Best open source Industrial IoT platforms


PAC – tecknowlogy Group named Eurotech best in class provider in the “Industrial IoT platforms based on open source” market

Industrial IoT platforms based on open source – PAC RADAR report research from teknowlogy Group

Eurotech was again recognized by PAC RADAR (teknowlogy Group) as one of the leading companies in “Open Digital Platforms for Open Source-based Industrial IoT”

What is an open source Industrial IoT platform?

PAC defines open source Industrial IoT platforms as those that "leverage open source technologies for large-scale IoT deployments across industrial, mobile, and other enterprise-related use cases". According to PAC, "The purpose of an IoT platform is to manage the underlying IoT infrastructure, create and manage IoT applications, and orchestrate the IoT dataflow between IoT infrastructure and IoT applications".

The use of open source as a base has three main advantages for clients: cost efficiency, vendor independence (avoid vendor lock in) and customization capabilities. 

An Industrial IoT platform is built upon 3 main elements:

  • IoT Edge Infrastructure: the building blocks that connect devices and access to the Internet; they can be simple sensors, but also intelligent Edge computers and gateways or embedded software on smart devices
  • IoT software platform: provides an abstraction layer to connect the physical world (the real "things") with the applications, usually located in the Cloud or in the data center
  • IoT applications and AI (Artificial Intelligence) enablement: data collected in the field are integrated with dashboards, mobile or business intelligence and IT applications for specific use cases (e.g. the predictive maintenance of industrial machinery or the remote management and update of IoT devices and neural networks for AI applications)

The image below represents the scheme architecture of Eurotech Everyware IoT, Eurotech's Edge-to-Cloud IoT architecture. It provides all the hardware and software components and services to enable end-to-end IoT solutions, from data collection in the field to remote device management, business analytics and AI enablement.

Everyware IoT

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IoT platform based on open source comparison

IoT platforms based on open source are becoming increasing available: vendors usually offer it with a trial period or a freemium business model. Basically, they consist of IoT platform whose code - or large part of it - is available for free.

From PAC RADAR's perspective, the Eclipse IoT Working Group "is without doubt the leading open source community around IoT today" and "no other community drives more open source-based OpT projects simultaneously".

In this IoT and Edge computing focused community, Eurotech is a committed founding member of a strong open source ecosystem, centered around the Eclipse IoT Working Group. Eurotech is original contributor of open source projects like Eclipse Kura – an IoT Edge framework and application development environment for IoT gateways – and Eclipse Kapua – an IoT platform for device management and data integration with Cloud and IT applications.

The PAC RADAR report makes a comparison of the most valuable providers of Industrial IoT platforms based on open source technologies by using two main criteria: competence - identified as the strength of the vendor's offering - and market strength - the vendor's positioning and perspectives in the market segment.

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Eurotech recognized as“Best in class” provider of Industrial IoT platforms based on open source for 2021

According to the research, Eurotech has a leading position in the market segment of open source-based Industrial IoT platforms. This strong positioning comes from Eurotech's commitment to be active part of an IoT partner ecosystem and from the company's expertise in many vertical markets. 

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