Samsung’s Artik Cloud to challenge Microsoft’s Azure in IoT

Samsung and Microsoft have crossed paths in the smartphone and tablet markets, and will now do battle in the cloud. 

Samsung on Wednesday announced the Artik Cloud service for businesses, which the company hopes will give it a strong position in the emerging Internet of Things market. In IoT, it will take on cloud services like Microsoft’s Azure and IBM’s Bluemix.

Simply put, the Artik Cloud provides the tools needed for companies to securely collect, store and analyze telemetry data collected from a wide range of sensors.

The cloud service also provides software tools and connectors to link IoT data to other cloud services or silos of data that companies may have in server installations or outside sources.

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