Bluemix and Internet of Things

Experience a fully managed, cloud-hosted service designed to simplify and derive value from your IoT devices. See how companies are using Watson Internet of Things to transform their business from the inside out.

How it all fits together

Connect your device, send data to our cloud, set up and manage your devices, and use APIs to connect apps to your device data.

Your device or gateway
Your device or gateway

Your device or gateway

Start with your device – whether it’s a sensor, gateway, or something else – and let us help you connect it with one of our recipes.

MQTT and HTTP
MQTT and HTTP

MQTT and HTTP

Your device data is always secure when you connect to the cloud using open, lightweight MQTT messaging protocol or HTTP.

IBM Watson IoT Platform
IBM Watson IoT Platform

IBM Watson IoT Platform

The hub of the IBM IoT approach – set up and manage your connected devices so your apps can access live and historical data.

REST and real-time APIs
REST and real-time APIs

REST and real-time APIs

Use our secure APIs to connect your apps with data from your devices.

Your application and analytics

Your application and analytics

Create applications within IBM Bluemix, another cloud, or your own servers to interpret data.

Try our sample app and see live visualizations of your phone's sensor data

Try our sample app and see live visualizations of your phone's sensor data

You'll need a smartphone and a device with a larger screen.

The main NODE.js application requires a user to register a unique user name and PIN on their laptop or tablet. Once authorized using the correct combination of user name and PIN on the companion smartphone web site, the main application renders a number of realtime visualizations representing the movement of the device associated with that user.

SilverHook Powerboats

SilverHook Powerboats uses the IBM Watson IoT Platform service within Bluemix as the basis for its real-time power boat telematics platform, allowing it to run complex diagnostic analytics in real time on racing boats traveling at high speeds on the ocean, said Nigel Hook, CEO, DataSkill.

"The ocean can be a brutal environment and it's the platform that DataSkill and SilverHook Powerboats choose to prove out their IBM solutions for intelligently predicting performance and reliability while on the ocean race track at 140 mph."

How much will it cost?

The IBM Watson IoT Platform charges on three metrics.

Devices
The average number of devices you connect over the month. You get 20 free devices a month with each plan.

Data
The amount of data that devices exchange with the IBM Watson IoT Platform and associated applications.
You get free 100 MB data traffic a month with each plan (equivalent to 50,000 messages)
*assuming an average message size of 200 bytes

Storage
The amount of data stored in a historical database.
You get 1 GB free storage a month with each plan

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