Siemens Building Technologies provides automation technologies and services that help integrate and manage multiple common building features from one centralized hub. In 2017, Siemens launched MindSphere, a cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects products, plants, systems, and machines, and allows industrial customers to make decisions based on data generated by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Siemens wanted…
to augment the MindSphere platform to get their building automation products into their customers’ hands faster, generate greater market value, and gain a competitive advantage. This would require integration with the Horizon platform, another Siemens product.
In performing the MindSphere-Horizon integration, SPR chose AWS as a strategic partner, tapping into its diverse product offerings. SPR and Siemens worked together to implement an event-driven serverless architecture based on Lambda serverless compute and DynamoDB serverless storage, the platform',s operational observability was built on CloudWatch and X-Ray. This enabled Siemens', product to focus on delivering superior Smart Building hardware products and software user experiences opposed to dealing with low-level technical details