IoTFriday E41 | A cheap alternative to the big IoT platforms?!


A couple of big vendors have big platforms available for IoT solutions. They are around us for a while and have evolved into stable large scale solutions. What if you are a small company just starting with a small scale IoT solution? Where to start? We come to the conclusion that the big platforms like Microsoft Azure, IBM Watson IoT or Amazon’s AWS have quite a threshold for starting level IoT solutions.

Let’s assume you are tinkering with raspberry pi or arduino type of solutions that do not scale (yet) to 100.000’s, the need for a low threshold, small scale platform is there. We ask you to give us examples of platforms you use(d) that classify for this situation. This may be the starting point for a series of IoTFriday that discusses different (small-scale) platforms out there.

Tom Van de Ven


Tom van de Ven is active in the field of High Tech testing for 15 years. As a High Tech test expert he is a frequently asked sparring partner for Sogeti High Tech customers with regard to starting/professionalizing test projects. Besides a multitude of test assignments (eg. in the field of healthcare, semiconductors, agriculture and automotive) he is an active member of the Sogeti High Tech Test Competence Centre and a speaker for High Tech seminars. Tom uses his experience in a role as a coach for (starting) High Tech test engineers and is constantly looking for improvements in High Tech test methodologies. He is the author of the book that combines Internet of Things and TMap: IoTMap!!!. He also teaches and develops several testing courses in the embedded and high tech domain. If not teaching, testing a tunnel or promoting “Quick Tech Testing” you can find him setting up a high tech test automation framework for the odd customer.

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