Posted On: Sep 30, 2020

AWS IoT Core now supports a new IoT rule action to stream time-series data from devices connected to AWS IoT Core directly to your Amazon Timestream database, without writing a single line of code.

For example, you can create a rule to stream sensor location data to an Amazon Timestream database using the Amazon Timestream action for your asset tracking application. Once the data is stored in the Amazon Timestream database, you can then perform time series analysis with the data at 1/10th the cost of a relational database (reference: Amazon Timestream).

Amazon Timestream action is available in all regions where Amazon Timestream is currently available, namely US East (N Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Dublin). Visit AWS Region Table for the most up-to-date region information for Amazon Timestream. With this addition, AWS IoT Core now supports 20 action types. For more information, refer to the AWS IoT documentation.  

AWS IoT Core is a managed cloud service that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT Core can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT Core, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren’t connected. AWS IoT Core also makes it easy to use AWS and Amazon services like AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon S3, Amazon Timestream, and Alexa Voice Service to build IoT applications that gather, process, analyze and act on data generated by connected devices, without having to manage any infrastructure.

Amazon Timestream is a fast, scalable, fully managed time series database service for IoT and operational applications that makes it easy to store and analyze trillions of events per day at 1/10th the cost of relational databases. Timestream is serverless, so there are no servers to manage. It manages time-consuming tasks such as server provisioning, software patching, setup, configuration, or data retention and tiering, freeing you to focus on building your applications.

To learn more about AWS IoT Core, visit AWS IoT Core product page. To learn more about Amazon Timestream, visit Amazon Timestream product page.