Free quota increase in Watson Internet of Things Platform Lite Plan

The Watson Internet of Things Platform Lite Plan new quota is now live! Free of charge, you get: 500 registered devices (previously 20) 500 application bindings (previously 10) 200MB of each data exchanged, data analyzed and edge data analyzed (previously 100MB) The new Lite Plan will allow you to build a more comprehensive proof of concept for your IoT application. Continue reading Free quota increase in Watson Internet of Things Platform Lite Plan

Announcing improved load balancing for applications (Beta)

I'm pleased to announce improved load balancing for applications within the Watson IoT Platform. The IoT Platform extends MQTT 3.1.1 with shared subscriptions.  This allows you to have multiple instances of an application connect to the platform and share out the message workload between them.  This ability to add more instances of an application allows you...  Continue reading Announcing improved load balancing for applications (Beta)

Edge Analytics SDK now available

I'm pleased to announce that we have released our Edge Analytics SDK! Edge Analytics enables data processing and analytical computations to be performed close to the source instead of waiting for data to be sent back to a centralized location. These analytical services can run on gateways, industrial computers, routers or servers...  Continue reading Edge Analytics SDK now available

Changes to Application status API for applications

Application Status API changes We are making some changes to application status messages published to the application monitor topic.  We want to ensure that you are aware of these changes, in case you are depending on the existing behavior and need to make changes to your applications to ensure they continue working as expected. Note that these changes...  Continue reading Changes to Application status API for applications

IBM Watson IoT Platform Information Management – Beta

I have some very exciting news to share about some great new features added to IBM Watson IoT Platform. If you need to work with a large and diverse range of device types and versions, our new Information Management capabilities help you to simplify your applications by decoupling them from the complexities of how...  Continue reading IBM Watson IoT Platform Information Management – Beta

Messaging Server Certificate Management – now available in Watson IoT Platform

The Watson IoT Platform provides a secure messaging server certificate by default.  However, you now have the flexibility to add a certificate for your specific IoT deployment. The server certificate is used for the server-side authentication on your Watson IoT Platform domain.  It is used only for platform to device MQTT messaging. If you already have a...  Continue reading Messaging Server Certificate Management – now available in Watson IoT Platform

Increasing the trust of your IoT deployment – mutual TLS support

You can now leverage client side certificates within the Watson IoT Platform. This means that if you have devices that already have certificates embedded you can make use of that additional security measure. You can view and manage the installed certificates directly from the Watson IoT Platform UI. Client-side certificates offer another way of defining identity...  Continue reading Increasing the trust of your IoT deployment – mutual TLS support

Custom Roles available in the Watson IoT Platform!

We have added even more security controls to the Watson IoT Platform! Custom roles are now available. Roles are sets of permissions that you can use to grant or restrict access to specific operations. You can use roles to manage permissions for groups of users, applications, and gateways.  As mentioned before the Watson IoT Platform...  Continue reading Custom Roles available in the Watson IoT Platform!

Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta now open to all!

Thanks to all of those people and companies who registered for the closed beta and provided feedback. If you were interested in the beta but you didn’t have a chance to participate, you are in luck! We have now opened up the capabilities under ‘experimental features’ within the Watson IoT Platform. Our previous blog provides...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta now open to all!