The RTOS Powers the Internet of Things
Driven by the convergence of cloud technology, rapidly growing data volumes, and increasingly connected devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) poses new challenges and presents a host of new opportunities that businesses of all sizes and industries can seize right now. This system-of-systems is fundamental to realizing business value—unlocking the insight hidden in data, identifying and creating new services, enhancing productivity and efficiency, improving real-time decision making, solving critical problems, and developing new and innovative user experiences. Billions of intelligent devices and systems make up IoT. The majority of these “things” are embedded systems, many of which are running a real-time operating system (RTOS). This paper outlines the critical features and characteristics a RTOS must have in order to meet the specific challenges and realize the enormous opportunities of IoT.