Strength, flexibility, agility – these are things you would normally associate with athletics. But they also apply to the Industrial Internet of Things – because they are some of the most important attributes the IIoT requires from its software platform.
This is why we are proud to say that Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform has been named a “strong performer” in The Forrester WaveTM: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018. Cumulocity IoT came fourth for the “current offering” category in the 24-criteria evaluation.
In this report of the “15 providers that matter most,” Forrester defines industrial IoT as “software solutions that connect to and manage smart devices and infrastructure in industrial and manufacturing environments to integrate operational data and control into business processes.”
That’s us, with bells on. Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT is an open and independent, device agnostic platform supporting more than 150 pre-integrated devices and 300+ industrial protocols. This ensures secure connectivity to any "Thing" can be achieved quickly and easily.
Cumulocity IoT operates across the cloud, on premises and at the edge, and provides enterprises and service providers with total freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and evolving their IoT distributed deployments seamlessly across any network.
Cumulocity IoT is unique in that it provides enterprises with comprehensive integration capabilities that provide short-term co-existence with legacy process components (including operational historians) along with leading edge IoT data processing capabilities. Using Cumulocity IoT, enterprises can very quickly start with limited scale, cloud-based IoT projects and, as their sophistication grows, be confident to build an IoT platform and IoT services that can grow effortlessly with them.
Additionally, its containerized feature deployment simplifies the management of the overall IIoT platform and regulates its evolution, thus reducing both the cost and risk of the first deployment and every ongoing change.
Because of the open and secure architecture of the Cumulocity IoT platform, a vast ecosystem of third-party products and services are available without the risk of “vendor lock-in.”
In this Forrester report, Principal Analyst Michele Pelino and Senior Analyst Paul Miller noted: “[The Cumulocity IoT platform] offers some of the richest wireless connectivity, industry-specific interface support, and edge connectivity of the solutions [Forrester] evaluated.”
Cumulocity IoT is used by many leading technology companies like Gardner Denver, STW (Sensor-Technik Wiedemann), NTT Communication, Reliance Group, Trakerando, and many more.
Significantly, Cumulocity IoT’s multi-tenancy securely segments customer data and fully enables businesses to offer services through B2B2X business models. Many such businesses are Software AG’s telecom customers such as Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, Ooredoo, and POST Luxembourg, who is developing its own IoT services and marketing to its several thousands of customers. Which is hardly surprising when one considers that carrier-grade security was designed and built into the platform from the outset.
Cumulocity IoT is an IoT-as-a-Service solution that includes enhanced high availability and multi-cluster deployment options. It incorporates several carrier-grade features, including code-free integration of devices supporting Low Power WAN (LPWAN), Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Lightweight M2M and includes fully flexible UI development.
The full report of The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018 can be downloaded below. A free trial of the Cumulocity IoT platform is available here.