One of the most important parts in a solution of IoT is the decision of the type of backend which we will use. If you are a craft person, chances are that you think your own hub based in WebApi and hostees on AZURE. Then it will be time to think on topics such as security, scalability, etc. Here are actors like Azure Event Hub, Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics, etc. At the end you end up giving a look at Azure IoT Suite, that is more than just insurance.
Another important issue is the ability of data processing in the backend. Like it or not, the fact to be able to present the data in a friendly manner is something that is always appreciated. Here Excel and BI-Power tend to be one choice that Interestingly, in my case I prefer to use Avanade Touch Analytics (multi-platform and very powerful)
Now, if you want to be unaspruebas with a platform that you automatically, similar capabilities you can try other options. For example Lab of Things or Connect the Dots .
To give you a little bit of weight, just start saying that Lab of Things has been created by the people of Microsoft Research. This already by itself, gives us a good taste at the beginning. To me what more I liked is the quantity of projects of Research that are already created and which can be used as a basis for new solutions from IoT.
On the other hand Connect the Dots not start wrong, has been created by the people of Microsoft Open Technologies. Within this solution (hosted on GitHub, of course) we can find examples of code, configuration files, and more that will serve us to assemble a solution from scratch using Azure services. This example is that arrive starting from scratch, then investigate and learn a little.
So now you know, if you want to save a couple of days (or more) reversed a morning and up you can have a fun time.
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Lab of Things: http://www.lab-of-things.com/
Connect the Dots: https://github.com/msopentech/connectthedots
PS: If you’re waiting for an analysis of necessary services and code to interact with each of these platforms, so that in upcoming posts.