Since 12th June it is official: the Industrial Data Space Association and FIWARE Foundation have got their cooperation off to a good start. Dr. Reinhold Achatz, Chairman of the Board of the IDSA, and Ulrich Ahle, CEO of FIWARE Foundation, signed a memorandum of understanding which sets out the objectives and fundamental key data concerning the cooperation. These two associations of international companies, institutions and organisations are now pursuing a great common objective: the alignment and compatibility of architectures. This is to be guaranteed by continuous communication about the developments and specifications and by comparing and matching the respective architectures.
In this way, the core component of the Fiware architecture, the so-called Fiware Context Broker Generic Enabler, is also to become a possible valid element of the IDS Connector within the IDS architecture in future. The cooperation on developing domain data models, for example, and cost-free cross membership for both organisations is also being planned.