Delivery: ~ April 2020
The Geneva release is likely to focus on 3rd party service certification, platform and setup guidance relative to EdgeX performance measures, and high availability concernswill be a major release (version 2.0) and will focus on clean up of the APIs, testing, and automated device provisioning..
Release Themes and Objectives
- Improved Security
- Interoperability testing
- Dynamic device provisioning/on-boarding
- Alternate messaging support (to 0MQ)
- Archive of Export Services - in favor of Application Services which was implemented with the Edinburgh and Fuji releases
- DevOps will move CI/CD to Jenkins Pipelines
- Request/response changes and API redefinition
- Providing EdgeX users guidance on platform needs, sensor data throughput and deployment based on performance metrics. Specifically, with the Geneva performance testing apparatus, the EdgeX community will be able to answer these questions for the user:
- 1) Will EdgeX fit on my system? - size of EdgeX services, infrastructure, etc. and hardware/platform requirements
- 2) What is the speed of data through the system? - from device service sensor data ingestion to the rules engine and back down through command to another device service to trigger a put command, how long does this take?
- 3) How many “things” can be processed at a time? – with caveats on the type of thing, type of data, etc.
- These questions need to be answered on real hardware (both Intel and ARM)
- Improve EdgeX distributability and resiliency in face of issues or non-availability of some resources/services/etc. (typically for core and above services and not device services)
- Insure all micro services follow 12 factor app methodology (see https://12factor.net/)
- Allow services to be load balanced
- Allow services to fail over
- Allow for dynamic workload allocation
- Allow services to live anywhere and be moved without lots of configuration to be changed in other services
- Allow services to be distributed across hosts - and across API gateways (requiring service to service communication protection)
- Support cross EdgeX instance command actuation (ex: device X on EdgeX box A triggers action on device Y on EdgeX box B)
- Provide an alternate local analytics service (archiving the Java-based rules engine service)Address more vertical solution needs