PrismTech Presentation Highlights how OMG DDS Standard is a Crucial Enabler for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

At the recent Object Management Group (OMG) Technical meeting in Cambridge, MA, USA, PrismTech SVP for Corporate Development, Steve Jennis presented on the subject of “Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS) – Aligning OT and IT to Deliver the Potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)” at its special Putting IIoT to Work Event.

The presentation highlighted the four mega trends that are driving IIoT adoption, specifically: (1) the continuous decline of the cost of Internet-connected sensors, (2) the vast amount of money being invested into the IoT by both large and startup companies focused on the development of devices, gateways, software, cloud, fog nodes, analytics and HMI technologies, (3) almost ubiquitous Internet connectivity and (4) the high adoption levels of smart phones, tablets and other BYOD devices.

The presentation also discussed how the OMG DDS standard can support the creation of new end-to-end IIoT systems that provide the potential for innovative new products and services, higher levels of productivity and environmental benefits.

Finally Steve showed how PrismTech’s Vortex, the leading commercial and open source implementation of the OMG DDS standard, is being used as a data-centric cross-platform enabler for OT / IT integration between edge, gateway, cloud, mobility etc. and how it is helping deliver OT and IT alignment, and thus the IIoT.

The right communication gateway is key to enabling your path to IoT success

The race for IoT domination is on. The IoT space is already filled with a vast array of technologies and protocols, making the choice of the right IoT communication gateway a fundamental requirement on you path to IoT success. Why ?

  • Expanding your system’s connectivity options is key to a leveraging the benefits of the IoT.
  • Communicating with system endpoints across networks and using different communication protocols is unavoidable.
  • Converting you data into the most appropriate format possibly for more sophisticated downstream processing will enable the right decisions to be made at the right time, unlocking new IoT insights and generating new business value.

If you are looking to develop a future-proof IoT system that is flexible and adaptable to changes driven by constant technological evolution, it is essential that you have a high-performance, extensible and configurable protocol integration framework that can transparently interoperate across different communication technologies.

Vortex Gateway addresses the problem of making data seamlessly flow across systems and technologies while adapting format, content, and QoS. It can used to integrate DDS-based systems with over 100 other messaging technologies, such as MQTT, AMQP, JMS, XMPP and DDSI-RTPS;  as well as integrating with Web Technologies such as W3C Web Services and RESTful Web Services and other with proprietary protocols.

Vortex Gateway is the only DDS-based mutli-protocol integration platform available in the market. It allows IoT systems to connect their devices and applications together independent of the underlying technologies used and also to leverage the many other great benefits of the full Vortex Product suite.

Make sure you’re on the right IoT path with Vortex Gateway.  >>> Find out more

Vortex OpenSplice – Power at the core of your IoT Systems

PrismTech features Vortex OpenSplice on its latest video highlighting its exceptional properties such as power, performance, scalability, efficiency, data centricity, security and quality-of-service.
From the original OpenSplice DDS product, Vortex OpenSplice is a combination of innovation, improved performance and the most comprehensive DDS implementation available in the market. Vortex OpenSplice enables data to be shared and integrated across a wide spectrum of operating systems and platforms; and has been successfully deployed in many missions and business-critical systems.
Vortex OpenSplice is available for a FREE 30-day trial. Click here to download.

Data Distribution Service Tutorial Live Webcast

Date: 25th June 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Learn DDS-based data-centric design and data-modeling fundamentals
  • Learn the most important Programming, Data Modeling, Quality of Service Idioms and Patterns
  • Learn how DDS can be effectively leveraged for Internet of Things systems

Abstract:

The Data Distribution Service (DDS) is a standard for efficient and ubiquitous data sharing built upon the concept of a strongly typed distributed data space. The ability to scale from resource constrained embedded systems to ultra-large scale distributed systems has made DDS the technology of choice for applications in industries such as Industrial Automation, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Connected Vehicles, Medical Devices, Air Traffic Control and Management, Modeling and Simulation, Defense and Aerospace.

This webcast will provide attendees with an introduction to the DDS standard. After attending the webcast you will understand how to exploit DDS architectural features when designing your next system, how to write idiomatic DDS applications and what are the fundamental patterns that you should adopt in your applications.

The webcast will last approximately one hour. Click here to book your seat.

Webcast Presenter:

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.

OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things Berlin Germany

Industrial Internet of Things standards event

Date: 17th June 2015
Location: Berlin, Germany

With the rise of smart analytics processing data generated by interconnected devices and machines, we are experiencing a technological shift not seen since the Internet Revolution of the 1980s-90s. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is delivering improved productivity, major cost savings, and streamlined processes to professionals from all industries. OMG has been active in IIoT standardization from long before “IIoT” became an industry buzzword. This half-day information session looks at two important areas where OMG standards are proving integral to IIoT efforts around the globe. Industry experts will share case studies of these standards at work in the industrial internet, and present their vision of the future within this rapidly growing field.

Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS)

OMG’s Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard provides a protocol that meets the demanding scalability, performance, and Quality of Service requirements of IIoT applications spanning connected machines, enterprise systems, and mobile devices. DDS is deployed world-wide on platforms ranging from low-power, low-footprint devices to Cloud servers. It supports efficient bandwidth usage and flexible real-time system integration for the agile orchestration of system components, while simultaneously providing a global data space for data analytics.

Systems Assurance (SysA)

The rapid development of truly global machine-to-machine interoperability also brings with it the threat of cyber-attacks and data theft on a previously unimaginable scale. Poorly-secured IIoT systems could pose an existential threat to the industries that deploy them. OMG’s Systems Assurance Task Force (SysA TF) works on standards that ensure the reliability, safety and security of IIoT systems. Leading practitioners in the field will present a state-of-the-practice look at current issues in risk management and security assurance, describing the OMG standards and initiatives that will help the Industrial Internet of Things deliver on its promise without succumbing to the threats it faces.

Dr. Angelo Corsaro, PhD, CTO, PrismTech and Co-Chair, Data Distribution Service (DDS) Platform Special Interest Group will be speaking at the event on:

Reactive and Data-Centric Architectures with DDS

Abstract:  An increasing number of Software Architects realize that data is the most important asset of a system and start embracing the Data-Centric revolution (datacentricmanifesto.org) – setting data at the center of their architecture and modelling applications as “visitors” to the data. At the same time, architects have also realized how reactive architectures (reactivemanifesto.org) facilitate the design of scalable, fault-tolerant and high performance systems.  Few architects have yet realised how reactive and data-centric architectures are two sides of the same coin and as such should always go together.  This presentation explains why reactive data-centric architecture is the future and how the OMG DDS Standard is uniquely positioned to support this paradigm shift. A series of use cases will highlight how the data-centric revolution is being applied in practice and what measurable benefits it is providing.

Further information and registration for the event is available at: http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/berlin-15/special-events/OMG_IoT_Standards_agenda.htm

Building Reactive Data-centric Applications with Vortex, Apache Spark and ReactiveX Live Webcast

Date: 30th April 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Understand the foundations of Reactive Data-Centric Architectures as promoted by the reactivemanifesto.org and the datacentricmanifesto.org
  • Learn about the features of Vortex that support Reactive Data-Centric Architectures
  • Learn how Vortex can be used in combination with Apache Spark and ReactiveX to build high performance data-centric

Abstract:

An increasing number of Software Architects are realizing that data is the most important asset of a system and are starting to embrace the Data-centric revolution (datacentricmanifesto.org) — setting data at the center of their architecture and modeling applications as “visitors” to the data. At the same time, architects have also realized that reactive architectures (reactivemanifesto.org) facilitate the design of scalable, fault-tolerant and high performance systems.

Yet, few architects have realized that reactive and data-centric architectures are the two sides of the same coin and should always go hand in hand.

This webcast will show how reactive data-centric systems can be designed and built taking advantage of PrismTech’s Vortex data sharing capabilities along with its integration with reactive and data-centric processing technologies such as Apache Spark and ReactiveX.

The webcast will last approximately one hour.

Webcast Presenter:

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.

A Comparative Study of Data Sharing Standards for the Internet of Things

Although Industrial and Consumer IoT applications typically require different levels of performance, security, fault tolerance, and safety, they are both data-centric and share the same underlying architectural pattern — the Collect | Store | Analyze | Share pipeline. As a result, data sharing is a crucial architectural element that can make the difference between the success and failure of an IoT application. The challenge for industry is that there is currently a proliferation of data-sharing and messaging protocols, no set standard, and – until now – no qualitative and quantitative analysis to provide insight and direction.

Read PrismTech CTO Angelo Corsaro’s latest article in the Cutter IT Journal which aims to help IoT practitioners understand the set of data-sharing requirements they must consider and guide them in the selection of viable technologies to satisfy those requirements by registering for FREE at Cutter Consortium