PrismTech's Vortex OpenSplice is the most advanced, complete and widely used (Commercial and Open Source) implementation of the Object Management Group's Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS) standard. Vortex OpenSplice enables data to be shared and integrated across a wide spectrum of operating systems and platforms. It provides a full implementation of both the OMG DDS latest rev1.4 (DCPS profiles) and the OMG-DDSI / RTPS v2.1 interoperable wire-protocol standards. It is targeted for use with server-class (desktops, racks etc.) platforms as well as more specialized real-time embedded environments and operating systems (e.g. single board computer running VxWorks).
The DDS API standard guarantees source code portability across different vendor implementations, while the DDSI standard ensures on the wire interoperability across DDS implementations from different vendors.
Vortex OpenSplice sets itself apart from other types of messaging technology due to both its advanced features and the non-functional properties it brings to a system. These properties include:
- Data Centric - enabling applications to be designed around an extensible and evolvable data model, promoting end-to-end type safety and time and space efficiency. In addition, data-centricity promotes time and space de-coupling leading to systems that are easier to integrate, evolve and reuse.
- Real-time - the right information is delivered to the right place at the right time, all the time. Failure to deliver key information within the required deadlines can lead to life, mission or business threatening situations.
- Dependable - ensuring availability, reliability, safety and integrity in spite of hardware and software failures.
- High-performance - able to distribute very high volumes of data with very low latencies.
- Scalable - from simple systems to ultra large scale system-of-systems and from smart sensors to high end servers.
- Secure - provides the ability to maintain confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of exchanged data.
Vortex OpenSplice's DCPS (Data Centric Publish Subscribe) API's (Application Programmable Interface) are available with C, C++, Java and C# language bindings.
OMG DDS rev1.4 DCPS profiles
- Minimum Profile
- Content Subscription Profile
- Durability / Persistence Profile
- Ownership Profile
- C, C++, ISO C++, Java and C#
OMG DDSI-rev2.1 support
- TCP/IP support
- DDSI2 networking service
- Secure TCP/IP (TLS) via DDSI2E option
- Pluggable Services
Vortex OpenSplice is available on the leading Enterprise Operating Systems, including Linux, Windows, AIX and Solaris as well as the leading Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) including VxWorks, RTLinux, Integrity, PikeOS and ElinOS.