How it all fits together

Connect your device, send data to an IBM Cloud® environment, set up and manage your devices, and use APIs to connect apps to your device data.

Your device or gateway
Start with your device — whether it’s a sensor, gateway or something else — and let IBM help you connect it with an IBM Cloud recipe.

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

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
Use the secure APIs of IBM Cloud to connect your apps with data from your devices.

Your application and analytics
Create applications within IBM Cloud, another cloud or your own servers to interpret data.

See what IoT can do for you

Start small, scale fast

Securely connect, collect and start processing IoT data quickly and easily with Watson IoT® Platform. Because it uses IBM Cloud, Watson IoT Platform can help your company scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs without compromising security, privacy or risk levels.

Visualize, analyze and act

Take advantage of the analytics service for visualization and AI-driven analytics in the cloud. It provides your line of business with an extensible catalog of analytical functions to enrich, augment and ultimately gain insights from data in a simple and intuitive way.

Track, trace and trust

Enable shared and secured information across your business network with the blockchain service. It enables IoT and assets to validate provenance and events in a trusted, immutable ledger — increasing trust and transparency across ecosystems.

IoT solutions

Enterprise asset management

Maintain visibility and control of intelligent assets in your operations with IoT and AI.

Facilities management

Reimagine space to meet ever-changing needs across your real estate and facilities.

Systems engineering

Scale your engineering processes across the product lifecycle with AI-driven insights.

IoT products

Watson IoT Platform

Accelerate enterprise IoT insights with cognitive APIs, visual dashboards, rich developer resources and industry-leading security.

IBM Maximo®

Optimize asset utilization, increase uptime, drive efficiency and reduce operating costs with intelligent asset management.


Manage your facilities with data-driven insights that support greater well-being and engagement for your workforce.

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management

Foster communication, collaboration and visibility in your engineering processes to accelerate delivery, improve quality and support better decision-making.

Client stories

SilverHook Powerboats

With Watson IoT Platform, SilverHook Powerboats can run real-time diagnostic analytics on racing boats traveling at high speeds.

Sugar Creek Brewery

This brewery used AI technology from IBM to improve their processes and minimize waste.


By applying Watson IoT to their manufacturing shops, L’Oreal was able to maximize flexibility, agility and product quality.


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