While Microsoft happily shared the news that it would now help you brew up big data along with your latté, Amazon and HPE had some IoT news of their own this week.
First, HPE announced its "Universal IoT Platform" at IoT World 2016 in Santa Clara, with the goal of letting companies "accelerate, simplify, and connect your Internet of Things."
Their offering integrates with the open oneM2M standard which should help it integrate with a variety of hardware vendors, as well as quickly test and scale up different IoT strategies within the business.
You can read more about the platform on HPE's Universal IoT Platform page.
At a much smaller scale, Amazon began offering generic AWS IoT buttons that let developers easily create a physical trigger for some kind of digital action. They're pretty much the same hardware that Amazon used for its push-to-order buttons that let you restock on diapers without ever touching a computer, but designed to be generic for developmental use.
— Werner Vogels (@Werner) May 13, 2016
Even before Amazon made official IoT buttons, eager DIY'ers had already hacked the devices to do a little data-driven parenting. It'll be interesting to see what companies can do with the devices now that their custom use cases are officially supported.