Cloud Infrastructures, Services, and IoT Systems for Smart Cities. Second EAI International Conference, IISSC 2017 and CN4IoT 2017, Brindisi, Italy, April 20–21, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Investigating Operational Costs of IoT Cloud Applications

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-67636-4_16,
        author={Edua Kalmar and Attila Kertesz},
        title={Investigating Operational Costs of IoT Cloud Applications},
        proceedings={Cloud Infrastructures, Services, and IoT Systems for Smart Cities. Second EAI International Conference, IISSC 2017 and CN4IoT 2017, Brindisi, Italy, April 20--21, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={IISSC \& CN4IOT},
        year={2017},
        month={11},
        keywords={Cloud computing Internet of Things Cost estimation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-67636-4_16}
    }
    
  • Edua Kalmar
    Attila Kertesz
    Year: 2017
    Investigating Operational Costs of IoT Cloud Applications
    IISSC & CN4IOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67636-4_16
Edua Kalmar1, Attila Kertesz1,*
  • 1: University of Szeged
*Contact email: keratt@inf.u-szeged.hu

Abstract

With the appearance of things of the Internet of Things (IoT) area, IoT Cloud systems have been formed that are supported by cloud technologies, but still needs a significant amount of research. Data users produce with IoT devices are continuously posted to online services, which require the use of cloud providers to efficiently handle, and meaningfully visualize these data. In this paper we analyze the pricing schemes of four corresponding providers, and perform usage cost calculations for a concrete IoT scenario to help users to better understand their operation. We also compare these IoT Cloud providers by estimating service costs for operating an application of a smart city use case. We also validate our cost estimation by simulating the smart city scenario in the IBM Bluemix Platform.