The number of IoT platforms is growing globally
It is reported by the analytical company IoT Analytics. It is stated that currently there are 450 different IoT platforms in the world. That is 25% more than the last year. However, such a growth will not last long. Although startups that offer new platform solutions still emerge, analytics say that the majority of large IT companies have their proprietary projects in this field. Experts believe that IT giants will develop the solutions further, rather than invent new technologies.
The report also states that currently IоТ platforms are manufactured in 40 countries of the world. Most of developers live and work in the USA. Last year, over 30 companies disappeared from the market: they were either closed or merged by larger companies.
A great part of modern IoT platforms is intended to support devices of the Industrial Internet of Things (32%). The second place is shared by smart city and smart home technologies (21% and 21%). For comparison: last year, smart home technologies occupied the first place.