Things as a Service
The concept of delivering IoT functionality without the end-user having to operate or maintain extensive hardware, e.g. services such as Hadoop can be delivered in the cloud to receive and process the data generated by IoT-enabled sensor networks.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trend in which the physical world is becoming a type of giant information system through sensors and telematics embedded in physical objects and linked through wireless networks. As with all new and exciting technologies, it's difficult to separate hype from reality. Certainly the IoT, with its promise of connecting homes and cars, smart grids and smart manufacturing fit into this category. What is different this time around is the convergence of disruptive technologies such as cloud and mobile, shrinking hardware and ubiquitous connectivity, increasing business use cases that are rewriting traditional business rulebook.