Top Internet of Things Platforms

Kaa
Kaa is a flexible open source platform licenced under Apache 2.0 for building, managing, and integrating connected software in IoT. Kaa’s “data schema” definition language provides a universal level of abstraction to achieve cross-vendor product interoperability. Kaa supports multiple client platforms by offering endpoint SDKs in various programming languages. In addition, Kaa’s powerful back-end functionality greatly speeds up product development, allowing vendors to concentrate on maximizing their product’s unique value to the consumer.
Axeda
The Axeda Platform is a complete M2M and IoT data integration and application development platform with infrastructure delivered as a cloud-based service.
Arrayent
The Arrayent Connect Platform is an IoT
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Top 100 R Packages by Downloads

We analyzed data from Cran daily download data to understand the top R packages that were downloaded. Here is the list based on download data for a single day: Feb 28th 2015.

Rank

Package

No. of Downloads

1

Rcpp

1960

2

ggplot2

1785

3

digest

1709

4

reshape2

1651

5

plyr

1634

6

rJava

1577

7

stringr

1549

8

RColorBrewer

1497

9

colorspace

1372

10

manipulate

1363

11

scales

1347

12

labeling

1320

13

proto

1301

14

munsell

1291

15

gtable

1290

16

dichromat

1289

17

RCurl

1144

18

zoo

1085

19

mime

1038

20

RcppEigen

1033

21

car

978 ...

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US PV Residential Solar Market Outlook


The US residential photovoltaic (PV) systems market is consistently growing. In Q1 2014, residential PV installations exceeded commercial installations for the first time in recent history. Installations have gone up by 38% in the last quarter, when compared to Q1 2013 and are expected to grow by 61% at the end of this year. The national average price of residential solar power is also reflecting the positive trend; the price was down by 7% to $4.56 from $4.91/W



Reasons for the growth


Change in the cost of a PV solar module in US

More than the technology, the business models of the players seem to have fueled the ...

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The Next 3D Printer Hit Could Come From Anywhere Via Kickstarter

An analysis of 32 3D Printer Kickstarter projects, that were successfully funded with more than $100,000, showed an amazing diversity in geography. 26 of the 32 projects were from USA. In the US, the projects locations ranged from Missoula (Montana), Little Rock (Arkansas), Deadwood (South Dakota) & Gold Hill (Oregon). The below map shows you the locations & the funding size category of each project.

Of the non- US projects, 3 are from Canada, 1 from the UK, 1 from China & 1 from Taiwan. The below detailed chart shows the 32 projects, their locations & the funding amount for each location.

Of ...

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Raspberry Pi & Arduino Neck & Neck in Popularity

The internet is full of detailed comparisons on Raspberry Pi & Arduino & the appropriate platform to develop on given your project requirements. However, we thought we will take a different look & examin the popularity of these two platforms. These indicators are by no means scientific but gives a sense of the landscape. The most important metric we examined was net Github repositories additions Jan 2012 to April 2014.


In our analysis, we only included Github repositories that had more than 1 star since that would be a better indicator of the quality & commitment of the developer community. Since, both platforms are ...

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