FI-Ware KIARA – A novel QoS-enabled middleware
At a glance
Today, nearly any application depends on distributed and
service-based computing of some sort. This is most apparent in the
mobile and cloud computing areas but this trend is quickly
affecting essentially all areas of computing. Despite this natural
and comprehensive demand, most interestingly, there is to date no
established middleware that provides dependable high-performance
over a wide range of configurations and deployments, offers rich
built-in QoS and Security features, while at the same time
facilitating the development of diverse applications across a wide
range of heterogeneous devices, infrastructures, systems, and
domains.This mismatch between supply and demand became early and
especially apparent within FI-WARE (www.fiware.org), which is
developing a large-scale, distributed, cross-technology Future
Internet platform for a large set Use Case projects in different
The goal of KIARA is to provide a “Middleware for efficient and QoS/Security- aware invocation of services and exchange of messages”for the FI-PPP program and beyond.
KIARA aspires to improve the state-of-the-art in multiple ways:
- Improves developer productivity and greatly simplifies application integration.
- Dynamically and transparently selects the optimal communication mechanisms, protocols, and data representations to be used between two peers.
- Embedded compiler dynamically at run-time generates highly optimized code that transfers messages directly from application data structures to the network.
- Simple, high-level specifications of QoS/QoE and security requirements
- KIARA uses a 'Secure By Design' approach for of the communication architecture