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

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

Vortex Live Demo at the IIC Information Session

Discover Vortex at the IIC Information Session

Spend an hour with PrismTech for an introduction to and live demo of Vortex, including a detailed Q&A session with our technical leadership.

  • Learn why we selected the DDS real-time pub/sub standard for Vortex and how DDS compares with other IoT messaging technologies (e.g. MQTT, CoAP, AMQP, REST, XMPP, etc.)
  • Learn how Vortex provides unprecedented levels of QoS (not just superior performance) ..system-wide
  • Learn how Vortex enables intelligent system-wide data-sharing independent of the underlying device platform (hardware, operating system, programming language and development environment)
  • Learn how Vortex Cloud enables both private and public cloud services, independent of cloud service provider
  • Learn how each Vortex component is specifically optimized for its deployment environment (e.g. Vortex Café a ‘pure Java’ DDS implementation for JVMs/Android)
  • Learn how Vortex Lite brings DDS to very-constrained devices but without sacrificing desirable QoS
  • Learn how Vortex Gateway provides seamless inter-operability with legacy systems and other protocols
  • Learn about Vortex Use Cases in applications such as: industrial automation, power generation and distribution, smart cities and healthcare
  • Learn how Vortex uses the DDSI protocol to support interoperability with pre-existing DDS implementations; therefore supporting upgrade potential for these to the Industrial Internet

PrismTech Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

Becomes the first (non-founder) industry member and plans to play an active role both in the IIC working groups and as a provider of its intelligent data-sharing platform for Industrial Internet systems

Reston, VA, USA – March 27, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium as its first (non-founder) industry member.

Quoting from today’s IIC launch press release, “AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel today announce the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with improved integration of the physical and digital worlds. The consortium will enable organizations to more easily connect and optimize assets, operations and data to drive agility and to unlock business value across all industrial sectors.”

The IIC will establish and influence common architectures, interoperability, and open standards that integrate devices and machines to people, processes and data.  The Object Management Group (OMG), a non-profit trade association in Boston, MA will manage the consortium.

“We’re excited to welcome PrismTech as one of the first members of the IIC,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium. “As a leading contributor to the OMG Data Distribution Service standard – a protocol for the Industrial Internet – we look forward to leveraging PrismTech’s expertise in helping to identify the key enabling technologies for the Industrial Internet.”

Steve Jennis, SVP of Corporate Development at PrismTech added, “We are proud to be the first non-founder industry member of the IIC.  We believe our Vortex intelligent data-sharing platform provides a unique and key enabling technology for business-critical Industrial Internet systems, and the work of the IIC will just help us further develop and further differentiate Vortex.  As such, we look forward to working with the other IIC members to help deliver the huge economic potential of the Industrial Internet.”

PrismTech also announced today details of Vortex.  Vortex is an efficient, secure and interoperable device-to-device and device-to-Cloud real-time data-sharing platform with over 20 configurable end-to-end Qualities-of-Service.  Vortex is designed for Industrial Internet solutions that connect devices, machines, enterprise systems, mobile people and Cloud applications; to deliver new levels of secure inter-operability, control and real-time situational awareness.

Further information about PrismTech and its Vortex platform is available at http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.