In this episode, we chat with Michael Neil a DevOps Automation Engineer here at Mphasis Stelligent about the AWS IoT platform. AWS IoT consists of many products and services, it can be difficult to know where to start when piecing together each of the offerings to create an IoT solution. Paul Duvall and Michael Neil will give you an overview of the AWS IoT platform, guide you in how to get started with AWS IoT, teach you how to automate it, and walk through a use case using AWS IoT. Listen here:

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Episode Topics

  1. Michael Neil Intro & Background 
  2. Overview of AWS IoT and AWS IoT Services
    1. Device software
      1. IoT Greengrass, IoT Device SDK
    2. Control services
      1. AWS IoT Core,  Device Defender, AWS IoT Things Graph
    3. Data services
      1. AWS IoT Analytics, AWS IoT Events
  3. Continuous Delivery with AWS IoT
    1. How is CD different when it comes to embedded devices and AWS IoT?
    2. How do you provision devices at the edge, MCUExpresso IDE?
    3. How to do CD w/ IoT via AWS CodePipeline and  AWS CodeBuild.
    4. How to do just-in-time provisioning, give it the right permissions.
  4. Bootstrapping Automation
    1. Bootstrapping process
    2. How started automating via the SDK
  5. Automating and provisioning  AWS IoT Services
    1. IoT Greengrass
    2. IoT Things
  6.  Integrations with other AWS Services 
    1. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
    2. AWS Lambda
    3. Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
    4. Amazon DynamoDB
    5. Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose
    6. Amazon QuickSight
  7. Amazon FreeRTOS
  8. Automobile Assembly Line Use Case 
    1. How might they employ AWS IoT?
    2. How to do Continuous Delivery?
    3. Machine Learning

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    • Storage (e.g. S3, EBS, etc.)
    • Database and Data (RDS, DynamoDB, etc.)
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    • Orchestration of software delivery workflows
    • Execution of these workflows
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  • Many other Topics…


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