The internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based providers are bound at the hip. That said, most people don’t understand how, why, or what to expect. I’ve been asked some good questions that drove me to do some research and testing. Perhaps the answers are of interest to you as well.
1. Do you store the data in the cloud or the IoT device?
This depends on a lot of things, but I have two rules of thumb:
First, when in doubt leave it in the cloud. IoT devices are optimized to collect and transmit data to the cloud, but they typically don’t have the internal resources for long-term data collection and storage. Thus the rise of edge computing, to provide a location for processing and storage that occurs closer to the IoT device, outside of the cloud.