OMG's Latest Portal Serves a Resource Hub for DDS

By CIOReview | Thursday, August 20, 2015

NEEDHAM, MA:  Object Management Group (OMG), an open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium announces the launch of a Data Distribution Service (DDS) Portal replacing the previous portal with an enhanced interface and structure.

The Portal is created as a resource hub for the DDS community, giving  access to detailed information that includes technical overview and benefits of using the DDS standard, use-cases, list of companies that are building systems with DDS, directory of resources and vendors, news and events, and links to the latest DDS-related standardization work.

DDS is a middleware protocol and API standard for data-centric connectivity. It integrates the components of a system together, provides low-latency data connectivity, reliability and a scalable architecture that is required by business and mission-critical IoT applications therefore resulting in smarter decisions, new services, additional revenue streams, and reduced costs. DDS simplifies the development, deployment, and management of applications, thereby speeding time-to-market.

The latest Portal is an Open Standard that allows participation by both vendors and users. It enables end-to-end vendor interoperability and is said to ease IoT system development and integration through APIs with no vendor lock-in. The company says DDS allows the definition of common and extensible data models for seamless IT and OT interoperability. It increases scalability and performance efficiency as implementations can achieve point-to-point latencies that are as low as 30 µsec. and throughput of several million messages per second. It uses a wire protocol as well as supporting content-and time-based filtering. A   set of QoS policies allows DDS to control all aspects of data distribution, such as timeliness, traffic prioritization, reliability and resource usage. It offers automatic discovery that provides plug-and-play functionality to simplify system integration and orchestration for large-scale dynamic systems. It addresses peer-to-peer, device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud communication. Implementations are made available for embedded, mobile, web, enterprise and cloud applications.

“The Data Distribution Service is a proven, bullet-proof, industrial-strength solution for integrating real systems on the ground (and in the air). With secure, transactional, high-performance interoperable and portable implementations from multiple vendors, DDS is the right solution for many systems including the Industrial Internet of Things. A new source of information and updates on DDS to help organizations optimize their systems using DDS solutions,” says Richard Soley, CEO, OMG.