Commercial License and Open Community Source

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Licensing Comparison

  Commercial License Open Community Source
Governing license Software License Agreement Open Infrastructure Community License
Warranty and indemnification  Y  
Products available Connext DDS Professional, Connext DDS Secure, Connext DDS Micro, Connext DDS Cert DDS core
Latest generally-available RTI software release Y Y
Patches and updates between general releases Y  
Source code for run-time libraries Y Y
Pre-built binaries for Windows and Linux on Intel Architecture CPUs Y Y
Pre-built binaries for other platforms including mobile, embedded and real-time Optional  
Queueing Service Optional  
Limited-Bandwidth Plugins Optional  
Ada language support Optional  
CORBA compatibility Optional  
Database Integration Service Optional  
Royalty-free run-time licenses for external distribution Y Y
Free self-service support via RTI knowledge base and forums Y Y
Optional phone, email and web support Fixed annual price Priced per hour

Features Comparison

  Commercial License
(Connext DDS Professional)
Open Community Source
(DDS Core)
APIs and Libraries    
DDS C, C++, C# and Java APIs Y Y
Logging Library Y Y
Monitoring Library Y Y
REST/HTTP API Y  
Request/Reply Y  
Transports Commercial License Open Community Source
Shared Memory, UDPv4 Y Y
UDPv6, TCP Y Y
Secure WAN Transport (TLS, DTLS) Y  
Federation and Integration Commercial License Open Community Source
Routing Service Y  
Gateway Toolkit with Examples Y  
Tools and Infrastructure Services Commercial License Open Community Source
Interface Compiler (rtiddsgen) Y Y
Utilities (rtiddsspy, rtiddsping) Y Y
Spreadsheet Add-In for Microsoft Excel Y Y
Recording and Replay Y  
Persistence Service Y  
Monitor Y  
Administration Console Y