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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 3: The "T" in IoT – Devices and Edge

Now, we've come to the last letter of the word "IoT," which is the letter "T", referring to Things or IoT devices. This is another interesting topic, so let's deep-dive into it.

In IoT solutions, devices can be anything capable of sensing and/or actuating a physical object, have some processing capacity, and are connected to a local area network or the internet. Your smartphone, for example, can be considered an IoT device. Most smartphones have fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors. They also have operating systems such as Android and iOS and have applications that run on top of such operating systems. They are connected devices and can be connected to the internet or a local area network, such as a Wi-Fi network.

In this chapter, we will cover the different topics around IoT devices. The smartphone example mentioned previously was just to explain...