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Over the past decade, microservices have emerged as a powerful architectural style that allows developers to decouple different parts of applications to enhance scalability, maintainability, and development speed. Combining this with the asynchronous nature of Node.js and the simplicity of Express, we’ve built a robust SaaS application to monitor IoT devices.


We’ve integrated Python Lambdas, AWS IoT services, and MQTT for real-time notifications. Our modular approach has enabled us to segregate functionalities like device management, user administration, and notifications into individual services. AWS Cognito serves as the unifying authentication platform for all these services, ensuring a secure and streamlined user experience.



    1. Modular Microservices: Each microservice is dedicated to a specific module—devices, users, notifications, etc. This modularity simplifies scaling, maintenance, and potential future module additions.

    2. Real-time IoT Device Monitoring: By leveraging AWS IoT, our SaaS application can efficiently track, monitor, and manage countless IoT devices in real-time.

    3. Cross-platform Compatibility: With dedicated native applications for both Android and iOS, users can seamlessly monitor and manage their IoT devices on the go.

    4. Real-time Notifications with MQTT: MQTT, a lightweight messaging protocol, powers our real-time notification system. This ensures that users are instantly alerted about significant device events and updates.

    5. Unified Authentication with AWS Cognito: Centralized authentication through AWS Cognito ensures a secure and consistent authentication experience across all our microservices.


    Maintaining Consistency
    Ensuring data consistency across multiple microservices can be challenging, especially when they scale independently.
    Service Communication
    With multiple microservices, efficient inter-service communication is vital. Finding the right balance between RESTful APIs, direct service calls, and event-driven approaches was crucial.
    IoT Device Diversity
    IoT devices come in various shapes, sizes, and capabilities. Creating a SaaS platform that's compatible with a broad spectrum of devices posed some initial challenges.
    MQTT Broker Scalability
    As the number of connected IoT devices and users grows, ensuring that the MQTT broker can handle the increased message load without lag becomes crucial.
    Error Handling & Recovery
    In a distributed system, handling service failures gracefully while ensuring minimal user disruption was a complex task.

    Project Goals

    1. Enhanced Scalability: We aim to further optimize our services to handle millions of simultaneous IoT devices, ensuring real-time performance remains consistent.

    2. Improved Device Compatibility: By expanding our IoT integration libraries and tools, we want our SaaS application to support an even wider range of IoT devices out-of-the-box.

    3. Advanced Analytics & Insights: Building upon the data collected from IoT devices, we intend to offer users advanced analytics and predictive insights into their connected devices.

    4. Tighter Security Measures: As the digital landscape evolves, so do threats. We continuously strive to enhance our security measures, ensuring data integrity and user privacy.

    5. Community-Driven Modules: By open-sourcing certain components, we hope to foster a community-driven approach where developers can contribute to and create new modules for our platform.


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      Dave S

      Dave S

      Co-Founder- StompSessions


      I have Known BitCot for 4 years and have been impressed with the diversity and quality of BitCot work. With that solid foundation it was really easy to select BitCot as our development partner.