The ClearBlade IoT Platform is a development and runtime engine for the Enterprise Internet of Things.
The ClearBlade IoT Platform operates as:
- IoT Application Stack
- Development Environment
- Edge Orchestration Platform
IoT Application Stack
Operates as full stack, middleware or backend to an IoT Application with its six core modules:
|Collections||A generic API for interacting with Data Stores, such as ClearBlade Cloud, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL|
|Portals||A full customizable user dashboard for interacting with your IoT Application|
|Deployment||Highly customizable configuration for pushing microservices, data, sync behavior, and portals to groups of Edges|
|Messaging||Scaleable, lightweight MQTT Broker for interacting with IoT Devices|
|Adapters||Powerful model for deploying software and hardware adapters to many new or existing Edges|
Deploying an IoT solution once is simple, but a production solution will require many development iterations, new features, and security updates. The ClearBlade IoT Platform also operates as a development environment by allowing developers to modify microservices, collections, portals, and other assets from within the centralized platform, and the changes are synced across all Edges. This creates a simple, centralized development experience that can seamlessly sync across many edges running on different machines in many geospatially distant networks.
The Edge Orchestration feature allows a single platform to
- Administrate deployment to configure which microservices, collections, portals, and other assets are deployed to Edges and/or synced
- Start, stop, pause, deploy, undeploy Adapters to groups of Edges
- Monitor real-time system resource usage of Edges to evaluate appropriate hardware needs
Many developers can use a single ClearBlade IoT Platform at once. Each developer can have many IoT Applications running simultaneously, and systems can be shared between developers. Each IoT Application is called a
System, which includes the six modules from above, and runs completely isolated from every other system on the platform.
Scaling up a Platform
A Platform is comprised of cluster nodes. Additional nodes provide additional CPU and Memory capacity to support devices:
|Number of Devices||Cluster Nodes Required||Storage (GB) Required per Month|
To customize for your solution, see our IoT Specs and Device Load Calculations