Patterns

In this section, we cover various IoT design patterns.

Design patterns are common approaches to performing certain operations. In IoT, these patterns cover broad operations such as the life-cycle of devices, or can be more specific such as best practices for device connectivity.

    Command

    A requesting entity reliably asks a device to perform a single action, with acknowledgement of status.

    Device Bootstrap

    An unregistered device becomes registered and fully functional in an IoT solution.

    Device State Replica

    A logical representation of a physical device’s reported state, or desired future state.

    Gateway

    Design pattern used on IoT edge devices to translate between different protocols.

    Software Update

    Ask a device to obtain new software, perform an update on itself, and confirm completion.

    Telemetry

    Collect data from sensors in a remote environment and make the sensed measurements available for use by other components of an IoT solution.

    Telemetry Archiving

    A device's measurements are saved and made available for use in their original or processed form.