The Bosch IoT Suite is a comprehensive toolbox in the cloud provided as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
This flexible IoT platform bases on open standards and open source, leveraging different Eclipse IoT projects – many initiated and actively driven by Bosch Software Innovations. The Bosch IoT Suite consists of various cloud-enabled services and software packages that enable the fast, easy, and secure development of sustainable applications in the Internet of Things. It thereby serves as the platform on which Bosch and its customers can build a broad range of solutions and projects.
The Bosch IoT Suite is available as a package of fully managed, shared services in the Bosch IoT Cloud and on Amazon Web Services. The device management capabilities of the Bosch IoT Suite (the Bosch IoT Remote Manager) are also available on other clouds such as Microsoft Azure and SAP Leonardo, and they can be installed on-premise as well.
Using the Bosch IoT Suite services, developers can quickly build, implement, and operate cloud-based and highly scalable IoT applications. The Bosch IoT Suite provides core functionality for the most common IoT scenarios:
Devices can be directly connected to the cloud via the Bosch IoT Hub and the Bosch IoT Remote Manager. The Bosch IoT Suite’s connectivity layer abstracts the communication protocols of the devices. It processes both telemetry ingestion and command and control messages, and it includes security aspects like authentication and authorization as well.
Alternatively, the Bosch IoT Gateway Software supports indirect connection of devices via gateways (i.e., for data privacy reasons and many other user cases). This software is fully hardware independent and runs on Bosch gateways but also on third-party devices.
Bosch IoT Things enables the creation of an abstract representation of a real-world asset/device (any “thing”) in the cloud. This so-called digital twin comprises all the capabilities and aspects a physical thing provides. It works like a mirror that keeps the real and digital worlds in sync. Furthermore, the digital twin layer handles relationships between assets, e.g., through topologies.
The Bosch IoT Remote Manager is responsible for device configuration, monitoring, and remote maintenance. It handles both directly connected devices as well as devices connected through a gateway. All operations are intended for mass management.
Bosch IoT Analytics provides a service family that greatly simplifies the analysis and use of field data. In contrast to the conventional, more project-oriented analytics approach, these ready-to-use cloud services offer a cost-efficient way to address recurring analytics functions.
Authorization management for IoT applications