The smart product solution provides secure product connectivity to the AWS Cloud, and includes capabilities for local computing within products, sophisticated event rules, and data processing and storage. The solution features fast and robust data ingestion; highly reliable and durable storage of product telemetry data; simple, scalable big data services for analyzing the data; and global messaging and application services to connect with customers.
The smart product solution is designed to provide a framework for connected product services, allowing you to focus on extending the functionality rather than managing the underlying infrastructure operations. You can build upon this framework to address a variety of use cases.
The most recent version of the Smart Product Solution uses the most up-to-date Node.js runtime. Version 1.0 uses the Node.js 8.10 runtime, which reached end-of-life on December 31, 2019. For more information, refer to the deployment guide.
AWS offers a solution that uses AWS IoT services to collect data from smart products, to send that data to the cloud, and to analyze the data. The diagram below presents the components and functionality you can build using the code example on GitHub.
Smart Product Solution architecture
The smart product solution leverages AWS IoT services to ingest and process messages from connected products according to business rules. When you launch the solution, a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline is deployed that uses the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) and AWS CloudFormation to deploy the solution’s architecture.
The smart product solution’s CI/CD pipeline deploys AWS IoT Core, which authenticates messages from smart products and routes those messages to the solution’s microservices (AWS Lambda functions); AWS IoT Device Defender to continuously audit your devices to ensure they don’t deviate from security best practices; and AWS IoT Analytics to analyze data from your smart products.
The template also deploys Amazon DynamoDB tables that store various details about the smart products; Lambda functions that provide the business logic to perform operations and collect data on smart products; and Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) to publish messages from your smart products and deliver those messages to subscribers and other applications.
The smart product solution creates a web console powered by AWS Amplify, and deploys it into an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket configured for web hosting. Amazon CloudFront is used to provide public access to the bucket.
The smart product solution also configures Amazon API Gateway to host the solution’s RESTful APIs, and deploys an Amazon Cognito user pool, which you can use to add user registration and sign-in for included web console.
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