EdgeX Foundry Releases Production-Ready Open Source IoT Framework

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

August 04, 2021


EdgeX Foundry Releases Production-Ready Open Source IoT Framework
(Image courtesy of LF Edge)

EdgeX Foundry announced its Ireland release. Focused on edge/IoT solutions, EdgeX Foundry’s second release is designed to overhaul API sets, remove technical debt, provide more message-based communications, and simplify and secure interface for adopters and developers.

Ireland Feature Highlights

  • Standardized and modernized northbound and southbound APIs enrich ease of interoperability across the IoT framework

  • Advanced security is built into the APIs, message bus, and internal architecture of EdgeX

  • New device services (southbound) and new app services (northbound) included in Ireland are also inherently secure (e.g., GPIO, CoAP, LLRP, UART)

Commercialization & Use Case Highlights

  • Open Retail Reference Architecture (ORRA): a new sub-project that provides a common deployment platform for edge-based solutions and IoT devices. ORRA is a collaboration with fellow LF Edge projects Open Horizon and Secure Device Onboard, incubated by EdgeX Foundry.

  • The new Edgex Ready program highlights users and organizations that have integrated their offerings with solutions leveraging EdgeX; a precursor to a community certification program. Learn how to become EdgeX Ready through the project’s Wiki page.

Per the company, plans for the next EdgeX release, codenamed ‘Jakarta’ are expected in Q4’ of 2021.

For more information, visit https://www.lfedge.org/ or linuxfoundation.org

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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