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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions

By : Mohamed Abdelaziz
Book Image

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

IoT application reference architecture

Let's put everything discussed so far into one diagram, creating the typical reference architecture for IoT backend applications:

Figure 8.3 – IoT application reference architecture

Let's discuss the main components of this IoT application reference architecture (note that the following point numbers match the numbers in the preceding diagram):

  1. The consumers and frontend clients: These could be your own frontend clients or external customer frontend clients. Ultimately, both will call the external APIs of your IoT backend application that you have exposed.

Technology-wise, you could build native mobile apps (developed specifically for iOS, Android, or Windows) or you could build mobile apps using cross-platform mobile development frameworks such as PhoneGap, Ionic, React Native, Flutter, and Xamarin.

Which to choose – native mobile apps or cross-platform development? Each has its...