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Internet of Things (IoT): Top 10 IoT platforms for India and how to choose them

The Internet of things is a collection of physical objects that talk to each other and to other devices or systems over the internet. Moreover, the IoT platform acts as a middleware between hardware like sensors as well as the application. In fact, the application acts as consumers of the data.

There are many factors that come into the picture when choosing the right platform for the enterprise.

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  • The completeness of the platform. Make sure to find a total, end-to-end solution that covers all relevant functions.
  • The flexibility that is built into a platform that if needed, allows you to switch to other vendors
  • The level of ongoing support from the provider.
  • It is very important to understand the cost of the platforms

The platform-specific criteria are as follows


IoT platform should able to integrate with existing businesses and should be easy to use.


Ensure that the IoT platform has the capability to grow with your business.

Total end-to-end security

It is very important to check the implementation of security in the IoT platforms.

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There are many IoT platforms available: open source and proprietary. Some of the platforms are cloud-based and others are non-cloud or on-prem based.

Furthermore, it is better to deploy your platform on-premises for most control or in the cloud for fast time to value. Moreover, the cost of on-cloud depends upon the cost of services offered on the cloud. On the cloud, it may not be possible to connect with all types of devices which is the prime need as per the scalability of the IoT platform.

Here is my list of 10 IoT platforms based on many criteria like support for devices, scalability, security, and the cost.


Mainflux is a performant and secure open-source IoT platform with a complete set of capabilities. For example, it is used for the development of Internet of Things solutions, IoT applications, and smart connected products. More so, it is a protocol as well as a device-agnostic. Furthermore, Mainflux is easy to deploy on-prem, hybrid, or in the cloud.

2. Blynk IoT platform

Blynk is a free platform. Above all, it is the most popular IoT platform connecting devices to the cloud. In addition, It is a PaaS based implementation.

3. Fogwing

Fogwing is the comprehensive Industrial IoT Platform available as a service. It is based on a subscription model. Fogwing is a no-code platform. Fogwing supports:-

Wireless Cellular Network (3G/4G/5G), NB-IoT, LTE-M, Private LoRaWAN, or Wired network protocols.


Furthermore, it provides an enterprise type of capability for industrial automation. The model of delivery is PaaS. More so, it is meant for small and medium enterprises.

4. Bevywise

Bevywise IoT platform is a SaaS-based extendable server framework. In a nutshell, it is a versatile, extendable, and complete server-side platform. This platform can integrate with both IoT/IIoT based devices for any commercial/industrial use cases. Basically, it provides REST API’s, mobile SDK, FCM integration, and data perception. One can connect devices, sensors, web clients, mobile devices to the platform. Moreover, it can help in data analysis, visualization, etc within a single framework.

5. IoT glue

IoT glue is a mobile-based IoT integration platform. It is API driven technology which can scale through adapters that support many protocols. Moreover, IoT glue has vertical-specific solutions for Fleet management, Smart City Solutions, Smart farming, and Smart Building management.

6. Kaa Internet Of Things Platform

Kaa is an open-source, a multipurpose, middleware platform for complete IoT based solutions. Due to this, it can be on-premises,cloud-based, or both. Kaa reduces risk, cost, and market time. Moreover, it has support for various hardware types like sensors, gateways, machines, smartphones, trucks, wearable, etc.

7. AWS Internet Of Things Platform

Amazon IoT platform is a cloud-based platform that is meant to gather data from the IoT devices. It provides SDK for the application to access the services exposed by the IoT platform. Amazon IoT platform is secure but it not meant for the critical applications. Although, there is a high learning curve, the infrastructure scales to billions of devices and trillions of messages. More so, the AWS IoT platform supports MQTT and HTTPS protocol.

8. Salesforce Internet Of Things Cloud

Salesforce IoT is powered by Salesforce Thunder. Moreover, it gathers data from devices, websites, and partners. This helps in getting a real-time response. Moreover, Salesforce (CRM) combined with IoT delivers improves customer service. Furthermore, it can scale to billions of devices and messages.

9. Echolo

Echolo is an IoT platform meant to be deployed in the private network. Moreover, the enterprises that cannot deploy to the open Internet or transmit data through a public cloud demand security and control through Echolo IoT platform. Furthermore, the platform is secure and it exposes RESTful APIs to be consumed by the applications. Hence, the platform is built for scalability and meeting the demanding needs of the customers.

10. GE Predix Internet Of Things Platform

Predix is the world’s first industry-based IoT platform. It is designed for factories and provides a simple ecosystem. It can analyze the data from the machine and store them. More so, this platform is secure, scalable, and extendable. Predix is a cloud-based platform in the form of PaaS (Platform as service).


In a nutshell, there is a large number of IoT platforms for both large and small businesses. From the Indian perspective, cost, security, and scalability are major factors in deciding on the IoT platform. Although, as per Statista, the US and China are the leading spenders on IoT, India has still a long way to go in the adoption of this technology.

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