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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


Microcontrollers are not new; they have been available for decades now. They are everywhere in everyday consumer products, such as ovens, refrigerators, toasters, mobile devices, televisions, cars, ATMs, printers, and so many other devices around us. They are usually hidden or buried in such products.

In the next few sections, we will cover microcontrollers in very high-level detail without going into low-level electronics or hardware details, which are beyond the scope and goal of this book.

The main goal of this chapter is to make you – as an IoT solution architect or designer – aware, to some extent, of how IoT devices work in large-scale and production-grade IoT solutions at a high level.

Designing and developing an IoT device is out of the scope of this chapter and this book, so we will not discuss things such as Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and manufacturing; we will assume that part is typically done by specialized electronic and...