IOT on AWS Event – Introductory Slides

Scenario: An IoT pipeline exists to transform data into information. As a working example, we use sensors that report room temperature, humidity, and occupancy, and translate that raw data into information that would be useful to a building manager.

IoT on AWS – What’s the Thing with IoT?

Ken Rimple discusses the key concepts and terminology of the Internet of Things, including Types of IoT devices, networking hardware, transport and protocols, and how they relate to our event and the real world. Topics discussed include connectivity examples and various IoT devices.

By Ken Rimple, Director of Training/Mentoring Services, Chariot Solutions

IoT on AWS – Choosing a Wireless Technology

There are many ways to add wireless connectivity to a device. We’ll take a brief tour of the some of these like WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Zwave, NFC, Cellular, LoRa, and Sigfox. We’ll talk about some of the pros and cons of each technology to help you decide which is best for your use case.

By Don Coleman, CIO of Chariot Solutions

IoT on AWS – Introduction to MQTT

What is MQTT? How does it work? Why should you care? We’ll discuss the MQTT protocol and how AWS IoT Core is an MQTT Broker able to send and receive messages to and from devices.

By Don Coleman, CIO of Chariot Solutions

IoT on AWS – Connecting to IoT Core

AWS IoT provides connectivity to IoT devices through HTTP and MQTT. In this session we learn how to leverage AWS Core IoT as an MQTT broker, how to connect your devices using a client certificate, how policies can enforce data security, and how rules are used to move data elsewhere in the AWS infrastructure.

By Ken Rimple, Director of Training/Mentoring Services, Chariot Solutions

IoT on AWS – Intro to Kinesis

While IoT Core can route your device messages directly to subscribers, you gain flexibility, scalability and reliability when you put a Kinesis stream in the data path. Kinesis is a persistent data log that accepts messages from multiple producers, buffers them for up to a week, and allows multiple consumers to read them.

By Keith Gregory, AWS Practice Lead at Chariot Solutions

This talk will cover the high-level design of Kinesis, how it scales, how clients can retrieve records that have been stored in it, and the use of Kinesis Analytics to to transform data and extract outliers.

IoT on AWS – Coping with Aging (Data)

Data has different purposes over time: when fresh, it can be used for real-time decision-making; as it ages, it becomes useful for analytics; eventually, it becomes a record, useful or perhaps not. Each of these stages requires a different approach to storage and management, and this talk looks at appropriate ways to work with your data at the different stages of its life.

By Keith Gregory, AWS Practice Lead at Chariot Solutions

IoT on AWS – That’s Not A Data Lake…

This talk will review two common use cases for the use of captured metric data: 1) Real-time analysis, visualization, and quality assurance, and 2) Ad-hoc analysis. Once metric data is generated, to support the use cases mentioned above it must be ingested properly using a robust and fault-tolerant streaming framework. The most common open source streaming options will be mentioned however this talk be concerned with Apache Flink specifically. A brief discussion of Apache Beam will also be included in the context of the larger discussion of a unified data processing model.

Best practices around data persistence will be discussed. An attempt will be made to eliminate confusion about the format data should take when it is ‘at rest’. Different serialization formats will be compared and discussed in context with the most typical analysis use cases. Finally fully managed solutions such as AWS Data Lake will be mentioned briefly. We will discuss their relative advantages and disadvantages.

By Eric Snyder, Software Architect at Chariot Solutions

IoT on AWS – Amplify Mobile Applications and Device Shadows

In this session we will walk through the steps required to securely communicate with your device using the Device Shadow service. This will include an overview of user authentication and authorization, connecting to AWS IoT, and using MQTT to communicate with the device’s “Device Shadow” to read and update its state. All this, using the AWS Amplify CLI and SDK.

By Steve Smith, Mobile Practice Lead at Chariot Solutions

IoT on AWS – Cost Components

Amazon uses a “pay as you go” pricing model: you pay for the resources that you use, and in most cases don’t need to pre-allocate resources. While this allows your business to scale, it means that each component of your data pipeline will incur a separate charge, which can obscure the overall cost of running the pipeline. This talk will examine those changes, along with strategies for partitioning those costs between your clients or organizational units.

By Keith Gregory, AWS Practice Lead at Chariot Solutions