Amazon Acquires Internet of Things Startup 2lemetry

PHOTO CREDIT: D.Begley/Flickr
PHOTO CREDIT: D.Begley/Flickr

Amazon.com has acquired 2lemetry, a startup with a system for sending, receiving, and analyzing data from Internet-connected devices.

“We can confirm that Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, and we look forward to continuing to support 2lemetry customers,” an Amazon Web Services spokeswoman told VentureBeat in an email. She would not tell VentureBeat how the team or technology would be integrated into Amazon. (TechCrunch originally reported on the deal.)

But given the startup’s ability to work with data from devices following various protocols, it’s reasonable to speculate that Amazon may see in 2lemetry’s technology a starting point for a new cloud service that could make it easier for applications to pull in or set rules about information from Internet-connected devices — or alternatively a way to flesh out an existing tool, like the Kinesis service for stream processing. It could also align with Amazon’s recently announced event-driven Lambda cloud service. Interestingly, Amazon gave 2lemetry a preview of Lambda last year, and 2lemetry employee Ryan Burke ended up describing Lambda as “a perfect complement to our real-time data services.”

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SOURCE: Venture Beat, Jordan Novet