What it can do for your business

IBM Watson IoT Platform is a managed, cloud-hosted service designed to make it simple to derive value from your IoT devices. Watson IoT Platform and its additional add on services - Blockchain service and analytic service - enable organizations to capture and explore data for devices, equipment, and machines, and discover insights that can drive better decision-making.

Capture data in real time

Analyze operational machine data instantly to help identify valuable insights related to user behavior and operations in the field. Spot trends before they impact the bottom line.

Reduce time to market

Accelerate time to market by using pre-built device simulation, mobility, user-machine ID pairing and contextual real-time notification based on user and device status.

Increase revenue

Use improved business insight and bidirectional communication with the end user to introduce innovative new products and services.

Analytics services

The optional analytics service enables line-of-business users to easily enrich, augment, and interact with the raw data that is originating from the IoT Platform.


The optional Blockchain service enables IoT and assets to validate provenance and events in a trusted, immutable ledger that is designed to increase trust and transparency across ecosystems.

Securely connect, manage and analyze IoT data

  • Device simulation
  • End user mobility
  • Device claiming
  • Capture both “what” and “who”
  • Discover the “why”
  • Capture more metrics

Security and privacy in the cloud

When using IBM Cloud offerings, your company can scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs without compromising security, privacy or risk levels. Learn more about IBM Cloud security

This offering meets the following industry and global compliance standards, depending on the edition you choose.

  • EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework
  • ISO 27001

To learn about the compliance and certifications for a specific offering edition, consult the Cloud Services data security and privacy data sheets.

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Device simulation
Device simulation
Device claiming
Device claiming

Which option is right for you?

  • Watson IoT Connection Service

    Proof of concept

  • Watson IoT Analytics Service

    Proof of concept

  • Watson IoT Blockchain Service

    Proof of concept

  • IBM Watson IoT Platform

    Full production