Needham, MA—May 10, 2011—OMG® member organizations and non-members have demonstrated wire-protocol interoperability between different implementations of its Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard. The demonstration successfully showed seamless data exchange under nine different scenarios across applications running on five independently developed DDS implementations: InterCOM® DDS from Gallium, IBM WebSphere R3 Services Asset, OpenSplice DDS from PrismTech, RTI Data Distribution Service from Real-Time Innovations and CoreDX DDS from Twin Oaks Computing.
DDS middleware allows distributed applications to communicate with each other by exchanging and sharing real-time data. The DDS-standard wire protocol makes direct communication possible between applications running on different implementations of the DDS standard, providing adopters with maximum flexibility and vendor independence. DDS applications can communicate even if they are written in different programming languages or running on different operating systems or processor architectures. And because DDS defines standard programming interfaces, application software is also portable across different DDS implementations.
"DDS has been embraced by hundreds of programs and projects to address their real-time data distribution and application integration requirements," commented Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, OMG. "Multi-vendor wire-protocol interoperability reduces integration costs and increases vendor independence."
"Gallium is delighted to have demonstrated multi vendor wire protocol interoperability with our InterCOM DDS middleware. We have been fielding this software in mission critical Defense and Security applications for more than ten years now and are pleased to be able to demonstrate the benefits of open standards middleware that meets the most demanding performance requirements " said Robert Aube, VP Engineering at Gallium.
"Data interoperability is one of the most significant barriers to federal, state and local inter-agency collaboration and data sharing. The OMG DSS standard will establish an open standards approach to sharing information across diverse government IT systems." Andras R. Szakal, VP & CTO IBM US Federal.
"Multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations illustrate DDS-based systems are truly open and vendor independent," said David Barnett, vice president, products and markets at Real-Time Innovations (RTI). "This value proposition is clearly resonating in the marketplace and has resulted in RTI's strong growth and significant broadening into more industries and geographies."
"Interoperability is a key requirement for many of the large-scale mission critical systems that have adopted the OMG DDS standard. This demonstration shows that interoperability 'really-works' and establishes the OMG DDS as the one technology to use when performance, scalability and interoperability are important," commented Dr. Angelo Corsaro, CTO, PrismTech.
"Twin Oaks Computing is proud to continue our support for DDS interoperability," commented Clark Tucker, President & CEO, Twin Oaks Computing, Inc. "Our participation in each of the OMG interoperability events underscores our commitment to interoperability and vendor cooperation for the benefit of our customers."
For more information on the DDS standard, visit the OMG's DDS portal at http://portals.omg.org/dds.
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