IoT & Embedded Technology

Amazon AWS & Microsoft Azure IoT Deep Dive
by Roy Murdock and Steve Hoffenberg, with Chris Rommel, March 2016spacer

Inside This VDC View
The last twelve months have been an exciting time in the IoT market, with tech giants such as Intel, IBM, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft looking to expand their large, cloud-based services platforms to appeal to a wide range of customers. The recurring nature of annual service revenues is attractive for large organizations that face shrinking margins on traditional "sell-once" products.

Two of the largest IoT cloud competitors, Amazon and Microsoft, have recently added IoT-specific services to their overarching cloud services portfolios. In this VDC view, we will explore Amazon's AWS and Microsoft's Azure IoT in detail, outlining the key differences in protocol selection, security, marketing, and pricing.

VDC Views provide ongoing insight into key technology market trends related to hardware, software, tools, and services. Among the topics likely to be explored are noteworthy startups, mergers and acquisitions, security system development best practices, IoT monetization strategies, and more.

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Number of pages: 15
Number of exhibits: 8
Companies mentioned in the report:

  • Amazon
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Microsoft