GE Predix Industrial IoT Developer Tool Kits are coming soon and the first to be released will run on Intel Edison. Developer Tool Kits for Raspberry Pi and GE Field Agent will also eventually be made available as well as industry-specific Predix Tool Kits such as solar energy and mining.
While industry analysts expected this year to be the year Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) took off, end-of-year assessments are suggesting that there is still room for further growth in 2014. Forecasters predict a 104% annual growth in the market to reach $7.7 billion in 2017, while this week's acquisition of MBaaS vendor StackMob by PayPal has piqued more than a few businesses' curiosity. Meanwhile, analysts from Forrester and major players like Rich Mendis from AnyPresence believe the MBaaS revolution is still yet to happen for the enterprise.