Bring local compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and ML inference capabilities to edge devices
AWS IoT Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to edge devices so they can act locally on the data they generate, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and durable storage. With AWS IoT Greengrass, connected devices can run AWS Lambda functions, execute predictions based on machine learning models, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely – even when not connected to the Internet.
The AWS IoT Greengrass snap allows you to run a version of AWS IoT Greengrass with limited functionality on your Linux environments. Currently, Java, Node.js, and native Lambda functions are not supported. Machine learning inference, connectors, and noncontainerized Lambda functions are also not supported.
Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install AWS IoT Greengrass
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa).
You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.
Install AWS IoT Greengrass
To install AWS IoT Greengrass, simply use the following command: