Java, an application development language, has sustained its popularity as among the most sought-after programming languages across the globe for decades now. Used to develop quality apps for not only smartphones but too, Java offers a vast variety of benefits for businesses. For starters, it comes loaded with features such as cryptography, which encompasses exhaustive APIs, and advanced authentication and access control, which facilitates the creation of tailored security policy, integration of a variety of secure login mechanisms, and implementation of a properly established permission access policy to crucial data. Furthermore, Java also offers support for Public Key Infrastructure to enhance the application response time while validating or checking security certificate statuses.

The platform offers a plethora of other features that deliver significant benefits for business; it gets a group of useful APIs as well as secure communication protocols that provide additional protection for all the internal and external data shared with the company's app. Then there's also the fact that Java’s security platform is underpinned by the sandbox principle, which means the company's app runs in a safe shell that ensures that no external attacker can get through to it. Given all the benefits that the platform offers that makes it a wise choice for development with technologies such as IoT and Big Data.

Let's carefully look at the role Java stands to play in the furtherment of IoT:

1. Platform neutrality: When it comes to IoT systems, platform independence is an important consideration. Furthermore, the development of embedded applications demands factors such as the processor, real-time operating system, and protocols that will be used to link the devices in consideration. Since Java ME can abstract these elements, IoT applications work across a variety of platforms without the need to change the code.

2. Effortless accessibility: The use of IoT devices is widespread: from houses to global factories, they are becoming increasingly prevalent. Hence, some of the most vital elements in the context of IoT devices are scalability and security. Moreover, guess which programming language fulfills this Java meets this prerequisite. In addition to that, it also has a sizeable ecosystem in place, thus making it even more suited for use in IoT.

3. Better product lifecycle: Java empowers products with the capability to update themselves by the market's as well as the business' needs. Moreover, that's not all; the device manages the upgrade process on its own sans any issues. Long story short, Java plays a significant role in enhancing a product's overall lifecycle.

As IoT continues to bring devices online, it is generating more and more data. These humongous data sets necessitate equally large storage as well as extensive management, and that's precisely where big data comes in and also why they need to make it better. Moreover, as we discussed above, Java is the ideal candidate for a tool that is capable of facilitating this. Perhaps the only other thing that companies will need is an expert team of Java certified programmers that can help them reach their goals.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This blog is created, to showcase how geolocation apps are helping modern businesses.