Management Group Launches New Data Distribution Service
Website Serves as Resource Hub for DDS - Only Data
Connectivity Standard Able to Meet
Advanced Requirements of the Internet of Things
Needham, MA, August 05, 2015 -The Object
Management Group® (OMG®) today announced the launch of its
new Data Distribution Service™ (DDS™) Portal at http://portals.omg.org/dds.
The Portal provides a comprehensive set of information on
DDS, the proven Internet of Things (IoT) data connectivity
standard. The new Portal is focused on the needs of IoT
developers and replaces the previous DDS Portal with an
enhanced user-friendly interface and improved structure.
The Portal is designed as a resource hub for the DDS
community and provides access to detailed information
including: technical overview and benefits of using the DDS
standard, use-cases, listing 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 at the OMG.
DDS is a middleware protocol and API standard for
data-centric connectivity from the OMG. It integrates the
components of a system together, providing low-latency data
connectivity, extreme reliability, and a scalable
architecture that business and mission-critical IoT
applications need, 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.
"DDS is a perfect fit for both the Industrial IoT
(IIoT) and large-scale Consumer IoT applications, such as
autonomous vehicles, industrial automation and smart
cities," said Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO, OMG.
"It is already well-proven in industries ranging from
smart transportation to healthcare to smart energy."
DDS enjoys an active and vibrant community continuously
working to extend its applicability. The new DDS Portal is
fully supported by the leading vendor implementers of the
DDS standard including PrismTech, Real-Time Innovations
(RTI) and Twin Oaks Computing.
"The IoT vision is about enabling organizations to
optimize the value of data through the creation of new
services and operational efficiencies," commented Keith
Steele, PrismTech Founder and OMG Board Director. He
continued, "The DDS specification from OMG is a key
international standard for IoT data connectivity, crucial
for enabling the realization of this vision. This new DDS
Portal, developed collaboratively among the key DDS vendors
and OMG, is a great step forward. I encourage everyone
interested in making IoT a success to get involved in the
DDS standards process."
"DDS is the standard that delivers the reliability,
performance, scalability, and security required for the
Industrial Internet of Things," said Stan Schneider,
CEO of RTI. "DDS can connect sensors to the cloud,
interoperate across vendors, and span industries. The
updated Portal, built cooperatively with the OMG and leading
vendors, provides advanced usability, technology
descriptions, and application use cases. The growing DDS
community now has a great starting place to learn about the
"One of the core challenges for Industrial and
Consumer IoT applications is achieving robust, reliable, and
secure data communications between heterogeneous devices.
DDS has been successfully connecting diverse computing nodes
in challenging environments for years," said Clark
Tucker, President and CEO of Twin Oaks Computing. "DDS
continues to be a relevant and crucial infrastructure
component in IoT systems because of the efforts of the OMG
to evolve the DDS standard and the efforts of the vendors to
keep pace with their DDS products. The OMG DDS Portal
provides a great resource for DDS novices and experts alike
to learn about the DDS standards and technologies."
Highlights of key features of DDS include:
- Open Standard: DDS is a mature, proven standard
open to participation by both vendors and users. It
enables end-to-end vendor interoperability and eases IoT
system development and integration through fully open,
future-proof APIs with no vendor lock-in.
- Ease of Integration: The data-centric approach
used by DDS allows the definition of common and
extensible data models for seamless Information
Technology (IT) / Operational Technology (OT)
interoperability. Its loosely coupled and anonymous
data-sharing abstraction completely hides connectivity
and topology details from applications.
- Performance Efficiency and Scalability: DDS
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 very efficient
wire protocol, as well as supporting content-and
time-based filtering. When properly architected,
DDS-based systems can achieve near-linear scalability.
- QoS-Enabled: A rich set of QoS policies allows
DDS to control all aspects of data distribution, such as
timeliness, traffic prioritization, reliability and
- Security: DDS provides standardized
authentication, encryption, access control and logging
capabilities to enable secure end-to-end data
connectivity in an IoT system.
- Scalable Discovery: For large-scale dynamic
systems, DDS offers automatic discovery that provides
plug-and-play functionality to simplify system
integration and orchestration.
- Applicability: DDS can transparently address
peer-to-peer, device-to-device, device-to- cloud, and
cloud-to-cloud communication. Implementations are
available for embedded, mobile, web, enterprise and
OMG CEO Richard Soley added, "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.OMG is proud to
release this new source of information and updates on DDS to
help organizations optimize their systems using DDS
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