DreamFactory REST API Backend for the Intel IoT Gateway


RESTful web services that simplify the connection of IoT sensors, devices and gateways to backend services


DreamFactory Software has announced news of its open source REST API backend now pairing with the Intel IoT Gateway to power a emerging IoT applications.

DreamFactory eliminates a time-consuming hurdle that confronts developers: building APIs to store, process and access IoT data collected by a wide array of device types, platforms and interface methods.

In combination with the Intel IoT Gateway, DreamFactory, a general member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, provides RESTful web services that simplify the connection of IoT sensors, devices and gateways to backend services — and accelerate the development of applications and services that leverage IoT data.

“The combination of DreamFactory and Intel can play a significant role in enabling IoT for commercial, consumer and industrial applications. We share a vision for relieving developers of time spent on building custom interfaces, so they can more rapidly build applications that put IoT data to work for both businesses and end users,” said Bill Appleton, co-founder and CEO of DreamFactory.

RESTful openings

Because Intel and DreamFactory support popular open standards such as RESTful web services, developers can now tackle a wide range of IoT applications that, until now, have been dominated by large companies that market closed, proprietary software.

“Data-driven Internet of Things applications depend on trusting the data source. The Intel IoT Gateway provides the security and manageability required for maintaining a quality data pipeline from the edge,” said Geetha Dabir, vice president and general manager of the Application-Ready Platforms Division with the Intel Internet of Things Group. “Combined with our rich set of connectivity and runtime capabilities, it’s easy to build connected solutions starting with Intel IOT Gateways at the edge, and intelligently directing the right data to DreamFactory’s API services. Together it just makes for a solution that’s readily tailored for unique applications and a faster time to market.”

FramTack, a development firm that specializes in embedded and industrial automation technology, is using DreamFactory, FramTack’s Solution Family software and Intel IoT Gateway hardware to connect IP-based smart devices that monitor industrial equipment to sophisticated cloud-based services and applications.

About Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian Bridgwater is a freelance journalist specialising in cross platform software application development and data analytics as well as all related aspects of software engineering and project management.   Adrian is a regular writer and blogger with Computer Weekly, Forbes, The Register and others. His journalistic creed is to bring forward-thinking, impartial, technology editorial to a professional (and hobbyist) technology audience around the world. His mission is to objectively inform, educate and challenge.
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