Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things expands data service exchange with more partnerships

Steve Rogerson
January 7, 2015
The data service exchange for connected device platforms announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it has expanded its data service exchange with seven more data services and a partnership with Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS).
The seven data services are provided by Elasticsearch, Jinfonet Software, Kibana, MongoDB, Pentaho, Apache Solr, and SQLstream. is a marketplace of web applications that operates on data from connected devices to enable data aggregation, analysis and an expansive range of value-added services for enterprise customers.
These partnerships allow enterprises to streamline the design and development of IoT applications, and ultimately improve time to market.
The number of developers involved in IoT activities will surpass three million globally by 2019, according to ABI Research. As the IoT market continues its growth, developers will need to aggregate, analyse, visualise and interact with data.
"It takes a village to raise an IoT solution, often made up of data services ranging from design to analytics to hosting,” sais Allen Proithis, president and cofounder of “As expands its data service partners, we are enabling choice and flexibility so IoT players can select the best services for their solution, regardless of vendor, device or standard."
Jinfonet Software, a provider of data visualisation, has delivered JReport, an embeddable business intelligence platform. Within the environment, JReport equips any user to integrate IoT data visualisation directly into their own applications, simplifying the creation of reports, dashboards and data analytics.
"There is a growing need to understand data through visualisation, analysis and discovery across different types of connected device platforms,” said Dean Yao, director of marketing at Jinfonet Software. “We're excited to team up with to bring this value to the IoT."
Kibana is a tool for real-time data analytics and data visualisation that works with Elasticsearch, a search engine based on Lucene that integrates with Kibana creating real-time data visualisation.
MongoDB is an open source database that uses a document-oriented data model. Pentaho is a suite of open source business intelligence products that provide data integration, OLAP services, reporting, dashboarding, data mining and ETL capabilities.
Apache Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. And SQLstream Blaze is a distributed stream processing platform that enables IoT applications to drive automated actions and real-time streaming analytics dashboards from live sensor and other machine data streams.
"For IoT data to drive business value, companies must manage vast volumes of data in motion,” said Damian Black, CEO of SQLstream. “Through our participation in's data service exchange, we are equipping organisations to realise the full value of real-time data sets, and enabling industry applications from intelligent transportation, logistics and asset management to emergency notification systems and smart cities.”
IPS develops IoT systems that leverage the operating environment and its ecosystem to provide hardware and software engineering services for IoT products from idea to design for manufacturing.
"With the operating environment, we're able to get applications deployed quickly and integrated with data services optimised for production to best serve our industrial, commercial, health services and consumer product customers, enabling them to benefit from their IoT data," said Mitch Maiman, president and cofounder of IPS.
To further help businesses advance the development and time to market of IoT products, is continuing to develop the web automation platform, to deliver simple integration of's operating environment with business workflow through connectivity to email, productivity and CRM tools including Zoho, Slack, Dropbox and Google Drive; social apps such as Twitter and Flickr; and syndication feeds such as RSS and Atom. Offering access to more than 50 data services through the data service exchange, is a free platform open for developers. also recently announced a partnership to provide appliance developers a clear path to mass production with Kinoma Create, a platform for the development of connected device applications. Kinoma developers have access to's data service exchange.