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Top 5 Edge Computing Software Of 2024

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We bet you remember the 1990 comedy movie, Home Alone. Well, it had an equally iconic sequel in 1992, that was an enjoyable watch for everyone. Especially kids since they would have wanted to secure their homes the same way Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) defended his house alone from a pair of scheming thieves! #WeKnowYouRemember

He did this by setting a range of traps for them to fall prey to and injure themselves. However, this also posed a risk to himself, as he had to be present physically to deploy most of the traps and schemes.

Yet, had he used edge devices, he could’ve deployed the traps remotely, sitting in a comfortable chair and munching on some popcorn. In fact, he could’ve automated the entire process using precise sensors blended with a robust management platform. Yet, sadly, the technology did not exist back in the early 1990s.

For us modern folks, Edge Computing Software makes it possible to gather, analyze and process data using such sensors and edge devices. In fact, we can analyze data close to the originating source, enabling faster decision-making and reduced transmission time for information and insights to be served from a cloud server. Cool, right?

So, if you’re looking for the right tool for your enterprise, read on to learn the top 5 Edge Computing Software of 2024!
TechDogs-"Top 5 Edge Computing Software Of 2024"
Betty woke up early to prepare breakfast for her family before they left for the day. Then, she had a client meeting – but wait, she also had to start a load of laundry in the washing machine and start the dishwasher before lunchtime! Safe to say, it will be a hectic and tiresome day for her.
 
All Betty wants to do is sit on the couch and enjoy her favorite TV show – but wait, she forgot to turn off the lights in the kitchen. She doesn’t want to walk all the way back right as the commercials end, you know? Another tiresome day for her!

Luckily, she installed IoT-enabled smart lights which she can turn on and off using her smartphone. At the same time, she switches the light off - a metaphorical light goes off above her head. She has an idea!

If lights can be centrally controlled, perhaps they could be automated with sensors – and so could other devices. Of course, in Betty’s case, her machines are a few feet away and you may call her lazy. (Just kidding!)

For businesses, the distance between users and machines could be feet, miles, countries and even continents away (maybe planets soon?). Imagine having to send people all around a factory just to push a simple button!

Luckily, we live in an age of Edge Computing Software, which allows businesses to control applications and machines at their source, bringing faster insights, better response times, improved availability, decreased data bandwidths and latency among other benefits.

Essentially, this enables computing, analysis and processing capabilities at the same location where a device or machine collects data from, instead of having to send information to a cloud server and endpoint client (user). That’s why businesses need Edge Computing Software!

Last year we explored the Top 5 Edge Computing Software Of 2023. Now, let’s take a look at the Top 5 Edge Computing Software Of 2024.
 

Top 5 Edge Computing Software Of 2024


Edge Computing Software brings businesses a multitude of benefits, including better availability of applications and devices, improved response times, quicker insights and a light load on bandwidth and latency as it analyzes and processes data closer to its originating source. Edge Computing Software finds high adoption in time-sensitive industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, mining, telecom and others.

So, let’s get into the list of the top 5 Edge Computing Software for 2024 – in random order.
 
Azure IoT Edge
Azure IoT Edge
AWS IoT Greengrass
AWS IoT Greengrass
ClearBlade Edge Platform
ClearBlade Edge Platform
Gravio Edge IoT Platform by Asteria Corporation
Gravio Edge IoT Platform by Asteria Corporation
IBM Edge Application Manager
IBM Edge Application Manager
 

Tool 1: Azure IoT Edge


Welcome one of the biggest names in the world of technology, Microsoft! The company, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 and has a workforce of over 200,000 employees. Microsoft enjoys a global customer base, while its flagship product, Windows, dominated the operating system market with more than 76% in 2023. Ahead of this, Microsoft was named in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems (2022) and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms (2023).

TechDogs-"Tool 1: Azure IoT Edge"-"A Screenshot Of The Checkout Dashboard On The Azure IoT Edge Platform"
Returning to our list this year, Azure IoT Edge helps you break up data silos and consolidate operational data. The platform helps you simplify your development and reduce IoT solution costs while letting you code in a range of languages, such as C, C#, Java, Node.js and Python. It even lets you operate your edge devices reliably and securely when they’re offline or have low connectivity by syncing information when they reconnect. Furthermore, you can even manage and deploy workloads remotely from the cloud by using Azure IoT Hub!

Going one step further, Microsoft brings you the Vision AI DevKit, a smart camera that helps you jumpstart your Azure computer vision and machine learning journey. The best part is that it can be deployed in minutes and can recognize more than 183 different objects and be controlled through Azure IoT Hub as well. How cool is that!

Feature Ratings:

Ease of Use: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Value For Money: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Startup Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Enterprise Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Customer Support: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
 

Tool 2: AWS IoT Greengrass


AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is brought to you by the mighty Amazon! Founded in 1994 in Washington, USA, Amazon was initially called Cadabra (but only for a year) in its early days. Today, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA and has over 1.5 million employees located around the world. In 2023, Amazon was even ranked No. 2 in Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year. Now, that is simply impressive!

TechDogs-"Tool 2: AWS IoT Greengrass"-"A Screenshot Of A Diagram Showing Machine Learning Inference With AWS IoT Greengrass Solution Accelerator"
Returning to our list this year is Amazon with its AWS IoT Greengrass platform, an open-source IoT edge runtime and cloud service. The platform helps you build, deploy and manage IoT edge devices and applications on your devices remotely. The platform offers you many features, including local processing, support, messaging, resource access and development, as well as data stream management, over-the-air updates, security and hardware integrations, testing capabilities and others. Furthermore, the platform also brings a wide range of pre-designed components, so you do not need to build them every time.

AWS IoT Greengrass also offers Machine Learning (ML) Inference, which makes it possible for you to perform machine learning processes and learn from new data locally based on models built and trained in the cloud. This helps you further reduce data transfer costs and decrease latency issues for edge applications dependent on ML inference.

Feature Ratings:

Ease of Use: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Value For Money: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Startup Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Enterprise Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Customer Support: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
 

Tool 3: ClearBlade Edge Platform


Founded in 2007, ClearBlade is headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA. The company has a workforce of over 50 employees. Used by companies like Boeing, Baker Hughes, Talgo, TMRW, Zimi and others, ClearBlade was the 2023 Award Winner for Connected Vehicle Automation Innovation at the 11th Annual CompassIntel Awards and was even named a “Hot Vendor” in Aragon Research’s Hot Vendors in Internet of Things (IoT), 2023 report.

TechDogs-"Tool 3: ClearBlade Edge Platform"-"A Screenshot Of The Edge Install And Update Window On The ClearBlade Edge Platform"
Featuring on our list again this year, ClearBlade Edge Platform brings a single solution for complex IoT development. The platform can store, analyze, modify and manage data at the edge. Furthermore, it comes with robust security spanning encryption, authentication and authorization of API access, as well as features such as sync and state management, data filtering and streaming with integration capabilities.

Hang on, there’s more! ClearBlade Edge Platform can be deployed from the edge to the cloud on any protocol or solution and can push your code to wherever you need it. This also means that it connects all your gateways, clouds and devices across a range of protocols. Additionally, when your edge devices lose internet connectivity, they can continue offline, ensuring real-time behaviors and 100% uptime. Isn’t that wholesome?

Feature Ratings:

Ease of Use: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐⭐
Value For Money: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐⭐
Startup Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Enterprise Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐⭐
Customer Support: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
 

Tool 4: Gravio Edge IoT Platform


Gravio is brought to you by Asteria Corporation, which was established in September 1998. With over 100 employees, the company is headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan and has more offices in Japan, China, Singapore, London and the US (Plano, Texas). Asteria is even listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while its product, Gravio, was recognized as a High Performer in G2’s Fall 2023 report.

TechDogs-"Tool 4: Gravio Edge IoT Platform"-"A Screenshot Of The Edit Device Trigger Window On The Gravio Platform"
New to our list this year, the Gravio Edge IoT Platform brings a complete platform for automation, integration and innovation for your edge and cloud devices and applications. This means that the platform can work with on-premises data, i.e., sensor or computer vision systems. Furthermore, the platform focuses on interoperability and continuously creates new adapters for data sources, helping you increase the efficiency of connectivity within your business.

Gravio Edge IoT Platform also offers you a no-code solution through its Actions and Triggers feature. Actions contain sequential programs that take incoming data and process it to then push it to other APIs or output devices. Triggers monitor the condition of incoming data and conduct Actions if a trigger condition is met. Essentially, this helps automate your processes and further enhance edge capabilities.

Feature Ratings:

Ease of Use: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Value For Money: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Startup Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Enterprise Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Customer Support: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
 

Tool 5: IBM Edge Application Manager


IBM was founded way back in 1911, over a century ago! IBM was initially called Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed in 1924. Today, the company has its headquarters in Armonk, New York, USA and operates in more than 170 countries with over 300,000 employees around the world. In 2023, IBM was recognized by Time among the 100 Most Influential Companies for 2023!

TechDogs-"Tool 5: IBM Edge Application Manager"-"A Screenshot Of The Nodes Overview Page On The IBM Edge Application Manager Platform"
Entering our list as a new entrant this year, IBM Edge Application Manager helps you act on insights closer to where data is created. The platform also brings robust security features that help you manage and promote security across thousands of edge servers. Furthermore, it also facilitates better data control and cost-efficiency, garners faster insights and enhanced action capabilities, as well as enables you to run autonomously – even if your edge servers are disconnected.

Owing to the name and prowess of the company, IBM also brings you the expertise of industry-leading companies and experts through partnerships. The platform even brings you combined solutions such as 5G and edge computing solutions, IoT and edge consulting services and more, that can help you successfully deploy edge devices and hardware.

Feature Ratings:

Ease of Use: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Value For Money: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Startup Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Enterprise Friendly: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Customer Support: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
 

Winding It Up


Businesses use Edge Computing Software to enhance their operations by processing data closer to their source rather than consuming bandwidth and transferring data between a cloud server and an edge device. This reduces latency, quickens responsiveness, garners deeper insights, promotes better availability and offers other benefits to modern businesses.

Yet, each business has unique edge computing needs, which is why you should ensure you pick a platform that suits your unique requirements. Happy edge computing!

Frequently Asked Questions


What Are The Top 5 Edge Computing Software Tools For 2024?


Edge Computing Software brings significant benefits to businesses, including improved response times and reduced latency. The top 5 Edge Computing Software tools for 2024 are Azure IoT Edge, AWS IoT Greengrass, ClearBlade Edge Platform, Gravio Edge IoT Platform and IBM Edge Application Manager. These tools offer various features such as data processing, security and integration capabilities to meet diverse business needs.

How Does Edge Computing Software Benefit Businesses?


Edge Computing Software enables businesses to process data closer to its source, reducing latency and improving responsiveness. This results in quicker insights, better availability of applications and devices and decreased data bandwidth usage. Industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and telecom extensively benefit from Edge Computing Software due to their time-sensitive operations.

What Features Should I Consider When Choosing Edge Computing Software For My Business?


When selecting Edge Computing Software, consider factors such as ease of use, value for money, startup-friendliness, enterprise-friendliness and customer support. These features play a crucial role in ensuring seamless integration, efficient operations and reliable support for your business needs. Evaluate each software's feature ratings to determine the best fit for your organization.

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