Amazon Web Services launches new IoT offering
AWS IoT SiteWise is a managed service that collects, structures, and searches IoT data from industrial facility devices
Amazon Web Services has announced four new services and capabilities to strengthen internet of things applications.
AWS IoT SiteWise is a new managed service that collects, structures, and searches IoT data from industrial facility devices and uses it to analyze equipment and process performance data.
The new offering includes:
-AWS IoT Events, which is a managed IoT service that detect and respond to changes indicated by IoT sensors and applications, such as malfunctioning equipment or a stuck conveyor belt, and automatically trigger actions or alerts.
-AWS IoT Things Graph, a service which connects different devices and cloud services, such as linking humidity sensors to sprinklers to weather data services to create an agricultural application, through a visual drag-and-drop interface.
-AWS IoT Greengrass Connectors, which gives developers the ability to connect third-party applications like ServiceNow for service management, on-premises software like Splunk for log analytics, and AWS services like Amazon Kinesis for data ingest via common cloud Application Programming Interfaces. With this ability, developers can easily add more features like location-based services, replenishment, industrial data processing, alarm and messaging, repair and maintenance, logistics, and more, without writing code.
“Customers tell us they want to spend less time on the undifferentiated heavy lifting of getting different devices and services to work together and more time innovating on full-featured IoT applications,” said Dirk Didascalou, VP IoT at AWS. “We are giving customers tools that remove the cost and complexity of building applications at the edge with rich data sources to drive better business decision-making. This frees them up to spend time innovating in their core business, instead of writing code to connect devices and applications and to ingest actionable sensor data.”
AWS said that customers can use AWS IoT SiteWise to monitor operations across facilities, quickly compute common industrial performance metrics, build applications that analyze industrial equipment data to prevent costly equipment issues, and reduce gaps in production.
Bayer has made use of AWS IoT SiteWise. Peri Subrahmanya, product manager for IoT at Bayer U.S. Crop Science, said in a statement that the solution “allows for a seamless data capture of relevant open platform communications data streams via a gateway device and modeling of our shelling, treating, and chopping equipment in the cloud in order to help build analytical dashboards. We can then use these dashboards to identify inefficiencies and take corrective action.”