Edge-to-Enterprise Real-Time SOA


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The world of enterprise infrastructure software is undergoing dramatic change. Driven by the need to improve efficiencies and optimize their businesses, companies that operate large, physical systems (sometimes called operational systems) at the operational edge are actively working to merge those systems with their IT business applications. Because enterprise and operational systems are designed around very different architectures, integrating these worlds into a coherent system-of-systems is a sobering technical challenge. For example, a typical industrial automation system might generate 10's of millions of discrete data points; how does the operational infrastructure move a dynamically changing subset of interest to the IT system's enterprise service bus without overwhelming the ESB and associated system resources?

To meet the challenge, RTI has introduced RTI Connext, a next-generation software infrastructure that fully supports the business objective of integrating IT and OT (operational technology) systems. Based on the RTI DataBus™ which has been designed into hundreds of high-performance, distributed systems, RTI Connext combines the performance, scalability, and reliability needed by operational systems with the integration and flexible messaging capabilities of IT systems. Connext is the first edge-to-enterprise real-time SOA platform.

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Edge-to-Enterprise Real-Time SOA

  1. 1. Edge-to-Enterprise Real-Time SOACurt SchackerChief Commercial Officer, RTI
  2. 2. What is an Edge-to-Enterprise Real-Time SOA?• Communications infrastructure that supports both… – Service Oriented Architecture Principles • Well-established in Enterprise Computing • Standardized Service Contracts, Loose Coupling, Abstraction, Reusability, Discoverability, … – Real-Time Principles • Well-established in Embedded Computing • Deterministic response times, low latency and jitter, extreme reliability, …• Solution to a quickly evolving business challenge – Integration of two very different classes of systems • Enterprise IT Systems • Physical “Operational” Systems
  3. 3. Enterprise IT SystemsEnterprise Systems Run Businesses
  4. 4. Operational SystemsOperational Systems Generate Revenues
  5. 5. IT-OT: An Evolutionary ContextConvergence: Integration: Alignment:Technology Uniformity Meaningful Connectivity Holistic Governance• Linux Operating System • Exchanging data in real-time • Uniform Management• Oracle Data Base • Automating Control • Policy Enforcement• Intel Processors • Sharing Services • Streamline Operations• TCP/IP • Achieving Business Gains
  6. 6. Three Key Questions About Integrating Enterprise and Operational Systems 1. Why is it important? 2. What makes it hard? 3. How do we go about it?
  7. 7. Summarizing the Benefits of Motivation for IT-OT IntegrationIT/OT Integration Costs Risks Speed Strategic Advantage Lower project costs Improved cyber Faster project Enhanced business security implementation model Reduced costs of Downtime Coherent standards Enhanced software avoidance through simplify design and information for procurement integrated upgrade build better decisions testing Reduced software Integrated technical Unified project New products and licensing costs support teams with right services skills Reduce software Failure due to OT Integrated life cycle support costs Software Mis- management Management Source: Kristian Steenstrup, Gartner
  8. 8. Real-Time Business“Processes that allow companies to conduct a range of business activities instantaneously”• Management level • Operational level – Accelerate decision making – Speed up data capture and planning – Reduce inventories – Exploit market opportunities – Minimize business risks faster – Lower operational costs – Identify competitive threats – Accelerate speed to market sooner – Foster productivity – Cope with market shifts more quickly – Better meet customer needs – Transform stagnating businesses Source: Oxford Economics. Real-Time Business - Playing to win in the new global marketplace
  9. 9. Oxford Economics Survey• Survey of 525 execs in • Operational Goals four industries, 13 – Improvements in: countries • Customer experience – 30 % have already started • Production processes implementing, 65% plan to • Supply chain management over the next 5 years • Substantial results by• Primary Strategic Goals early adopters – Increase market share – Revenue gains of 21% – Build service/quality – Cost reduction of 19% advantages – Expecting future revenue – Expand addressable gains of 28% market Source: Oxford Economics. Real-Time Business - Playing to win in the new global marketplace
  10. 10. Business Goals• Real-time situational awareness across the enterprise• Real-time analytics: Predictive maintenance, energy costs, operating efficiency, resource allocation• Asset management: where are they, how are they being used• Continuous security assessment and threat response
  11. 11. Example Use Cases• Sparse, Dynamic Interest from Large Data Set• Mixed Communication Patterns• System of Systems Interoperability
  12. 12. Sparse, Dynamic Interest from Large Data SetSensors, Assets, Live Instance Sources DataSet S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 Sn 100’s, 1,000’s 1,000,000’s
  13. 13. Mixed Communication PatternsHi Speed Data Full Resolution Data Analysis Source Pub Sub Sub Sub Sn S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 IT/OT Bridge Server Response Response Response Request Request Request S4 Sn S9 JMS Web AMQP Client Client Client Low Fidelity Trend IT Analysis
  14. 14. System of Systems Interoperability Business AnalyticsMultiple Operational Deployments IT Infrastructure Pub / Pub / Pub / / Pub / Pub / Pub Web Web Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Server Web Web Client Web Client Client Client Pub / Pub / Pub // Pub / Pub / Pub JMS Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Client Connector Connector Connector Connector Integration Bus capable of supporting all messaging and data patterns
  15. 15. What Makes IT-OT Integration Hard? Barriers to Adopting Real-Time OperationsSource: Oxford Economics. Real-Time Business -Playing to win in the new global marketplace
  16. 16. IT and OT Are Similar But Have Important Differences OT: IT and Similar but with Important Differences IT OT Purpose • Managing Information, • Managing Assets, Controlling Automate Business Processes Technology ProcessesArchitecture • Transactional or Batch, • Event-Driven, Real-Time, RDBMS or Text Embedded Software, Rule Engines Interfaces • Web Browser, Terminal and • Sensors, Coded Displays Keyboard Ownership • CIO and Computer Grads, • Engineers, Technicians Finance, Procurement and LOB ManagersConnectivity • Corporate Network, IP-Based • Control Networks (Increasingly IP-Based and Wireless) Examples • ERP, SCM, CRM • SCADA, PLCs, Modeling, E-mail, EAM, Billing Control SystemsSource: Gartner
  17. 17. Scale Turns up the Heat• More things producing and consuming data• Greater volume of data• System of systems integration System of systems System Existing infrastructure is breaking under the load
  18. 18. How Do We Get There? Top Down or Bottom Up?Cloud CLOUD• Security Services• Asset Services App ‘SOAP’ 3rd PartyEnterprise Single data bus App Historian; store-and- forward Today: Batch/DB Alarms recognized AppNear Real-Time here Analytics Future: real-time analytics • Heterogeneous • Device to deviceReal-Time Machine Machine • SCADA • Multiple Protocols
  19. 19. RTI Bridges the IT-OT GapOperational Technology (OT) Information Technology (IT) (Devices & Software) (Business Applications) Extreme Performance Integration Power and Scalability Rich Messaging Connext
  20. 20. RTI Connext Family Connext Integrator Operational Systems Information Technology (IT) Connext Connext Connext Micro DDS MessagingConnext Integrator Connext Micro• Integrates OT systems, bridges to IT • Low memory footprint for small devices• Real-time SOA platform • Certifiable to stringent safety standardsConnext Messaging Connext DDS• App-to-app messaging within a system • Leading implementation of DDS standard• Ultra high performance & scalability • Foundation of Connext product line
  21. 21. Connext Foundation: the RTI DataBus™ • Data centric – Structured, accessible data – Like a database for moving data • Independent modules – Supports SOA • Plug and play flexibility – Like a hardware busData-Centric Messaging Bus • Peer-to-peer performance – Like streaming protocols • Standards-based interoperability – Like TCP/IPScalable, high performance, reliable infrastructure
  22. 22. RTI Connext™: A Next Generation Infrastructure Discrete OT & IT Small Device General-Purpose Apps/Systems DDS Apps Apps Real-Time Apps Pub/Sub API Pub/Sub API Messaging API Adapters Connext Connext Connext Connext Micro DDS Messaging Integrator RTI DataBus™ Administration Recording Federation Monitoring Replay Transformation Logging Visualization Persistence Common Tools and Infrastructure Services
  23. 23. Siemens Wind Power: Limited by Its Infrastructure• World’s #1 wind turbine manufacturer• Challenges: – Scale to larger power plants – Performance increase in sampling rates – Functional expansion from monitoring to control• Existing infrastructure was not able to meet these objectives
  24. 24. Siemens Wind Power: Business Goals Achieved• Active, autonomous monitoring and control of wind farm – Predictive and preventive maintenance – prevent failures before the occur – Smart diagnostics – improve availability and efficiency – Production planning – precise management of power delivery – Superior grid control – continuous performance tuning of turbinesRTI Connext melds distributed performancewith IT business intelligence
  25. 25. U.S. Military Asset Tracking SystemMission: Legacy Capability:• Track positions of • 500K lines of code friendly and hostile • 8 yrs to develop forces on the battlefield • 21 servers• Design goal: 100K • Achieved: 20K tracked tracked updates/sec updates/sec, reliability and uptime challengesPoor Performance, Low Reliability, Hard to Maintain
  26. 26. Breakthrough Scalability & Cost Reduction Next-Gen Capability: “This would not • 50K lines of code— order of magnitude less have been • 1 yr to develop—8x lesspossible with any • 1 laptop—20x less other known • Achieved: 250K+ technology.” tracked updates/sec, no single point of failure—Network Ops Center Technical Lead
  27. 27. Takeaways• IT/OT Integration a Real Business Imperative – Nearly universal mind share in business world – Global and cross-industry – Real, measurable business gains available• Large Perceived Barriers to Adoption – Technical solutions – Coherent strategies• Scale exacerbates the problem – Existing infrastructure failing to scale• RTI’s Connext uniquely addresses this convergence – Edge-to-enterprise real-time SOA • Performance, scalability, reliability of Operational Systems • Integration and rich communications of Enterprise Systems
  28. 28. RTI Company Snapshot• World leader in fast, scalable communications software for real-time operational systems• Strong leadership in Aerospace and Defense; broadening adoption in Industrial Control, Automotive, Healthcare and more• Over 350,000 deployed licenses in over 500 unique projects• Privately held• Based in Silicon Valley• Worldwide offices
  29. 29. Learn Morehttp://www.rti.com/mk/bridging-data-gap.htmlSan Diego, CA March 20Tel Aviv, Israel March 26Huntsville, AL March 27Washington, DC March 28Boston, MA April 5
  30. 30. Thank you © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL