FIWARE

FIWARE seeks to provide a truly open, public and royalty-free architecture and a set of open specifications that will allow developers, service providers, enterprises and other organizations to develop products that satisfy their needs while still being open and innovative.  
  An opensource platform based on FIWARE standards and the FIWARE Lab ecosystem are provided:
  •  FIWARE Platform
FIWARE provides enhanced OpenStack-based cloud hosting capabilities plus a rich library of components offering a number of added-value functions offered “as a Service”. These components, called Generic Enablers (GEs), provide open standard APIs that make it easier to connect to the Internet of Things, process data and media in real-time at large scale, perform BigData analysis or incorporate advanced features to interaction with the user.   Availability of open source Generic Enabler implementations (GEis) will accelerate availability of multiple commercial FIWARE providers, all supporting the same set of APIs. As a result, FIWARE becomes an open alternative to existing proprietary Internet platforms. Therefore you'll be able to decide who will operate the environment where your application and, even more important, your data will be hosted. All FIWARE GE/GEis are described in detail at the FIWARE Catalogue The most useful components to start with are:  
  • FIWARE Lab
FIWARE LAB is a free experimentation environment, based on OpenStack, where you will find global GEi instances already deployed, or deploy your own dedicated instances. Create a free account and check the video tutorials!              
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  • Latest update: November 24, 2014
  • Developed by: FIWARE CONSORTIUM
  • Contact name: FIWARE CONSORTIUM
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Source code repository: http://catalogue.fi-ware.org

Intellectual property rights (IPR)

Check IPR for each FIWARE GEi at their description in the FIWARE Catalogue

The platform aims to reduce obstacles and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of ways:

·       Offering a set of open APIs that allow developers to avoid getting tied to any specific vendor, therefore protecting application developer’s investment.

·       Providing a powerful foundation for the Future Internet, cultivating a sustainable ecosystem for:

o   Service providers: delivering new applications and solutions meeting the requirements of established and emerging areas of use.
o   End users and consumers actively participating in content and service consumption and creation.

FIWARE will respond to the demands of end customers as well as enterprises and organizations:

a)     End customers want to gain access and easily consume applications that can effectively assist them in daily life situations. Some of the underlying problems involved in satisfying this are the management of ever-growing data and information (e.g. from sensor-enabled environments) and the seamless access anywhere, anytime and from any device. They also require improved means for real-time communication and collaboration within their social networks, families and neighborhoods while being mobile, without risking any security or privacy requirements. Overall, these capabilities could transform communities, homes and cities into safer and better places to live and leverage the Internet as an additional utility for Society.

b)     Enterprises and organizations on the other hand, wish to get closer to their customers in order to deliver an even more compelling user experience and better service. For this reason, they would like to exploit contextual user data which may lead to a more personalized interaction experience and service offering, creating stronger participation of users in all phases of product and service lifecycles. In order to develop and operate these services, new methods, technologies and tools are needed to speed up the time to market, establish value added services and simplify access to relevant resources and capabilities, e.g., from the Internet of Things. Additional requirements on business services include reduced complexity of ICT provisioning, scaling, global availability and meeting security requirements from customers and legal authorities. An appropriate Future Internet platform would greatly contribute to meeting these demands from business customers.

Service level

Technology Readiness Level

7 - system prototype demonstration in operational environment

Reuse Readiness Levels

9 - Demonstrated extensive reusability; the software is being reused by many classes of users over a wide range of systems.