IoT cloud platforms are modern solutions that connect devices, applications, and data within the cohesive cloud-based ecosystem. They are also known as IoT platforms-as-a-service (PaaS), meaning that you can build your own applications and services using their built-in IoT features. Usually, an IoT application involves connecting and managing your devices via the cloud, collecting device data, remote control, data analytics and visualization, managing application versions and user access rights.
Compared to other enterprise cloud platforms on the market, Kaa enables companies to get started with IoT much faster and with less effort. Because it provides all key IoT features within an intuitive user interface, Kaa reduces the time and skill required to connect your devices and visualize data. Creating a PoC for your IoT solution may be accomplished even by non-technical people with Kaa.
|Kaa IoT Cloud||AWS|
|Pricing||Per device||Per device + traffic + storage + external services||Per device + traffic + storage + external services|
|Free plan||Yes, up to 5 devices, unlimited time, no credit card is required||12-month, $300 free trial, a credit card is required||$300 trial money, a credit card is required|
|Getting started time||A few hours||Up to a few days||A few hours|
|Required IoT expertise||Basic, no console usage required||Expert, need to use a console||Expert, need to use a console|
|Customization||Allows deploying your own services + customizable UI + cloud providers integration using Kafka||No||No|
|End-to-end IoT use case||Yes||No||No|
|Key advantages||All features are in one place, customizable UI, self-hosted deployment available||Great SLA, huge cloud ecosystem||Great SLA, huge cloud ecosystem|
Based on the latest release of the Kaa IoT Platform, the Kaa IoT Cloud has been designed to make it simpler and easier than ever before to connect your devices, select the metrics these devices send, and to receive and visualize your device data. The goal is to reduce the time, learning curve and dependency on technical specialists to connect your devices and start collecting data and configure your IoT solutions. One of the main improvements of our new IoT platform is the ease of setting up your solution, which has eliminated the requirement to manually input commands in a console to connect and configure your devices. With Kaa, device setup and data visualization can be performed exclusively within the user interface. The Kaa web UI also provides a large selection of widgets to visualize data, which can be dragged and dropped into the dashboard, and further customized through drop-down menus. These widgets provide a variety of options, such as graphs, gauges and maps. The combination of these features enables practically any organization or user to rapidly connect devices and configure their own IoT solution without depending on DevOps teams or possessing strong technical knowledge