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Leverage Intelligent Gateways in Your IoT Architecture

Published: 19 July 2016

ID: G00301205

Analyst(s): Jim Burton


As many companies struggle with a flood of data from IoT devices, new intelligent gateways are emerging to move processing and analytics to the edge. This document aids technical professionals to enable IoT via intelligent gateways when other channels make cloud IoT platform adoption impractical.

Table Of Contents


  • Intelligent Gateway Terminology
  • What Are IoT Intelligent Gateways, and Why Are They Important?
    • The Emergence and Benefits of Intelligent Gateways
    • Trends Driving the Market for Intelligent Gateways
    • How Intelligent Gateways Fit Into the Larger Picture of IoT Solutions
    • How Intelligent Gateways Differ From Standard Servers
    • How Intelligent Gateways Differ From More-Basic Gateway Devices
  • When to Use — or Not to Use — Intelligent Gateways
    • Situations Where Intelligent Gateways Make Sense
    • Situations Where Intelligent Gateways Do Not Make Sense
  • Offerings in the Market Today
  • Software That Runs on Intelligent Gateways
  • Alternatives to Intelligent Gateways
  • Selected IoT Use Cases for Intelligent Gateways
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Intelligent Gateways


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