The OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) has brought a disruptive wave of innovation into what is commonly referred to as “Messaging” technology. DDS raises the abstraction level from unstructured, or loosely structured, messages to sound data types that allow architects and application developers to deal with concepts close to their problem space as opposed to having to worry about “plumbing” -- as it happens as with many messaging technologies. As it is common for disruptive innovations to take some time to be digested, many people still see DDS as an ultra-fast real-time messaging -- yet this is only the tip of the iceberg.
This presentation will explain how Data Distribution is different from Messaging and as a result how DDS differs from messaging technologies such as JMS. The webcast will cover the architectural benefits brought by data centricity as well as how the features introduced by the recently adopted DDS specification on Dynamic and Extensible Topic Types will support the design of efficient, extensible and evolvable systems.