The Internet of Things on AWS – Official Blog

Category: Best Practices

Before Developing Real Devices: Exploring a Business Outcome with Simulated Devices

Realize business outcomes with the IoT Device Simulator, AWS IoT Analytics, Amazon QuickSight, Microsoft Power BI, and Tableau Customers often get wrapped up in slower hardware development cycles before they have real, potential business outcomes identified and agreed upon for their business. This post highlights how customers should consider using simulated devices to explore business […]

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Get Started with the IoT Foundation Series from AWS Training and Certification

The IoT Foundation Series, a new curriculum dedicated to IoT on AWS, is now available online on the AWS Training and Certification website. This curriculum contains self-directed online training classes that are scenario-based and aligned with the library of IoT design patterns called the IoT Atlas and IoT best practices in AWS whitepapers. This curriculum […]

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Introducing AWS CloudFormation support for AWS IoT Analytics

AWS CloudFormation support for AWS IoT Analytics resources was launched on December 18th, 2018. In this blog post, we introduce conventions for building IoT Analytics projects using CloudFormation and provide an array of sample templates to help you get started. As a refresher, every AWS IoT Analytics project has three required resources for data ingestion, […]

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AWS IoT Device Tester for Amazon FreeRTOS and AWS IoT Device Tester for AWS Greengrass

AWS IoT Device Tester is now available. AWS IoT Device Tester is a Windows/Linux/macOS test automation application that enables silicon vendors and OEMs to easily perform qualification testing to determine if their devices can run Amazon FreeRTOS or AWS IoT Greengrass and interoperate with AWS IoT services. AWS IoT Device Tester produces a test report that serves […]

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Integrating AWS IoT and AWS Greengrass into the Automotive Grade Linux Software Stack

Post by Hitendra Nishar, AWS Solutions Builder Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is an open source project to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for connected vehicles. AGL is building a Linux-based, open software platform that can serve as the de facto industry standard and enable rapid development of new features […]

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How AWS IoT Core is Helping Customers Navigate the Upcoming Distrust of Symantec Certificate Authorities

NOTE: This blog post describes important public key infrastructure (PKI) issues related to browser and mobile application connectivity to AWS IoT Core. For information about public key certificates and TLS, see Chain of Trust and Certificate Authorities in High Performance Browser Networking. Overview Google, Apple, and Mozilla have announced that, starting October, 2018, they will […]

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Using AWS IoT for Predictive Maintenance

The interest in machine learning for industrial and manufacturing use cases on the edge is growing. Manufacturers need to know when a machine is about to fail so they can better plan for maintenance. For example, as a manufacturer, you might have a machine that is sensitive to various temperature, velocity, or pressure changes. When […]

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MQTT with TLS client authentication on port 443: Why it is useful and how it works

The AWS IoT Core service now allows you to connect devices using MQTT with TLS client authentication on port 443.  Previously this combination of protocol and authentication mechanism was only supported on port 8883.  So what’s the big deal? Read on to learn more about how this feature makes it easier to connect your devices […]

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Using Device Time to Validate AWS IoT Server Certificates

AWS IoT Core supports a wide variety of clients, including browsers running applications built using the AWS IoT Device SDK for JavaScript, smartphones running applications built on the AWS Mobile SDKs, and embedded applications built with the AWS IoT Device SDKs. Each of these environments has different capabilities; some have more memory or faster CPUs […]

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