IoT cloud platforms are cloud-based middleware software and considered as the ‘plumbing’ of IoT solutions. They deliver IoT and cloud computing capabilities as a service over an end-to-end platform. IoT cloud platforms provide ready-to-use software components which can be customized to suit your IoT cloud solution with minimal effort.
Microsoft® announced the availability of its IoT cloud platform, Azure® IoT Hub, in February 2016. Microsoft describes it as “a managed service, hosted in the cloud, that acts as a central message hub for bi-directional communication between your IoT application and the devices it manages”. They claim that Azure IoT Hub can be used to build IoT solutions and connect virtually any device with reliable and secure communications between millions of IoT devices and a cloud-hosted solution backend.
Azure IoT Hub provides several cloud services and SDKs to build end-to-end IoT solutions catering to various real-life situations. These services and SDKs empower you to enable IoT for devices, capture device telemetry data on cloud, run near real-time analytics, trigger alerts, and integrate with external applications, store data and run real time anomaly detection or predictions based on machine learning models. Azure IoT Hub cloud platform is metered on the number of operations between the cloud and devices or applications.
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Thinxtream has extensive expertise in developing IoT cloud solutions for your Connected Products and Smart Services using the Azure IoT Hub cloud platform.
Thinxtream has had a long partnership with Microsoft, and has extensive knowledge in building IoT products and IoT solutions for your Connected Products and Smart Services using their IoT platform, Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge, and other Azure services. With our deep understanding of the Azure IoT backbone and by leveraging Azure IoT Suite, Thinxtream is able to architect and quickly deliver value-added IoT products and IoT solutions to fulfill your dynamic business and market requirements.
We have built strong expertise in following core services from Azure IoT Hub.
A Computer Peripherals OEM leveraged Thinxtream’s IoT Services and our advanced expertise in Azure IoT Hub to develop a Field Support solution. Our solution used the Azure® IoT platform and device twins, associated Azure cloud services such as Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Service Bus, Azure App Service Web Apps and Web Jobs and Azure AD, and associated Azure cloud data services such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Storage services. Read the Case Study.
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