The hype about integration platforms

PaaS, or Platforms as a Service, provides the indispensable building blocks for constructing an information ecosystem able to respond to the problems of data management and interpretation.

In October 2015, the conference ’Internet of Things World Europe’ took place in Berlin, bringing together over three days start-ups and businesses interested in the Internet of things.

The market, which has a promising future, is developing and attracting an increasing number of people.

At this stage, the maturity of the technology is already apparent from the increasing number of  detectors and sensors flooding the market and a diversity of data transmission technologies (Bluetooth, LoRa, Sigfox, 4G, 5G, etc.).

So, the question remained: what is being done with this data, how is it being stored and integrated? The answer is now provided by the emergence of integration platforms able to offer industry complete software suites for analysing integrating, processing and visualising data.

PaaS, or Platforms as a Service, provides the indispensable building blocks for constructing an information ecosystem able to respond to the problems of data management and interpretation.

In Berlin, at least 7 of the 24 exhibitors presented platform concepts covering the inherent requirements for every IoT model.

The market is now ready for a big leap forward and the exponential development which the machine-to-machine connection represents.

And so, you may ask yourself, what about Belgium? Things are moving forward too. The launch of the LoRa and Sigfox networks initiated the launch of projects linked to the IoT and start-ups such as Crossnode are more and more putting their name to the integration platform trend.