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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

Chapter 1: Introduction to the IoT – The Big Picture

In this chapter, we will start our journey of exploring the Internet of Things, or IoT, by introducing a number of topics, such as the purpose of any technology and the purpose of IoT technologies. We will then cover the three common questions (what, why, and how?) asked in relation to any technology, including IoT technology. We will cover what the IoT is, why the IoT matters, the impact of the IoT on different industries and segments, and finally, how IoT technology works. In other words, we will explain the IoT production-grade solution reference architecture and its solution building blocks.

The chapter will also cover some of the IoT solution design patterns commonly used in any IoT solution and will show a case study of a business problem and how IoT technologies can solve that business problem and deliver the desired business benefits and outcomes.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The purpose of any technology (including IoT technology)
  • IoT definition – the what
  • IoT impact and benefits in different industries – the why
  • IoT solution reference and architecture – the how
  • IoT solution design patterns
  • A case study
  • The book's strategy