Didascalou Says 'IoT Is A Scale Game'
Application development for the Internet of Things isn't just for software developers anymore. Thanks to new tools from Amazon Web Services, like AWS IoT Things Graph, the large cloud service provider is making IoT development more accessible to those with little to no coding experience, according to Dirk Didascalou, vice president of IoT at AWS.
"You still need to have a little bit of technical acumen, so it's not for a seven-year-old," Didascalou said while adding, "it's still for some specialist who understands what he's doing, but he or she doesn't need to be a software developer."
IoT Things Graph was among the major IoT announcements AWS made at last year's AWS re:Invent in the company's bid to "remove the cost and complexity of building applications at the edge with rich data sources to drive better business decision-making," as Didascalou said at the time.
In an interview with CRN, Didascalou talked about how these new tools make IoT development more scalable, what opportunities they provide partners and the competitive edge AWS has over Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud when it comes to IoT. What follows are highlights from the interview.