Two companies are laying claim to “Cool Vendor” status. Edge Impulse says it was recognized as a 2022 Gartner Cool Vendor for edge computing with its work on simplified edge application deployment at scale. Along with Edge Impulse, Avassa, a Swedish edge computing startup, was also named “Cool Vendor” in the same report.
The 2022 Gartner Cool Vendor report is developed by industry analysts evaluating companies and businesses that offer technology and services that impact the edge computing space. To be eligible, companies need to have been founded within the last ten years and have annual revenue of less than $100 million.
Edge Impulse is known for providing an IoT development platform for machine learning on edge devices; the platform is free for developers while enterprises can subscribe for access to additional features and support. Edge Impulse has gained much traction since its foundation in 2019 with the mission to enable developers to create next-gen applications with intelligence on edge IoT devices. Edge Impulse’ software is capable of processing edge sensor data with real-time signal processing and deploying the AI models to the target edge device. Edge Impulse’ CLI enables users to control local devices, act as a proxy to sync data for devices that do not have an active internet connection, and upload and convert local files.
“Being named a Gartner Cool Vendor is a huge honor for us at Edge Impulse,” said CEO and co-founder Zach Shelby. “We feel it further highlights edge computing as a key emerging technology, confirms our position as a leader, and validates our efforts to democratize ML deployments for all developers and enterprises, allowing them to build more innovative products faster.”
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Founded in 2020, Avassa is an edge orchestration platform. Its technology enables enterprise IT teams to manage containerized applications. This application-centric platform targets use cases where instances of container applications are deployed in several edge locations. Avassa edge orchestration platform contains two software components — the ‘control tower’ and the ‘edge enforcer’ — to enable efficient and secure application orchestration using the same processes and methods used in the cloud.
“We truly appreciate Gartner including edge computing as a category in their Cool Vendor research, as we consider this category distinction helps enterprises make an informed decision around their edge computing initiatives by providing robust insights into their processes,” says Carl Moberg, CTO and co-founder of Avassa. “Avassa aims to make the edge delightfully easy to manage for applications teams and believe being named a Gartner Cool Vendor is a fantastic honor and a huge recognition of our contribution to the edge computing ecosystem this far.”
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There are four 2022 Gartner Cool Vendors for edge computing. Sunlight.io, which provides a micro-cloud edge deployment solution, was also named.
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