Strength: Hitachi offers robust edge capabilities that are purpose-built for manufacturing, utility and transportation asset environments. The company recently unveiled Hitachi IoT Appliance, composed of Lumada software packaged with Hitachi hardware. Hitachi continues to add sector-specific applications and functionality via customer co-development process.
Weakness: The company doesn't maintain a generally available IoT marketplace for customers to access applications, extensions and connectors by Hitachi and third-partner developers. Lumada lacks a robust catalog of supported software developer kits and tools for secure management of software and edge agents.