Data-Driven IoT Applications Need Enterprise-Grade Data Integration

The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to deliver data-driven insights across a diverse range of use cases with millions of edge products. Capturing, delivering and integrating data at scale from the edge into the enterprise is a challenge that slows down many IoT projects. It requires not only robust security and reliable communication, but also protocol flexibility, scalability and processing capabilities to integrate efficiently into cloud architectures and business applications faster — and for less cost and effort.

The Electric Imp Platform already provides industrial-strength edge-to-cloud security, including UL 2900-2-2 Cybersecurity Certification, multi-channel managed communications, advanced device and cloud in-flight data processing processing and transformation capabilities, scalable device management, and a range of ready-to-use integrations with popular cloud service platforms such as AWS, IBM Watson IoT, Autodesk Fusion Connect, GE Predix, Salesforce and many others. We process more than half-a-billion device messages per day, enabling real-world, industrial-grade, high-volume transaction applications for our customers.

Now available from Electric Imp: High-Performance AMQP Support

Today, Electric Imp is proud to announce initial support for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0. Electric Imp’s AMQP Integration delivers a proven protocol and highly-secure option for optimally-matched integrations to messaging-oriented cloud applications and enterprise infrastructure, such as Microsoft Azure IoT Hub.

Electric Imp’s AMQP support is designed for secure, enterprise-scale, low-latency, bi-directional communication, making it ideally suited for a wide range of high-performance and near-realtime IoT applications with millions of connected edge products, such as large-scale sensor deployments, remote monitoring of industrial equipment, and realtime tracking of commercial assets.

AMQP is offered as an API within the Electric Imp programmable cloud virtual machines (agents) that partner every imp-enabled device, enabling a direct and secure connection to an AMQP broker. For more details, please see our AMQP API documentation.

Electric Imp solutions designed for Microsoft Azure to enable demanding IoT Applications

In today’s IoT market, some vendors offer very basic Azure IoT Hub integrations with significant limitations, such as not being part of the Azure infrastructure, only supporting simple and one-way data flow, having a non-scalable approach to device onboarding, or lacking integrated in-flight data processing and transformation.

By comparison, the Electric Imp AMQP implementation provides tight integration between AMQP and Azure IoT Hub and includes ready-to-use advanced functionality required by demanding IoT deployments. The Electric Imp platform and integration will also soon be available to customers as an Azure Private Cloud offering, delivering an all-Microsoft solution.

Electric Imp’s support for Microsoft creates edge-to-enterprise device security and connectivity that help you create enterprise-grade data integrations and high-value IoT applications with confidence — and with a much faster time to market too.

Terrence Barr
Head of Solutions Engineering,
Electric Imp