In part 1 and part 2 of our blog series, we reported on the upcoming end-of-life of Google's IoT core and on possible alternatives. The following areas are mainly affected:
- Device connectivity
- Device management
- IoT data ingestion
A use of open-source components can furthermore avoid renewed vendor lock-in at a later stage. This blog post discusses the possibility of replacing Google's IoT Core with the open-source data platform of our partner Stackable with regard to points mentioned above. This platform combines the advantages of open-source solutions, such as digital sovereignty, with easy deployment and simple management of apps. Open access to code enables a high level of transparency in terms of the employed technologies and how they work. In addition, it is possible to maintain and operate the software independently, even if the provider announces an end-of-life. Thanks to its modularity, the data platform can furthermore be adapted very flexibly to use cases, and offers very high scalability due to the employed components and Kubernetes architecture. Stackable can basically be deployed on-premise and in the cloud - all you need is a Kubernetes cluster and the command line tool stackablectl. Subsequently, the entire data platform can be set up with the components desired for the use case. Other existent services can also be replaced to avoid the vendor lock-in mentioned above.