This report explores technology innovations in the IoT platform sector. It covers the main product categories, business models and provides an overview of the ecosystem and market size.

The study describes the existing offerings of the major players and examines in detail how the players are positioned in each category.

The report identifies the key drivers, barriers, and trends in the development of this market and includes estimates and forecasts of market revenues to 2026:

  • by region: North America, Europe, APAC, rest of the world
  • by platform type: application enablement, device management, connectivity management, data analytics

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Concept and classification
2.1. IoT Platforms – Introduction
2.2. Key layers of an IoT Platform
2.3. IoT Platforms – Classification
2.4 Main players, by type of IoT platform
2.5. Main players, by type of vendor
2.6. Key technologies empowering IoT platform solutions
2.7. Manufacturing is the main vertical market focus for IoT platforms
2.8. Predictive maintenance with IoT platforms
2.9. IoT platform security & compliance

3. IoT Platforms by type
3.1. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) layer
3.2. Application enablement platforms (AEPs)
3.3. IoT device management platform (DMP)
3.4. IoT connectivity management platform (CMP)
3.5. IoT analytics platforms

4. Key IoT Platform Vendors
4.1. Origin of the world’s largest platform vendors
4.2. PTC ThingWorx
4.3. Microsoft Azure
4.4 IBM Watson
4.5. Siemens MindSphere
4.6. Davra
4.7. Positioning of main IoT platform vendors4.5. Focus: micromobility sector is on the rise

5. IoT Platform market trends & estimations
5.1. Key market trends
5.1. IT vs OT players’ perspectives on the platform market
5.2. Drivers and barriers for the IoT platform market development
5.3. Market size by region
5.4. Market size by platform type

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

• Hierarchy in the IoT ecosystem and the role of IoT platforms
• Layers of IoT platform solutions
• IoT platform types described in brief
• The major players in the IoT platform ecosystem
• IoT platform vendor companies, by type
• Vertical market focus of IoT platform offerings
• Examples of security certifications and standards that IoT platform vendors comply with Security layers of the IoT platform solution
• Example of an IaaS
• Key IoT IaaS players
• AEP model
• Key AEP players
• Key IoT DMP players
• Key IoT CMP players
• Ecosystem of IoT analytics platforms
• Key IoT AP players
• Key IoT platform providers by region of origin
• Timeline of the IoT-related strategic acquisitions by PTC
• Value proposition of PTC
• IBM Watson IoT platform key features
• IoT platform market positioning
• Share of the largest IaaS provider on the IoT platform market compared to other vendors, % of total revenues
• IoT platform market size estimations by region
• IoT platform market size estimations by platform type

Geographic area

Asia-Pacific Europe North America World


  • ABB
  • Atos
  • AWS
  • Bosch
  • Cisco Jasper
  • Clearblade
  • Cumulocity
  • Davra
  • Ericsson
  • Eurotech
  • Fanuc
  • Fujitsu
  • Google Cloud
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Litmus Edge
  • Losant
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Nokia
  • PTC
  • Samsung SDS
  • SAP
  • Siemens
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Software AG
  • Telit

Other details

  • Reference: M00025MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: Internet of things, IoT platform

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