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RTI and ITTIA Partner to Integrate Data in Motion and Data at Rest in Industrial IoT Systems

ITTIA's Embedded Database Persists Real-Time Data Distributed by RTI's Connectivity Software

February 6, 2018 — Bellevue, WA — ITTIA and Real-Time Innovations (RTI) have announced a partnership to offer a complete software solution for real-time data distribution, long-term data storage, and on-demand queries. As a leading provider of high performance database software for embedded systems and devices, ITTIA enables developers to build intelligent devices with built-in data analysis capability. Through this partnership with RTI, the principle provider of connectivity software for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) systems, device developers benefit from an innovative solution for data connectivity and management.

ITTIA DB SQL empowers devices to store, manage and analyze data using a powerful relational data management engine that follows industry guidelines and standards. With the Structured Query Language, SQL, manufacturers of embedded systems and devices have access to a data management platform that is both familiar and offers great performance, efficient concurrency, and robust data types.

RTI Connext DDS software reliably distributes real-time data through simple high-level APIs that comply with the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard. Like ITTIA DB SQL, Connext DDS is cross-platform with support for all major programming languages and operating systems. Automatic discovery connects devices over a reliable peer-to-peer protocol for which no message broker or server is required.

With this integration, RTI Connext DDS record data streams into a local ITTIA DB SQL database. This allows devices to analyze historical information while new data is continuously added in the background. Database tables are automatically created for each topic of data being sent with RTI Connext DDS, enabling SQL queries to be designed and tested without developing any new source code. Software developers then use a variety of Graphical User Interface (GUI) frameworks, SQL tools, C/C++ interfaces, and scripting languages to access data stored on the device.

IoT devices often manage sensitive information that must be protected from unauthorized access and modification. RTI Connext DDS protects data in motion with robust quality of service (QoS) settings and secure communication protocols. Records stored in an ITTIA DB SQL database file are similarly protected with built-in storage-level encryption that restricts access to data at rest. This total solution provides edge network communication devices the secure storage and connectivity capability necessary to act intelligently without relying on a constant cloud connection.

“We are committed and excited with our partnership with RTI, the number one leader in DDS software and solutions. The combination of software and expertise at both companies offers manufactures a reliable platform to collect, store, manage, analyze and distribute data to other devices and the cloud,” said Sasan Montaseri, President and Founder of ITTIA. “Our total solution is cross-platform, available on Linux, Windows, QNX, VxWorks, INTEGRITY or any other desired operating system. We are even able to support bare bones hardware without an operating system.”

“The integration of RTI Connext DDS and ITTIA DB SQL gives device developers a turnkey solution for distributing and managing real-time data, including raw sensor and fused data,” said David Barnett, vice president, products and markets at RTI. “Connext DDS and ITTIA DB SQL are very complementary. Both solutions are optimized for high-performance, well-suited to resource-constrained embedded systems and standards compliant.”

Availability

Demonstrations of the integration are available today. The software will be available for evaluation in April 2018. Request to see the demonstration live at www.ittia.com/platforms/rti.

About ITTIA

ITTIA offers database solutions for platforms where limited memory, storage, and processing power makes software development challenging. ITTIA develops fast, high performance database products and tools with the goal of providing excellent data management software for embedded systems and devices. ITTIA products are designed to be suitable for mission critical application development and deployment at significantly reduced cost. ITTIA customers include Fresenius Medical Devices, Puget Sound Energy, GlaxoSmithKline, Moodys, Sandia National Laboratory, and many others.

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company. The RTI Connext® databus is a software framework that shares information in real time, making applications work together as one, integrated system. It connects across field, fog and cloud. Its reliability, security, performance and scalability are proven in the most demanding industrial systems. Deployed systems include medical devices and imaging; wind, hydro and solar power; autonomous planes, trains and cars; traffic control; Oil and Gas; robotics, ships and defense.

RTI lives at the intersection of functional artificial intelligence and pervasive networkingSM.

RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

RTI is hiring aggressively; see www.rti.com/careers.

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