Benchmarking Connext DDS vs. Open Source DDS

I am part of the RTI services team and we frequently help our users with optimizing performance. To see how we stack up, I recently benchmarked RTI Connext DDS against two open source DDS implementations. You would expect that comparing one DDS implementation with another is easy, but from the length of this blog you can probably guess that this was not the case. To help users navigate some of the common pitfalls when comparing DDS implementations, I decided to write them down in a blog. However, this topic is pretty broad so I’ve focused this blog on latency.

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Here’s What You Missed: 2018 Connext Conferences Recap!

First, thank you to everyone who attended either the Munich Connext Conference or the Boston Connext Conferences this year! They were truly incredible days filled with lots of learning, networking and real-world use cases from customers.

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My First Year as an Application Engineer at RTI

Now and then I get asked, “What do you do for a living?” to which I reply, “I'm an Application Engineer.” Like clockwork I get the standard response, “Ahem…(5-second pause) and what exactly is that? Do you build mobile apps?”

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Don’t Miss It: Boston Connext Conference is Next Week!

The first Connext Conference on the East Coast is right around the corner and I could not be more excited about it. In case you haven’t heard, the Connext Conference is a two-day event that brings together users, developers and industry partners to share information on the latest technical information and developer experiences in building real-world Industrial IoT systems.

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How to Meet Integration, Safety and Security Challenges in Autonomous Systems

Changes in the way we travel and the way merchandise is delivered are well underway as we are already becoming accustomed to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones. Millions of drones were shipped in 2017 and there are now more than 770,000 registered drones in the US. (Registration is required for any drone over .55lbs.) UAVs have an increasingly dominant role beyond military applications. Self-driving cars are just around the corner but it doesn’t stop there. The flying car is no longer science fiction-- The aerospace company Vahana has already made its first flight of a single-person, vertical take-off and landing aircraft. A society where there is no need for drivers licenses and where subscriptions to transportation services replace personal vehicles is within reach.

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AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform 18.03: Now with DDS!

On Monday, April 23, the latest AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform specification, release 18.03, was published on the AUTOSAR website. What makes this one special? For the first time, the AUTOSAR specification includes a binding to the OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, which opens up the Adaptive Platform to a whole new level of integration. Although this isn’t a complete binding yet, it is the first step to include DDS. You can find the new specifications on their website in these Adaptive Foundation documents:

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