On the introduction of AWS IoT
Published on October 8, 2015 | Updated on April 4, 2020
Amazon Web Services introduced their IoT offering today (Oct 8 2015), changing the landscape of options for the connected enterprise. The capabilities summarized during the re:Invent keynote are incredibly powerful.
From the broker architecture, to the rules engine (including a SQL-like query interface), to the creative Device Shadows for intermittent connectivity, this is a platform built for massive scale. With the new QuickSight service for business intelligence, Amazon now offers a comprehensive, enterprise-class stack. And the pricing…
2015: just $5 / million messages*
2020: just $1 / million messages**
*this was insanely affordable pricing at the time
**like everything that AWS does, they keep drive prices down (even while factoring in the pricing overlay of $0.08 per million minutes of connection)
There was also quite a bit of chatter about the announcement on Twitter.
The team, previously based in Denver and San Francisco, was stacked… and the alums (that aren’t in Seattle now) have landed at places like DoubleDutch, GetFeedback, Micrium, ThingLogix and Opolis. Congratulations to the entire 2lemetry and AWS team involved in making the future, which seemed so difficult to reach only recently, a reality.