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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

IoT platform overview

The IoT platform definition according to Gartner is an on-premises software suite or a cloud service (IoT platform as a service (PaaS)) that monitors and may manage and control various types of endpoints, often via application business units deployed on the platform. An IoT platform usually provides (or provisions) web-scale infrastructure capabilities to support basic and advanced IoT solutions and digital business operations.

Practically, we define the IoT platform as a platform that provides and supports the following capabilities for IoT solutions:

  • IoT core, which covers the IoT Cloud gateway that supports different protocols for receiving and sending IoT data or messages from and to IoT devices – protocols such as MQTT, HTTPS, and MQTT over WebSocket.  
  • IoT device management, which covers how to control IoT devices remotely, firmware updates, and many other device management features. 
  • IoT analytics, which covers...