user-centric IoT applications over a serverless cloud architecture.
The Azure IoT Suite includes several independent cloud-based IoT services to address different types of project requirements. Let’s discuss these services and their significance in cloud-based IoT application development.
Azure IoT Central is a cloud service that lets you connect the new and existing IoT devices to the Azure cloud. Furthermore, it enables developers to build a simple yet effective IoT app with real-time analytics capabilities. IoT central is extremely useful for decision-makers who need a simple interface to track the connected devices and gain insights into data.
It provides several built-in templates based on the industry use cases to accelerate the development process and reduce time-to-market. Most importantly, it lets you integrate your IoT app seamlessly with the existing business infrastructure and third-party services.
Azure IoT Hub lets you establish a reliable connection between the Azure cloud and the IoT devices to facilitate seamless communication. It is capable of handling billions of connected devices without affecting the cloud infrastructure.
Developers can use Azure IoT Hub to securely channelize data between devices and establish a smooth two-way communication. It maintains a smooth flow of user commands from the backend to the connected devices. At the same time, it ensures the security and privacy of various communications through device registration, authentication, and message delivery authentication.
Azure IoT Edge enables enterprises to extend the capabilities of an IoT system with edge intelligence. The service lets you move some of your IoT data (including analytics and messages) to edge computing devices. In this way, you can offload operations in the cloud, thereby reducing the bandwidth and overhead costs. It further accelerates the decision-making process and lets you operate offline as well. Above all, it facilitates the provisioning and management of edge devices for better user convenience.
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The future of IoT and smart home automation looks bright and promising. With the increasing applications of connected devices and industry use cases, it seems evident that IoT could be mainstream technology in the near future. At the same time, cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP continue to evolve, bolstering their support for the internet of things.
We are a seasoned cloud app development company that specializes in building scalable IoT and smart home applications using the latest tools and technologies. Our development team holistically analyzes your project requirements and formulates effective strategies to build a performance-driven IoT app that streamlines business processes. We have successfully completed full-fledged IoT projects for our clients with a focus on cloud-based automation. To learn more about our IoT application development services, drop us a line at [email protected].