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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


In this chapter, you learned about IoT devices and edge computing, covering different topics such as microcontrollers and how you can select the best-fit microcontroller or IoT device for your IoT project. Then, we covered embedded software, the need for an RTOS, the benefits of an RTOS, how you can select an RTOS platform for your IoT devices, and we explored FreeRTOS and Amazon FreeRTOS as examples of RTOS platforms. Finally, we covered the IoT edge from three perspectives – IoT edge location, IoT edge hardware, and IoT edge software. Regarding IoT edge software, we covered a generic IoT edge software platform, explaining the different components required for it. Then, we explained in some detail the Amazon Greengrass IoT software edge solution as an implementation example of IoT edge software.

Now, you will be able to identify and evaluate different solutions or options for IoT devices and the IoT edge.

With this chapter, we have completed all IoT aspects at...