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IBM Watson IoT Platform

Fully managed and cloud-hosted service that accelerates enterprise IoT insight
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IBM Watson IoT PlatformProduct Overview

  1. About IBM Watson IoT Platform
  2. Pros of IBM Watson IoT Platform
  3. Cons of IBM Watson IoT Platform
  4. Breakdown of core features

IBM Watson IoT Platform product overview

IBM Watson IoT Platform is a fully managed, cloud-hosted service for simplifying and deriving value from IoT devices. It is a complete end-to-end IoT solution that integrates a bundled set of services to connect, capture, register, analyze, and archive IoT devices and data.

IBM Watson IoT Platform provides a set of IBM Cloud services as a single IBM-managed SaaS offering that enables businesses to collect and analyze relevant product performance and usage data for IoT-enabled assets. The platform provides cognitive Watson APIs, visual dashboards, rich developer resources, and industry-leading security to accelerate enterprise IoT insight.

It empowers organizations to use IoT data to understand current conditions and trends, comprehend unstructured data from videos and images, and extract unstructured textual data for insights. With the IBM Watson IoT Platform, companies can manage risk and gather insights across the entire IoT landscape, using dashboards and sophisticated alerts to monitor devices, apps, and connections.

Pros of IBM Watson IoT Platform

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  • Users can opt to store data in the IBM Watson IoT Platform for a preferred period, allowing them to access historical and real-time data for their devices.
  • The platform facilitates secure data transfer to various devices. It uses MQTT with TLS to secure all communication between the devices and the platform service.

Cons of IBM Watson IoT Platform

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  • Some users commented that IBM Watson IoT provides limited training materials and documentation.

Breakdown of core features

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Device management

Using IBM Watson IoT Platform’s device management service, users can perform device actions like rebooting or updating firmware, receive device diagnostics and metadata, or perform bulk device addition and removal.

Analytics and Watson APIs

The platform streamlines the complete management of the IoT landscape and enables better business decisions. Businesses can get real-time analysis of user, machine, and system-generated data, including speech, text, video, and social sentiment, through the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Manage and integrate IoT data

With the IBM Watson IoT Platform, users can analyze data, perform rich analytics from structured and unstructured sources, and gain their own IoT data history. Moreover, users can parse, filter, and transform data. They can also cache or archive data selectively for off-platform analytics or integration with IoT apps.

Manage risk and security

This IoT platform governs applications and devices within an IoT ecosystem by recognizing usage and performance patterns and detecting anomalies. It validates IoT data and transactions.

(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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