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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions.

By : Mohamed Abdelaziz
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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions.

By: Mohamed Abdelaziz

Overview of this book

With the rising demand for and recent enhancements in IoT, a developer with sound knowledge of IoT is the need of the hour. This book will help you design, build, and operate large-scale E2E IoT solutions to transform your business and products, increase revenue, and reduce operational costs. Starting with an overview of how IoT technologies can help you solve your business problems, this book will be a useful guide to helping you implement end-to-end IoT solution architecture. You'll learn to select IoT devices; real-time operating systems; IoT Edge covering Edge location, software, and hardware; and the best IoT connectivity for your IoT solution. As you progress, you'll work with IoT device management, IoT data analytics, IoT platforms, and put these components to work as part of your IoT solution. You'll also be able to build IoT backend cloud from scratch by leveraging the modern app architecture paradigms and cloud-native technologies such as containers and microservices. Finally, you'll discover best practices for different operational excellence pillars, including high availability, resiliency, reliability, security, cost optimization, and high performance, which should be applied for large-scale production-grade IoT solutions. By the end of this IoT book, you'll be confident in designing, building, and operating IoT solutions.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Anatomy of IoT
Section 2: The IoT Backend (aka the IoT Cloud)
Section 3: IoT Application Architecture Paradigms and IoT Operational Excellence

Microservice architecture

For the last few years, up to the time of writing this book, everyone has been talking about microservices, even though they've been around since 2011. It is clearly a hot topic in the software industry community.

There are so many definitions of the microservice architecture, and we will come to one of them eventually toward the end of this section. However, we would first like to share a story of how we ended up with a microservice-like architecture in one of the large-scale e-commerce platforms that we built around the same time the term microservice started to become more prevalent in the software industry community.

The e-commerce platform was built using a framework based on standard Java EE technologies.

The architecture of that e-commerce platform followed the standard N-tier application architecture, namely, the three-tier architecture. In this architecture, there is a presentation layer (UI), which mainly contains the web pages for...