Amazon Web Services makes AWS Greengrass available to all

Customers including Nokia, Pentair, Rio Tinto, and Stanley Black & Decker, are using AWS Greengrass for Industrial IoT

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Amazon Web Services makes AWS Greengrass available to all AWS Greengrass also includes AWS IoT messaging and synching capabilities so devices can send messages to other devices without connecting back to the cloud.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 11, 2017

Amazon Web Services has announced that its software AWS Greengrass is now available to all of its customers.

The software enables customers to perform a range of tasks, such as run AWS compute, messaging, data caching and sync capabilities on connected devices.

AWS Greengrass aims to eliminate the complexity involved in programming and updating IoT devices but allowing customers to use AWS Lambda to run code locally on connected devices in the same way they do on AWS Cloud.

With AWS Greengrass, developers can add AWS Lambda functions to connected devices right from the AWS Management Console, and devices can execute the code locally, responding to events and taking actions in near real-time.

AWS Greengrass also includes AWS IoT messaging and synching capabilities so devices can send messages to other devices without connecting back to the cloud. It offers customers the flexibility to have devices rely on the cloud when it makes sense, perform tasks on their own when it makes sense, and talk to each other when it makes sense, all in a single environment.

Dirk Didascalou, vice president of IoT at AWS, said: "Many of the world's largest IoT implementations run on AWS, and customers across industries - from energy, to mining, to media and entertainment - have asked us whether we could extend AWS's industry leading cloud capabilities to the edge.

"By embedding AWS Lambda and AWS IoT capabilities in connected devices, AWS Greengrass gives customers the flexibility to have devices act locally on the data they generate while using the AWS Cloud for management, analytics, and storage - all using a single, familiar AWS programming model. We are excited to make AWS Greengrass available to all AWS customers, and with AWS partners shipping AWS Greengrass-capable devices it is now incredibly easy to build and run IoT applications that seamlessly span devices on the edge and in the AWS Cloud."

More than a dozen AWS partners, including Annapurna, BSquare, Canonical, Digi International, Intel, Lenovo, Mongoose, Qualcomm Technologies, Raspberry Pi, Samsung, Technicolor and Wistron are integrating AWS Greengrass into their platforms so devices will come with AWS Greengrass built-in.

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