Nitendra Gautam

Internet of Things

Internet of things(IoT) is a concept in which different physical devices, vehicles , smart devices/connected devices, buildings ,sensors which are used in our daily lives are connected with each other and can exchange data with each other .With the help of IOT ,remote devices/sensors/Actuators can be controlled remotely across different network Infrastructure. This integration of physical system and computer based systems improves efficiency ,accuracy and economic benefits enabling reduction in human intervention .It has been estimated that IoT will have approximately 30 billion objects/devices by 2020 dominating the network traffic in Internet.

What produces IOT Data

  • Sensor: Physical sensors generates data related to temperature ,weather ,pressure etc

  • Actuator: These are devices which can perform actions based on commands received from the internet

  • Controller: It is an application which provide intelligence to the internet

  • Bridge: As different devices has different protocols for data transfer ,a bridge or gateway is needed to communicate between each other

IOT Verticals and Technology Stack

  • Smart Grids
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • Smart Homes
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Smart Cities
  • Intelligent Health Platform
  • Precision Agriculture

IoT System Protocols and Platforms

Below table mentions some of the protocol and platform that can be used to handle IoT Data.

Infrastrcuture6LowPAN, IPv4/IPv6, RPL
IdentificationEPC, uCode, IPv6, URIs
Communication/TransportWifi ,Bluetooth ,LPWAN
DiscoveryPsysical Web ,mDNS ,DNS-SD
Data ProtocolsMQTT ,CoAP , AMQP ,VSCP ,XMPP
Device ManagementTR-069, OMA-DM
SemanticJSON-LD ,Web Thing Model
Multi-Layer FrameworksAlljoyn ,IoTivity ,Homekit
Back End Time Series/NoSQL DatabaseCassandra ,InfluxDB ,Apache Hbase
Data Analytics componentsApache Spark , Apache Kafka
Real Time dashboardsTableau ,Grafana
In Memory Data GridsEcache ,Hazelcast
Data FormatsJSON ,XML


[1] IOT Tech Stack Explained

[2] IOT Wiki Page

[3] Iot Protocls

[4] IOT Open Source Tools

[5] Intillegent Health