Core platform that eases the creation of innovative applications by lowering the costs and complexity of serving large numbers of users globally and handling data at a large scale.
The goal of the FI-WARE project is to advance the global competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing an innovative infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of services, providing high QoS and security guarantees. FI-WARE is designed to meet the demands of key market stakeholders across many different sectors, e.g., healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental services. The project unites major European industrial actors in an unique effort never seen before.
The key deliverables of FI-WARE will deliver an open architecture and implementation of a novel service infrastructure, building upon generic and reusable building blocks (Generic Enablers) derived from earlier research projects. This infrastructure will support emerging Future Internet (FI) services in multiple Usage Areas, and will exhibit significant and quantifiable improvements in the productivity, reliability and cost of service development and delivery – building a true foundation for the Future Internet.
From an architectural perspective, FI-WARE is based on the following main foundations:
- Service Delivery Framework – the infrastructure to create, publish, manage and consume FI services across their life cycle, addressing all technical and business aspects.
- Cloud Hosting – the fundamental layer which provides the computation, storage and network resources, upon which services are provisioned and managed.
- Data/Context Management Services – the facilities for effective accessing, processing, and analyzing massive streams of data, and semantically classifying them into valuable knowledge.
- Interface to the Network and Devices – the open interfaces to networks and devices, harmonizing the connectivity needs of services built on top of the platform.
- Security – the mechanisms which ensure that the delivery and usage of services is trustworthy and meets security and privacy requirements.
IoT Services Enablement – the bridge whereby FI services interface the Internet of Things through heterogeneous, resource-constrained and ubiquitous devices.