The research company PAC | teknowlogy group Radar observes that IoT platforms based on open source are receiving more attention in the market and that also business users tend to consider them as a potential option in the IoT space. Based on this, PAC | teknowlogy Group for the first time has evaluated IoT platforms based on open source.
One reason the research company sees for the growing importance is that IoT platforms based on open source provide a continuous stream of improvement. The faster this stream is, the better for the users. This includes for instance bug fixing on existing code, but also the development of totally new components to enhance the current functionality.
Bosch IoT Suite: Clear market leader in IoT platforms based on open source
From the report
The analysts consider Bosch IoT Suite the clear market leader when it comes to open source based IoT platforms. They first put emphasis on Bosch.IO’s (formerly Bosch Software Innovations) contribution to the Eclipse IoT working group. Overall, developers from Bosch.IO contributed around 50% of the code (around 1.5 million lines of code from the total of around 3 million) to Eclipse IoT. Bosch IoT Suite, the Bosch Group’s core platform for IoT solutions, is based on open source.
They also insist on Bosch.IO’s large service offering around open source: consulting, UX development, hosting, training, support.