AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ClearBlade, Inc., an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform to rapidly engineer and run secure, real-time, and scalable IoT applications, has been rated as a “Leading Application Enablement Platform Vendor” by MachNation. MachNation is the only insight services firm exclusively dedicated to covering the future Internet of Things (IoT) middleware, platforms, applications and services.
“MachNation forecasts that IoT platform revenue will reach USD2.0 billionin 2017, growing to USD83.4 billion by 2025 at a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 59%. MachNation’s third annual ScoreCard is the industry’s largest, longest-running, most in-depth, independent evaluation of IoT platforms,” said Steve Hilton, President of MachNation, an analyst firm specializing in IoT platforms and middleware.
Hilton adds: “Enterprises realize that a well-built IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) saves significant development time and money in the creation and operation of an IoT solution. Every year we invite the leading IoT companies to participate in our IoT Application Enablement Platform ScoreCard, and every year we are excited to identify vendors like ClearBlade, whose advanced IoT platform utilizing edge technology stands out among the competition.”
“The ClearBlade Platform is well-positioned to deliver enterprise-grade IoT solutions across a variety of key verticals because of its secure, flexible deployment model and unique developer focus,” said Dima Tokar, Co-founder and CTO of MachNation.
According to MachNation, an Application Enablement Platform (AEP) is a technology-centric offering optimized to deliver a best-of-breed, industry-agnostic, extensible middleware core for building a set of interconnected or independent IoT solutions for customers. In its 2016 IoT Application Enablement Platform ScoreCard, MachNation rated 35 of the top IoT AEP vendors across a set of 14 sub-requirements, aggregated into the following four categories: Flexible and Scalable Deployment, Focus on Developer Persona, Operational Sophistication, and Well-Executed Partner Strategy.
MachNation cited ClearBlade’s unique strengths in the following functional areas:
- ClearBlade platform is deployment friendly
- ClearBlade Edge provides secure full platform capability on gateways
- ClearBlade is built from the ground up for a developer audience
- ClearBlade’s server-side scripting provides IoT orchestration capabilities
When asked specifically what he thought set them above the competition, Eric Simone, CEO of ClearBlade responded, “We built the ClearBlade Platform from the ground up with four critical features in mind, Security, Flexibility, Integration and Scalability.” Simone followed up with, “By default, we enforce security across all layers of an IoT architecture including our ClearBlade Edge, which is a key differentiator of ClearBlade’s IoT offering. No single vendor comes close to the capabilities we have with the Edge.”
There are many vendors in the IoT space, but the data shows there is a big difference in the capabilities of those platforms. Based on MachNation’s in-depth analysis of the top 35 IoT AEP vendors, MachNation rates ClearBlade as a leading Application Enablement Platform vendor.
MachNation is the only insight services firm exclusively dedicated to covering the future of Internet of things (IoT) middleware, platforms, applications and services. MachNation specializes in understanding and predicting these technology sectors including their impact on developments in digitization, hardware, communication services and support tools. MachNation specialists have provided guidance to the majority of the world’s leading IT and communications firms.
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