Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and 18 Others Compared in MachNation’s Newest IoT Platform ScoreCard

Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and 18 Others Compared in MachNation's Newest IoT Platform ScoreCard

Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and 18 Others Compared in MachNation's Newest IoT Platform ScoreCard

MachNation announces the availability of its IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard for 2018, an in-depth rating of 21 Internet of Things (IoT) platform vendors.

According to MachNation forecast data, IoT platform revenue will grow 89% in 2018. MachNation forecasts that 2018 IoT platform revenue will reach USD3.3 billion with increased purchasing from enterprises in manufacturing, automotive, logistics/distribution, utility and smart cities sectors. Rather than building their own platforms, MachNation finds that enterprises are choosing to purchase cloud-based offerings from best-in-class IoT AEP vendors.

chart: IoT forecasts - IoT application enablement and device management platform revenue 2017-2026“MachNation’s fourth annual ScoreCard is the industry’s largest, longest-running, most complete, independent evaluation of IoT platforms,” said Dima Tokar, CTO and head analyst, MachNation. “Enterprises, service providers, systems integrators and application developers use MachNation’s ScoreCard to gain critical information about top-tier platforms in the global market.”

Many of the IoT platforms evaluated in the ScoreCard are separately evaluated in MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E), MachNation’s hands-on test and comparison lab. MachNation is the only firm in the world that conducts hands-on tests of IoT platforms and makes test-based comparison data available for platforms like Microsoft IoT, Amazon AWS IoT, IBM Watson IoT, Software AG Cumulocity IoT and others.

MachNation’s ScoreCard contains several quadrants and matrices to help clarify a muddy, yet booming platform ecosystem. The ScoreCard ranks vendors using 15 detailed technical and business criteria including developer focus, deployment models, operational sophistication, partnerships and strategy.

“Platform vendors all have similar marketing for their products,” said Samuel Hale, analyst and testing specialist, MachNation.

“If you’re serious about understanding platform differences, you need to dig deeply into their products and capabilities. Our ScoreCard and MIT-E do that.”

According to Hale, “In order to capture the key trends in the ecosystem, we completed an in-depth analysis of the following vendors: Amazon, AT&T, Axonize, Ayla Networks, Bosch, ClearBlade, Ericsson, HPE, Huawei, IBM, InterDigital, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, Relayr, SAP, Scriptr.io, SiteWhere, Software AG, Telit and TheThings.iO.”

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Everything can be smart: Key traits of the newest smart cities – Part 2

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New York is the newest state to allow self-driving car tests

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New York will start approving applications for self-driving car permits this month, making it the latest U.S. state to open its roads to driverless vehicles.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the year-long pilot program, aimed at exploring the possibilities of self-driving cars in New York and figuring out if they’re safe.

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New York requires that a human be behind the wheel and that the car complies with all safety and inspection standards. It has also banned self-driving cars from driving in construction and school zones.

Successful applicants must submit a full report of the test by March 2018.

“New York has emerged as one of the nation’s leading hubs for innovation, and as we invite companies and entrepreneurs to reimagine transportation technology, we will encourage the development of new, safe travel options for New Yorkers,” said Cuomo.

“With this action, we are taking a careful yet balanced approach to incorporating autonomous vehicles on our roads to reduce dangerous driving habits, decrease the number of accidents and save lives on New York roadways.”

NYC too tough on driverless tech?

New York City is the most metropolitan city in the U.S. and one of the most densely populated in the world, making it a very unique place to test self-driving cars. Automakers and technology companies may even be willing to foot the $ 5 million insurance policy tagged onto the permit, if it allows them to test sensors and systems in the city.

The press release says nothing about trials after the current one ends, but we should expect New York to lower its barriers to self-driving vehicles in the future, unless the cars turn out to be even more riskier than humans driving in NYC.

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