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Amazon IoT vs Postman: What are the differences?

What is Amazon IoT? Easily and securely connect devices to the cloud. Reliably scale to billions of devices and trillions of messages. AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren鈥檛 connected.

What is Postman? Only complete API development environment. Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

Amazon IoT can be classified as a tool in the "Internet of Things Services" category, while Postman is grouped under "API Tools".

Some of the features offered by Amazon IoT are:

  • mqtt
  • sdk
  • console

On the other hand, Postman provides the following key features:

  • Compact layout
  • HTTP requests with file upload support
  • Formatted API responses for JSON and XML

GoSquared, Movielala, and Key Location are some of the popular companies that use Postman, whereas Amazon IoT is used by NRGSoft, Deako, and Lumeneo.com. Postman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1725 company stacks & 2168 developers stacks; compared to Amazon IoT, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it | 8 upvotes 路 195.3K views

I use Postman because of the ease of team-management, using workspaces and teams, runner, collections, environment variables, test-scripts (post execution), variable management (pre and post execution), folders (inside collections, for better management of APIs), newman, easy-ci-integration (and probably a few more things that I am not able to recall right now).

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I use Swagger UI because it's an easy tool for end-consumers to visualize and test our APIs. It focuses on that ! And it's directly embedded and delivered with the APIs. Postman's built-in tools aren't bad, but their main focus isn't the documentation and also, they are hosted outside the project.

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Sadik Ay
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I recommend Postman because it's easy to use with history option. Also, it has very great features like runner, collections, test scripts runners, defining environment variables and simple exporting and importing data.

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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 174.9K views

Postman supports automation and organization in a way that Insomnia just doesn't. Admittedly, Insomnia makes it slightly easy to query the data that you get back (in a very MongoDB-esque query language) but Postman sets you up to develop the code that you would use in development/testing right in the editor.

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Pros of Amazon IoT
Pros of Postman
  • 1
    Websocket broadcast
  • 486
    Easy to use
  • 369
    Great tool
  • 275
    Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
  • 156
    Easy setup, looks good
  • 143
    The best api workflow out there
  • 53
    It's the best
  • 53
    History feature
  • 44
    Adds real value to my workflow
  • 42
    Great interface that magically predicts your needs
  • 34
    The best in class app
  • 11
    Can save and share script
  • 9
    Fully featured without looking cluttered
  • 7
    Option to run scrips
  • 7
    Collections
  • 7
    Global/Environment Variables
  • 6
    Dead simple and useful. Excellent
  • 6
    Dark theme easy on the eyes
  • 6
    Shareable Collections
  • 5
    Great integration with newman
  • 5
    Awesome customer support
  • 4
    Documentation
  • 4
    The test script is useful
  • 4
    Simple
  • 3
    Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
  • 3
    Easy as pie
  • 3
    Saves responses
  • 3
    This has simplified my testing significantly
  • 2
    API-network
  • 2
    Mocking API calls with predefined response
  • 2
    I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
  • 1
    Graph
  • 1
    Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
  • 1
    Continuous integration using newman
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    Now supports GraphQL
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    Postman Runner CI Integration
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    Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
  • 0
    Runner
  • 0
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Cons of Amazon IoT
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    • 9
      Stores credentials in HTTP
    • 7
      Poor GraphQL support
    • 7
      Bloated features and UI
    • 6
      Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
    • 2
      Expensive
    • 1
      Support websocket
    • 1
      Import curl
    • 1
      Import swagger
    • 1
      Can't prompt for per-request variables

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    What is Amazon IoT?

    AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren鈥檛 connected.

    What is Postman?

    It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon IoT and Postman?
    Azure IoT Hub
    Use device-to-cloud telemetry data to understand the state of your devices and define message routes to other Azure services without writing any code. In cloud-to-device messages, reliably send commands and notifications to your connected devices and track message delivery with acknowledgement receipts. Device messages are sent in a durable way to accommodate intermittently connected devices.
    Amazon MQ
    Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud.
    AWS IoT Device Management
    AWS IoT Device Management makes it easy to securely onboard, organize, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale. IoT Device Management lets you register your devices individually or in bulk, and manage permissions so that devices remain secure. Then, you use the IoT Device Management console to organize your devices into groups, monitor and troubleshoot device functionality, and send remote updates to your devices.
    Google Cloud IoT Core
    Cloud IoT Core is a fully managed service that allows you to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from millions of globally dispersed devices. Cloud IoT Core, in combination with other services on Google Cloud IoT platform, provides a complete solution for collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing IoT data in real time to support improved operational efficiency.
    Resin.io
    Balena makes it simple to deploy, update, and maintain code running on remote devices.
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