After a few months of working with Node-RED, I thought it was about time to give something back to a great community. I decided to document my search for a good Internet-of-things platform on the web and the steps I had to take to make Node-RED talk to them.

Please find my white paper “Data Storage & Visualisation in the Internet of Things” (for download on Slideshare), in which I show code examples how to connect Node-RED with minimal efforts, provide an overview of limitations I encountered, and offer a few subtle recommendations which platform might be best for your job.

Platforms that were included in the test: Carriots, EmonCMS, Evrythng, Eyehub, Exosite, Geras, OpenSensors.IO, Tinamous, Thingspeak, Ubidots, Xively.