For the second year, MachNation has published its IoT Edge ScoreCard to aid enterprise, systems integrators, and service providers in their research processes and to provide guidelines for the most important edge characteristics. We have conducted these analyses due to the great diversity in the quality of edge platforms and the technological heritage of the various platform vendors.
Note: enterprises requiring detailed analyses of IoT platforms based on hands-on tests of IoT platform capabilities and usability should see MachNation’s IoT platform test lab called MIT-E.
MachNation’s 2019 IoT Edge ScoreCard includes the following vendors (listed alphabetically): ADLINK, Amazon, Bosch, ClearBlade, Crosser, Eurotech, FogHorn Systems, Interactor, Litmus Automation, Microsoft, Nymea, Rigado, Siemens, Software AG, SWIM, Telit, and Wicastr.
“MachNation’s second annual IoT Edge ScoreCard is the industry’s most thorough review of IoT edge platforms,” said Steve Hilton, MachNation president and analyst. “Enterprises must understand these platforms’ strengths and weaknesses, because we estimate that more than 75% of all industrial IoT deployments use edge capabilities.”
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MachNation’s ScoreCard contains several graphics to help clarify the strengths of IoT edge platform vendors’ solutions. The ScoreCard ranks vendors using 17 detailed technical and business criteria.
“Based on customer demand, we’ve included summary figures in this year’s ScoreCard describing vendors’ primary edge capabilities including edge visualization, edge analytics, edge data processing, edge data storage, hypervisor/OS, edge management, and edge hardware,” said Samuel Hale, MachNation analyst and head of IoT platform testing.