Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are increasingly popular as cloud Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, according to a developer survey by the Eclipse Foundation, an organization whose goal is the creation of an open IoT.
The poll of 502 individuals between January and March of this year found 51.8% of developers named AWS their preferred IoT cloud platform, followed by 31.2% for Microsoft Azure.
Google Cloud Platform users accounted for 18.79% of users surveyed, a decline from 2017.
"There's clearly cloud growth for IoT and public cloud is the predominant scenario," says Eclipse Foundation executive director Mike Milinkovich. In addition, public cloud platforms are gaining over private cloud and on-premises IoT deployments.
Other notable findings include the discovery that time series data is the most collected data type, followed by device information and log data.
Meanwhile, the lead IoT issues cited by those polled were security, data collection and analytics, connectivity, and hardware integration.
Survey respondents said they are working most frequently on building IoT platforms, followed by home automation systems, industrial automation, smart cities, energy management, and agriculture.
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