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.

OMG Launches New DDS Portal

Colleagues, I’m really excited about the Object Management Group’s (OMG) new DDS Portal. The portal is a collaborative effort between the OMG and key DDS stakeholders, including vendors such as PrismTech and is a replacement for the original portal that had been around for some time and that had started to become very dated. The updated portal has a brand new look and feel, improved structure and more importantly up to date content focused on DDS – the proven Data Connectivity standard for the Internet of Things.

The portal is designed to be used as resource hub for the DDS IoT community and will act a central point for information relating to DDS including: technical overview and benefits of using the DDS standard, uses-cases based on real IoT projects that are using DDS, a resource and vendor directory, DDS IoT news and events, plus links to the latest DDS related standardization work.

It is also important to point out that the plan is to make sure that portal keeps evolving. With support and contributions from both the DDS user and vendor communities we want to ensure that the portal becomes an important vehicle to promote the adoption of DDS in IoT world.

Please take some time to check out the new portal, I really think it’s a big improvement.

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Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., PrismTech CTO, DDS Special Interest Group, Co-chair

Angelo Corsaro, PrismTech’s CTO to Present on DDS at OMG IIoT Standards at Work Event in Berlin

Dr. Corsaro will explain the many benefits that using Reactive and Data-Centric Architectures with DDS can bring to the IIoT

Chief Technology Officer Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., will present on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard during the Object Management Group’s (OMG™) Industrial Internet of Things Standards at Work Event in Berlin, Germany in June. A widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, Dr. Corsaro will address “Reactive and Data-Centric Architectures with DDS.”

The OMG’s DDS is a data-centric standard that is ideally suited for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. Among its many benefits, it provides the necessary scalability, performance, and quality-of-service (QoS) features needed to support IIoT applications.

Industrial Internet of Things standards event

A long time active member of the OMG, Dr. Corsaro co-chairs the DDS Special Interest Group for the technology standards consortium. Dr. Corsaro and several other invited industry representatives will deliver their presentations at the OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things Event on June 17, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

“The DDS standard is well positioned to play a significant role in the continued growth of Industrial IoT systems,” said Dr. Corsaro, who recently conducted the industry’s first qualitative and quantitative analysis of data-sharing standards for the IoT. “Based on a variety of crucial parameters such as latency, overhead and efficiency, DDS regularly out performs other protocols that can be used within IIoT.”

PrismTech’s intelligent data-sharing platform, Vortex, is based on the DDS open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud Internet scale real-time data sharing. It is a crucial enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end QoS facilitating its ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time.

Dr. Corsaro is the author of numerous international standards and a renowned expert on middleware, software patterns, and real-time and distributed systems. He directs PrismTech’s Vortex technology strategy, planning and evolution.

Further information about the OMG’s Industrial Internet of Things Standards at Work Event is available at: http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/berlin-15/special-events/OMG_IoT_Standards_Info.htm.

Further information about PrismTech’s Vortex is available from the website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.

Distributed Algorithms in DDS: Higher Level Abstractions for Building Scalable and Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems Live Webcast

Date: 21st May 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Understand the common challenges posed by Distributed Systems and the traps and pitfalls that you should avoid.
  • Learn about the key distributed algorithms that can be used to solve common problems, such as fault-detection, group management, distributed mutex and barriers, etc., when architecting distributed systems.
  • Discover how these algorithms can be efficiently implemented in DDS.

Abstract:

The OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard has recently received an incredible level of attention and press coverage due to its relevance for Consumer and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications and its suitability for the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Reference Architecture. The main reason for the excitement in DDS stems from its data-centricity, efficiency, internet-wide scalability, high-availability and configurability.

Although DDS provides a very feature rich platform for architecting distributed systems, it focuses on doing one thing well — namely data-sharing. As a result, many architects and developers tend to devise by themselves – assuming the DDS primitives as a foundation – the (hopefully correct) algorithms for distributed systems such as fault-detection, distributed mutual exclusion, distributed barriers, leader election, consensus, atomic multicast, distributed queues, etc.

This webcast explores DDS-based distributed algorithms for many classical, yet fundamental, problems in distributed systems. By attending the webcast you will learn how recurring problems arising in the design of distributed systems can be addressed using algorithms that are correct and perform well.

Access On-Demand Webcast here.

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.

Object Management Group (OMG) Technical Meeting 2015 – Cambridge MA, USA

Date: 21st September 2015 to 25th September 2015
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

PrismTech is a Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG) and has been a member since 1993. PrismTech’s CEO, Keith Steele, serves on the OMG’s Board of Directors. PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS CTO, Dr. Angelo Corsaro, co-chairs the OMG DDS Special Interest Group and serves on the architecture board.

PrismTech will be actively participating in this forthcoming OMG Technical Meeting. PrismTech’s products implement OMG standards including our Vortex OpenSplice Data Distribution Service (DDS) product suite.

Further information about the OMG’s Technical Meetings is available from their website at www.omg.org

Object Management Group (OMG) Technical Meeting Berlin Germany 2015

Date: 15th June 2015 to 19th June 2015
Location: Berlin, Germany

PrismTech is a Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG) and has been a member since 1993. PrismTech’s CEO, Keith Steele, serves on the OMG’s Board of Directors. PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS CTO, Dr. Angelo Corsaro, co-chairs the OMG DDS Special Interest Group and serves on the architecture board.

PrismTech will be actively participating in this forthcoming OMG Technical Meeting. PrismTech’s products implement OMG standards including our Vortex OpenSplice Data Distribution Service (DDS) product suite.

Further information about the OMG’s Technical Meetings is available from their website at www.omg.org

Discover Vortex Lite: the fastest DDS implementation

Angelo Corsaro speaks about Vortex Lite – the low latency, real-time data sharing technology for resource constrained Internet of Things devices with limited memory and processing capabilities. Vortex Lite’s highly modular and extensive architecture makes it the fastest DDS implementation available on the market and one of the best candidates for safety-critical applications requiring certification. Download Vortex Lite for evaluation now.