DDS™ - The Proven Data Connectivity Standard for IoT™ Nov. 2016 - Page 2

WELCOME TO OMG® WELCOME TO THE OBJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP® (OMG®) As an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology stan­dards consortium, OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integra­tion standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s roots are in middleware, and one of our most widely deployed standards is the Data-Distribution Service™ standard (DDS™). DDS has already been successfully deployed in private, hybrid and public cloud systems (including so-called “fog architectures”); in mobile systems and of course general web solutions. But today’s computing infrastructure is changing dramatically to support new requirements in design and structure. This is no where more evident than in the Internet of Things (IoT), where new types of machines driven by vast, complex industrial, distributed systems, can’t operate without connectivity. These new machines will transform our infrastructure into smart freeways, distributed power generation and autonomous driving cars, etc., revolutionizing the workplace and our lives for years to come. These new IoT systems need a technology like DDS because it directly addresses real-time systems. It explicitly manages the communications “data model.” Consequently, it’s a “data-centric” technology. No matter what application—from financial trading platforms, to medical devices, to smart electrical grids, to exploration and production and to transportation—DDS finds the right data and then communicates it to its intended destination in a reliable, flexible, fast, and secure manner. IoT will not only fuel innovative business strategies; it will also disrupt markets that have not been disrupted by the Internet before, bringing huge economic impacts in efficiency and competition. So if your company is just now exploring IoT and is concerned there are so many different middleware standards available, let me make this clear: DDS—as the proven data connectivity standard for IoT—will continue to parallel the groundbreaking growth of IoT in the future. Regards, Chairman and CEO Object Management Group 2