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Advantages of using IoT platform (eg Thingspeak) over Mysql

Question asked by pushpa monisha in #Databases on Mar 31, 2019
pushpa monisha
pushpa monisha · Mar 31, 2019
Member of CrazyEngineers

I am using Thingspeak IOT cloud platform for storing and retriving the real time data. Creating own database through MYSQL is also suggested. Which is better? IOT cloud platform or MYSQL server.

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Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal · Apr 6, 2019
Linux and Telecom professional

I don't understand the comparison;
From what I visualized in Thingspeak's website, it is an analytics tool with key CSPs. It means it's a product which may or may not contain mySQL or Kafka as backend.

While MySQL is database. You can do numerous things with it.

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 6, 2019
CEO @ CrazyEngineers, TEDx Speaker, Guitarist

@pushpa monisha - It'd be nice if you could clarify what you wish to achieve and describe the problem a bit in more detail. 

Raji Tamil
Raji Tamil · Apr 6, 2019
Member of CrazyEngineers

IOT Platform is the best in retrieving and store data. 

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 6, 2019
CEO @ CrazyEngineers, TEDx Speaker, Guitarist

@Raji Tamil - that's a general statement; but I'm not sure what you are suggesting. How does IoT store and retrieve data? 

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