Samsung boosts interoperability between devices and applications with new Artik IoT Cloud Platform

Samsung Electronics launched Wednesday Artik Cloud, its open data exchange platform designed to connect devices and applications. The Samsung Artik Cloud offers easy-to-use, open APIs and tools to securely collect, store, and act on any data from any connected device or cloud service. Using these APIs and tools, companies can quickly bring new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services to market, tap into new revenue streams, and grow their business.

Using Artik Cloud, companies can securely collect, store, and act on any data from any connected device or cloud service. With easy-to-use, open APIs to ingest and query data, and tools to visualize and act on the data, Artik Cloud empowers developers and solution providers to build new IoT apps and services.

Ssmsung Artik Cloud is highly scalable, with an architecture designed to support the billions of IoT devices expected in the next few years, while keeping latency low to enabling fast interactions.Commercially-available, the Artik Cloud comes with a tiered pricing model that developers can start using it for free.

Unlike several other IoT cloud platforms, Artik Cloud breaks down data siloes between devices and enables a new class of IoT applications and services. The launch of this exciting new platform signals Samsung’s foray into the cloud services market, currently occupied by Microsoft’s Azure service and Amazon Web Services, but reinforces “our belief that, by creating powerful open platforms, we can harness the information generated by IoT to develop new insights and new approaches to address the major global challenges of today and tomorrow,” according to Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer at Samsung Electronics.


Companies face numerous challenges when connecting different devices and cloud services together into unified experiences. These challenges include collecting data from a diverse set of devices using a variety of protocols; enabling legacy, new, and third-party devices and cloud services to interact with each other with minimal effort; storing data from siloed devices in a single location and deriving meaningful insights; managing data security and privacy; and providing developers with easy-to-use APIs and tools.

At the heart of Artik Cloud is an architecture that securely connects user’s devices to other devices, even those from third parties, and to cloud services, independent of the underlying radio or wireless protocols. It shares data between devices and cloud (two way communication) using multiple protocols, including REST/HTTP, websockets, MQTT, and CoAP, and connect to any cloud service and collect data from it. It also collects discrete, continuous, real time or historical data, irrespective of its source. Users can choose to either keep their devices private or make them publicly discoverable, and manage most manifests with self-service user interface or write code for advanced manifests.

Artik Cloud enables devices to communicate with other devices or cloud services, adopts onboard any device using a universal language to describe device states and actions; connects to any device to the cloud using multiple protocols – REST/HTTP, Websockets, MQTT, and CoAP; connects to any cloud service and collect data from it.

The clous srvice offers heterogeneous data collection that collects any data (continuous, discrete, real time, or historical) from any device or third party cloud; securely exchanges messages between device and cloud, even on low power devices such as wearables and end-node sensors, while using data normalization and analytics to fain fast access to data, statistics, and aggregations with multiple backends to store, replicate, and index data.

Developer tools from Artik Cloud empower developers to build new IoT apps using easy-to-use, open APIs, SDKs, and tools. It collects and queries data from disparate devices using easy-to-use, open APIs; allows developers to build apps and services using a number of mobile and platform SDKs: Objective C / iOS, Java / Android, JavaScript, Swift, PHP, Python, Ruby, Scala, and C#; as well as Tizen 3.0 when released. It also triggers cross-device actions and alerts with a powerful built in rules engine, and can visualize data from disparate devices in context.

“As more and more consumer IoT devices are created and brought to market, the need for interoperability becomes paramount as it is the key to creating more compelling and integrated experiences.  The need for an open cloud solution that can work with any connected device, and with other cloud services is critical for broader consumer adoption,” said BK Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics. “The launch of ARTIK Cloud is extremely exciting because it promises to not only help Samsung connect our diverse portfolio of products, but also enable other companies to participate in a growing IoT ecosystem.”

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