What is the Watson IoT Platform?

From chip to app to cloud, take full advantage of cognitive Watson APIs, visual dashboards, rich developer resources and industry-leading security to accelerate enterprise IoT insight.

Watson IoT Platform key features

Solve issues now


Predictive real-time and edge analysis of user, machine and environmental data that leverages machine learning and cognitive APIs.

Manage risk and security

Govern applications and devices within an IoT ecosystem: usage and performance patterns, anomaly detection, data and transaction validation.

Integrate and communicate

Connect IoT devices, networks and gateways through a growing ecosystem that uses open standards-based communications like MQTT and HTTPS.

Manage and integrate IoT data

Identify, aggregate and transform data from your IoT sources into asset-based data structures.

Watson IoT Platform benefits

The power of cognitive

Use your IoT data to understand current conditions and trends, comprehend unstructured data from videos and images, and extract unstructured textual data for insights.

Keep your IoT secure

Manage risk and gather insights across your entire IoT landscape, using dashboards and sophisticated alerts to monitor devices, apps, and connections.

Connect what matters

Link the data that flows from your network of products, services, and employees into the decision platforms that support your business.

Maximize your IoT data

Quickly and easily parse, filter, and transform device and performance data. Cache or archive data selectively for off-platform analytics or for integration with IoT apps.

Watson IoT Platform versions

Lite Plan

Get started with up to 500 devices and 200 MB data per month.

Standard Plan

Support for unlimited devices and usage-based feature charges.

Advanced Security Plan

Visualize critical risks and create policy-driven mitigation actions.

Get started on Watson IoT Platform

Using IBM Cloud and Watson IoT Platform, set up and manage your connected devices — then create applications using data.