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What is ThingsBoard?

ThingsBoard is an open-source IoT platform that enables rapid development, management, and scaling of IoT projects. Our goal is to provide the out-of-the-box IoT cloud or on-premises solution that will enable server-side infrastructure for your IoT applications.


With ThingsBoard, you are able to:

  • Provision devices, assets and customers, and define relations between them.
  • Collect and visualize data from devices and assets.
  • Analyze incoming telemetry and trigger alarms with complex event processing.
  • Control your devices using remote procedure calls (RPC).
  • Build work-flows based on a device life-cycle event, REST API event, RPC request, etc.
  • Design dynamic and responsive dashboards and present device or asset telemetry and insights to your customers.
  • Enable use-case specific features using customizable rule chains.
  • Push device data to other systems.
  • Much moreā€¦

See ThingsBoard features list for more features and useful links to the specific feature documentation.


ThingsBoard is designed to be:

  • scalable: the horizontally scalable platform, built using leading open-source technologies.
  • fault-tolerant: no single-point-of-failure, every node in the cluster is identical.
  • robust and efficient: a single server node can handle tens or even hundreds of thousands of devices, depending on the use-case. ThingsBoard cluster can handle millions of devices.
  • customizable: adding new functionality is easy with customizable widgets and rule engine nodes.
  • durable: never lose your data.

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