Top 8 Platforms For IoT Development

IoT is a phenomenon that includes Machine-to-Human communication (M2H), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Location-Based Services (LBS), Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) sensors, vehicle telematics, and much more. One of the most crucial developments of the 21st Century — IoT — is gaining prominence in almost every sector. According to sources, the global IoT analytics market size is expected to grow USD 27.8 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 26% during the forecast period. 

In this article, we list down the top 8 platforms for IoT development one must know.

(The list is in alphabetical order)

1| DeviceHive

About: DeviceHive is an open-source, scalable, hardware and cloud-agnostic microservice-based IoT data platform with a wide range of device integration options. It consists of communication layer, control software, multi-platform libraries and clients to bootstrap development of smart energy, home automation, remote sensing, telemetry, remote control and monitoring software, among others.

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2| Kaa

About: Kaa is a highly flexible, multi-purpose, open-source middleware platform for implementing complete end-to-end IoT solutions, connected applications, and smart products. The platform provides a range of features that allow building applications for smart products, manage their device ecosystems flexibly, orchestrate end-to-end data processing, and other such. The Kaa platform supports lightweight IoT protocols for device connection, such as MQTT. The platform also allows building applications that function over any type of network connection, either persistent or intermittent.

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3| Mainflux

About: Mainflux is modern, scalable, secure, open-source, and patent-free IoT cloud platform written in Go. The platform is built as a set of microservices, containerised by Docker and orchestrated with Kubernetes. The IoT platform serves as software infrastructure and middleware which provides data aggregation and data management, connectivity and message routing, device management and other such.

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4| Mocana

About: The Mocana IoT Platform is an embedded security software solution which helps software developers to minimise the time to integrate strong security controls into the embedded applications. The software is basically provided as source code and can be customised as well as compiled into applications on resource-constrained chips, including microcontroller units (MCUs), single board computers (SBCs), among others within industrial control, electronics as well as IoT devices. The cybersecurity solution of this platform includes a simple set of APIs for Java, C++ and Python.

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About: is an application software platform for IoT devices. It provides a web-enabled, secure, modular and extensible C++ and JavaScript IoT application environment on top of Linux, consisting of middleware, protocols and rich APIs. provides ready-to-use and industry-proven software building blocks that enable applications to collect, process, filter, analyse and visualise sensors. One can also process data locally or directly where it originates.

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About: is a cloud IoT Platform that provides necessary tools to prototype, scale and manage connected products in a very simple way. platform is formed by two main products: a backend which is the actual IoT server and a web-based frontend that simplifies working with all the features using any computer or smartphone. The goal of this platform is to democratise the use of IoT, making it accessible to the whole world by streamlining the development of big IoT projects.

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7| ThingSpeak

About: ThingSpeak is an IoT analytics platform service that allows you to aggregate, visualise and analyse live data streams on the cloud and provides instant visualisations of data posted by your devices to ThingSpeak. Some of the key capabilities of ThingSpeak include the ability to configure devices to send data using popular IoT protocols, aggregate data on-demand from third-party sources, prototype and build IoT systems without setting up servers or developing web software and other such. 

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8| Zetta

About: Zetta is an open-source platform built on Node.js for creating Internet of Things servers that run across geo-distributed computers and the cloud. It combines REST APIs, WebSockets and reactive programming for assembling many devices into data-intensive, real-time applications. With Zetta, a user can link Raspberry Pi, BeagleBones and PCs together with cloud platforms to create geo-distributed networks.

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Ambika Choudhury
A Technical Journalist who loves writing about Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. A lover of music, writing and learning something out of the box.

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