Azure IoT Hub vs dweet.io: What are the differences?
Developers describe Azure IoT Hub as "Connect, monitor, and manage billions of IoT assets". Use device-to-cloud telemetry data to understand the state of your devices and define message routes to other Azure services without writing any code. In cloud-to-device messages, reliably send commands and notifications to your connected devices and track message delivery with acknowledgement receipts. Device messages are sent in a durable way to accommodate intermittently connected devices. On the other hand, dweet.io is detailed as "Ridiculously simple messaging (and alerts) for the Internet of Things". dweet.io is simple publishing and subscribing for machines, sensors, devices, robots, and gadgets (we just call them things). We call published messages ‘dweets’. It’s helpful to think of dweet.io as a Twitter for things, in fact. It's machine-to-machine (M2M) for the Internet Of Things (IOT) the way it was meant to be.
Azure IoT Hub and dweet.io can be categorized as "Internet of Things Services" tools.
Some of the features offered by Azure IoT Hub are:
- device management
- bidirectional communication
On the other hand, dweet.io provides the following key features:
- Examples: Public swimming pool temperature, Air quality information in a city, Traffic light status, Train GPS position
- Send data from your thing to the cloud by "dweeting" it with a simple HAPI web API
- You can also create a real-time subscription to dweets using a "chunked" HTTP response