We’ve been tracking the progress of The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry since they launched the community in 2017 and are following them again to the Hannover Messe Industrial IoT mega show, where members are demonstrating integrations contributed to by some of the largest – and smallest – companies in the IoT space.
EdgeX Foundry has steadily grown into a platform and framework designed to improve interoperability and speed development and deployments and now boasts nearly eighty members in seventeen countries, including Canonical, Dell, IOTech, IoTium, RSA, Software AG and VMware and others.
These companies are sharing interactive demos and presenting talks in the EdgeX theatre across mainly industrial IoT themes, in industries ranging from energy and critical infrastructure to smart factories and cities, and while prototypes are still in the works, given the early stages of platform development, use cases during the event will be plentiful.
To mark its momentum, EdgeX Foundry will be announcing their first annual EdgeX Foundry Community Awards, given to individuals who have contributed in leadership and innovation.
As is the style in open source democracies, EdgeX community members nominated their peers, and the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board selected two winners for the Innovation Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed the most innovation solution, and Contribution Award, which highlights leaders who have helped EdgeX Foundry advance momentum this year through working groups, special projects, and/or contributed large amounts of code, bug fixes or documentation.
We’ll share the winners and their backstories with our readers after they are announced.
“We are excited to recognize leaders in our community who have helped EdgeX Foundry become a trailblazer,” said Jason Shepherd, Chair of the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board and Dell Technologies IoT CTO. “Member companies both small and large are active in the EdgeX technical community in various ways and are leveraging EdgeX in their product and solutions roadmaps. In fact, we’ll see a few prototypes later this year.”
In February 2018, EdgeX Foundry released the California Preview, giving developers early access to some elements of the California code release that support more efficient microservices and establish a path toward scalability. The California preview features several Go Lang microservices that are drop-in replacements for the Java versions, including core services like Core Data, Metadata and Command.