“Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life, it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.” – Freeman Dyson
Everyone today is aware that the future of technology is exploding into something most poeple can barely comprehend. For those in the tech industry, getting ahead of innovations is what keeps things running smoothly. Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are evolving in such a way that simply running them is getting cumbersome. The evolution of these technologies has created the need for an IoT and SaaS middleware platform. RoboMQ was founded in 2012 with a vision to build a middleware integration platform for IoT and SaaS that will help businesses solve their Integration challenges and enable them to succeed.
RoboMQ is an IoT & SaaS CSI/middleware platform that can integrate IoT & SaaS applications using any industry standard protocol with no proprietary APIs. At the core, it is a message-oriented middleware with our ThingsConnect suite of adapters and connectors, management UI and messaging dashboard with real-time analytics engine. A ThingsConnect suite of adapters and connectors is what creates this differentiation through protocol adapters and converters. Two systems can speak different protocols and still be able to integrate together. Additionally, the company has its “Microservices Platform” that uses the core middleware, multi-protocol gateway, along with messaging fabric and docker based development framework, to build services using the Microservices architecture. Microservices based development reduces the cost of implementation and increases the service or component reusability for the client.
The “Event Recorder” component allows storing critical integration events of interest to a relational database or “Big Data” platform, enabling real-time analytics and event-driven data warehousing.
The “Hybrid Messaging Cloud” provides a local middleware for the integration of local site-specific systems with federation and buffering to the cloud for integration with global or enterprise systems. It is ideal for businesses that have both local and enterprise systems with intermittent network connectivity across sites.
“Device to Dashboard” is the real-time analytics engine that provides IoT device data visualization by simple drag-and-drop of widgets and installation of a plugin on the device.
“Data Driven Alerts” components can send an email, SMS, or a phone call if the device identifies an event of interest that matches a defined threshold. It can also create a support ticket, a record for event correlation, case to Salesforce (or other CRM) and/or applicable system/service for the designated triage team to engage instantly.
RoboMQ differentiates itself from competition due to the following:
- It is an open platform that is protocol agnostic and supports all standard protocols, unlike most of our competition, which requires coding to their specific APIs or set of protocols.
- RoboMQ will be the CSI platform of choice for organizations that truly wishes to be innovative by building product and services using diverse and specialized technologies and toolsets. Clients are able to focus on the applications and services that best align with their own business objectives and success while leaving the integration to RoboMQ.
- It is built with the latest technologies for cloud, SaaS and IoT providing an agile platform that offers significant cost advantages along with faster time to market.
- It offers significant cost savings vs. traditional legacy middleware as well as other comparable CSI or iPaaS options. Clients can also get the benefits of OpEx vs. CapEx.
- The RoboMQ platform provides the greatest data integrity through guaranteed delivery and highest rates of availability in the industry.
TopGolf is the largest client of the company. RoboMQ is currently working with many IoT companies with interesting use cases, from metering solar power units to building automation and remote monitoring of critical assets. It is actively targeting IoT players in remote monitoring, activation, provisioning and lifecycle management of critical assets. On SaaS integration, it is targeting entertainment, hospitality, casinos, oil and gas, retail and industrial automation.
Andrew Macaulay, CTO of Topgolf, said, “RoboMQ has quickly enabled us to get our business critical information at the right time, and at the right place, without any manual intervention. Their services have had a significant impact on the ability to optimize and transform our business so we are ultimately able to integrate leading edge SaaS technology to deliver great value and services to all of our Topgolf guests, as well as our own associates.”
Present and Future Focus Areas
Currently, RoboMQ plans to focus on acquiring more customers and create industry specific solutions using its unique platform. For example, based on interaction with the Casino industry, which favors on-premise applications, the company is coming up with an appliance version of the product that will work out of the box when simply racked and powered. For the future, RoboMQ plans to establish itself as the leading Enterprise IoT and CSI platform.
“We connect devices, systems, clouds and things to create smart and context-aware applications”