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Eclipse IoT: 10 Years of Connecting the World One Device at a Time

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:15 by Mike Milinkovich

It’s been 10 years since the Eclipse IoT Working Group was first established as the M2M Industry Working Group. I want to sincerely thank everyone that has helped make Eclipse IoT the leading community for open source IoT technology innovation and collaboration.

To celebrate this anniversary and a decade of achievements in open source IoT technologies, the Eclipse IoT community has a number of initiatives planned over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the Eclipse IoT website, our blogs, newsletter, social posts, and your email for more information about planned activities, commemorative content, and tributes to key community achievements.

Powering the World’s Leading Commercial IoT Solutions

Today, the Eclipse IoT ecosystem is the largest open source IoT community in the world with 47 working group members, 47 projects, 360 contributors, and more than 32 million lines of code.

It’s impossible to overstate the impact this fast-growing community has had on commercial adoption of IoT solutions on a global scale. With dozens of IoT projects across device, gateway, cloud, security, edge, and other domains, the Eclipse IoT ecosystem provides easy access to all of the building blocks needed to develop end-to-end IoT solutions.

This has all been made possible by our community members. At this 10 year milestone, we want to recognize two founding members of the original working group—IBM and Eurotech—that continue to actively contribute to, and drive, Eclipse IoT technologies. Over the years, these innovators have been joined by dozens of additional member organizations, large and small, all of whom see the value that open innovation and collaboration bring to their organizations.

In addition to the original founding members, the current Eclipse IoT ecosystem now includes globally recognized players such as Bosch.IO, Red Hat, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, SAP, and Siemens, as well as smaller industrial IoT (IIoT) specialists such as Aloxy, Cedalo, itemis, and Kynetics; and edge IoT innovators such as ADLINK Technology and Edgeworx.

This broad and diverse mix of Eclipse IoT ecosystem participants has led to an extremely vibrant community that has helped drive commercial innovation and adoption at scale. As our IoT case studies highlight, Eclipse IoT members of all sizes and types are benefitting from new relationships, new business and market opportunities, and faster growth.

A Brief Word About Our IoT & Edge Research

Our 2021 IoT & Edge Computing Commercial Adoption Survey confirms that organizations clearly recognize the value of open source technologies for IoT solutions. Nearly 40 percent of survey respondents are using or evaluating the use of open source solutions exclusively, while another 35 percent are looking at a mix of open source and proprietary components. If you haven’t had a chance to read the full survey report, you can download it here

We recently launched the annual  IoT & Edge Developer Survey. Be sure to participate in what has become one of the leading research reports within the IoT and Edge Computing industries. Participate now

Congratulations to 10 Great Years and Here’s to the Next Decade!

I truly believe these first 10 years are just the beginning of what the dedicated and growing Eclipse IoT community will achieve through open source innovation and collaboration. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what comes next.

To learn more about the benefits of membership in Eclipse IoT, visit the working group website.