By the POND IoT team. The realm of Internet of Things (IoT) is witnessing a remarkable transformation, particularly in the field of remote
eSIM technology, short for Embedded SIM, has become the standard for IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity across industries such as transportation, healthcare, and utilities. eSIMs offer advantages over traditional SIM cards, including versatility, remote management, scalability, and future-proofing. Primarily used in the machine-to-machine field, eSIMs lead the automotive sector in active connections and revenue. The technology also aids tracking functions in various sectors. Experts anticipate exponential growth in the global revenue of the eSIM market in the coming years.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is used as an analogy for the current state of the metaverse, a digital universe under development. With IoT data as its engine, the metaverse aims to mirror and augment physical spaces via digital twins. Challenges, however, include large-scale data management, privacy, security, and economic equity. It is argued that technological development and policy making should be carried out simultaneously to address these risks.
WiFi and cellular connectivity are the primary choices for IoT projects. While WiFi, with its lower costs and high bandwidth, has dominated IoT for years, cellular connectivity is increasingly popular due to superior security, broader coverage, and comparable bandwidth with recent 5G developments. The decision hinges on factors like data volume, mobility, location, and security requirements.
The Ambassador pattern involves creating helper services that act as out-of-process proxies, co-located with the client, to bolster networking functions like monitoring, logging, routing, and security for legacy applications. By offloading these functionalities, client connectivity tasks become more efficient. However, this approach may not be optimal for situations with critical network latency or when connectivity features need deeper integration.
This detailed guide discusses the similarities and differences between Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Microservices. Each comes with unique strengths and areas for improvement. SOA supports broad services and encourages recyclability while Microservices has a focused scope and encourages self-reliance. The article also presents real-life case studies demonstrating their applications. The decision between SOA or Microservices should be guided by a project’s particular requirements.