In rating the big IoT platforms, MachNation’s forecast data shows that platform revenue will grow 89 percent overall in 2018.
MachNation has released its IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard for 2018, which provides in-depth ratings of 21 IoT platform vendors. According to their data. IoT platform revenue will grow 89% in 2018. The company predicts that IoT platform revenue in 2018 will reach $3.3 billion and that purchasing from the manufacturing, automotive, logistics, smart city, and utility sectors will increase. The report found that companies are choosing to purchase cloud-based services rather than build their own.
“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.”
MachNation’s IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) was used to evaluate many of the IoT platforms that were also evaluated in the ScoreCard. The company claims to be the only one in the world that conducts tests of IoT platforms and makes the comparison data available for many popular ones such as Microsoft IoT, Amazon AWS IoT, IBM Watson IoT, Software AG Cumulocity IoT and others. The ScoreCard contains several quadrants and matrices to help evaluate the booming platform ecosystem. It ranks vendors on 15 different 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 deep into their products and capabilities. Our ScoreCard and MIT-E do that. “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.”