Samsung Launches IoT Development Cloud Platform Artik
Samsung has launched its Artik IoT development cloud platform to commercial availability with a .cloud domain, the company announced Wednesday at its Developer Conference in San Francisco. Artik cloud is designed to break down IoT information silos to enable interoperability, better insights, and faster and simpler application development.
Artik cloud provides open APIs and tools for secure data collection, storage, visualization, and use from any connected device or cloud service. Previously announced Artik modules also give IoT developers advanced software, development boards, drivers, tools, and security features, Samsung says.
“Unlike many other IoT cloud platforms, ARTIK Cloud breaks down data silos between devices and enables a new class of IoT applications and services,” Young Sohn, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics said. “The launch of this exciting new platform not only signals Samsung’s foray into the cloud services market but reinforces our belief that, by creating powerful open platforms, we can harness the information generated by IoT to develop new insights and new approaches to address the major global challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Artik’s architecture is designed to be scalable enough for the billions of devices expected to soon make up the IoT, Samsung said.
“As more and more consumer IoT devices are created and brought to market, the need for interoperability becomes paramount as it is the key to creating more compelling and integrated experiences. The need for an open cloud solution that can work with any connected device, and with other cloud services is critical for broader consumer adoption,” BK Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics said. “The launch of ARTIK Cloud is extremely exciting because it promises to not only help Samsung connect our diverse portfolio of products, but also enable other companies to participate in a growing IoT ecosystem.”
The Artik cloud includes a powerful rules engine, provides mobile and platform software developer kits, and a developer portal. Samsung is offering a free trial, and a tiered pricing model.
The use of the .cloud extension separates the Samsung’s Artik cloud platform from the Artik sensor website, at artik.io. The .cloud TLD is now approaching 50 thousand registrations.