AWS IoT Greengrass
AWS IoT Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to edge devices so they can act locally on the data they generate, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and durable storage. With AWS IoT Greengrass, connected devices can run AWS Lambda functions, Docker containers, or both, execute predictions based on machine learning models, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely – even when not connected to the Internet.
With AWS IoT Greengrass, you can use familiar languages and programming models to create and test your device software in the cloud, and then deploy it to your devices. AWS IoT Greengrass can be programmed to filter device data, manage the life cyle of that data on the device, and only transmit necessary information back to AWS. You can also connect to third-party applications, on-premises software, and AWS services out-of-the-box with AWS IoT Greengrass Connectors. Connectors also jumpstart device onboarding with pre-built protocol adapter integrations and allow you to streamline authentication via integration with AWS Secrets Manager.
Respond to local events in near real-time
Simplified device programming with container support
Reduce the cost of running IoT applications
Broad platform support
You can run AWS IoT Greengrass software on any hardware device that supports the minimum hardware and software requirements. You can use the AWS Partner Device Catalog to browse and buy devices that have been qualified by AWS to work optimally with AWS IoT Greengrass. You can also use AWS IoT Device Tester to self-test if your devices will run AWS IoT Greengrass and interoperate with AWS IoT services.
How it works
AWS IoT Greengrass lets you build IoT solutions that connect different types of devices with the cloud and each other. Devices that run Linux, including distributions such as Ubuntu and Raspbian, and support Arm or x86 architectures can host the AWS IoT Greengrass Core. The AWS IoT Greengrass Core enables the local execution of AWS Lambda code, messaging, data management, and security. Devices running AWS IoT Greengrass Core act as a hub that can communicate with other devices that are running Amazon FreeRTOS or have the AWS IoT Device SDK installed. These devices could vary in size, from smaller microcontroller-based devices to large appliances. AWS IoT Greengrass Core devices, AWS IoT Device SDK-enabled devices, and Amazon FreeRTOS devices can be configured to communicate with one another in an AWS IoT Greengrass group. If the AWS IoT Greengrass Core device loses connectivity to the cloud, devices in the AWS IoT Greengrass group can continue to communicate with each other over the local network. An AWS IoT Greengrass group may represent one floor of a building, one truck, or an entire mining site.
AWS IoT Greengrass provides pre-built connectors so you can easily extend edge device functionality without writing code. AWS IoT Greengrass Connectors enable you to quickly connect to third-party applications, on-premises software, and AWS services at the edge.
AWS IoT Greengrass provides hardware root of trust private key storage for edge devices. You can use AWS IoT Greengrass capabilities alongside hardware-secured message encryption.
Ecofit uses AWS IoT Greengrass to gather gym equipment data to better maintain equipment and extend life of assets.
Cradlewise uses AWS IoT Greengrass to ensure its smart baby cradle can keep devices operating in offline mode.
"At ADLINK, the scope of our partner offerings is key to building the best solution to solve each customer’s specific business problem. Container support for AWS IoT Greengrass is an exciting leap forward for our customers to deploy diverse workloads on AWS IoT Greengrass without rewriting code and continue to develop new applications in languages and environments familiar to development teams."
Toby McClean, VP, IoT Solutions & Technology Innovation - ADLINK
"Docker and AWS are collaborating on our shared vision of how workloads can be more easily deployed to edge devices. Docker's industry-leading container technology including Docker Desktop and Docker Hub are integral to advancing developer workflows for modern apps and IoT solutions. Our customers can now deploy and run Docker containers seamlessly on AWS IoT Greengrass devices, enabling development teams to ship apps faster and accelerate the migration of apps from the data center to the cloud, and now to edge devices."
David Messina, EVP Strategic Alliances - Docker
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