Reference Architecture 101

Learn more about our Reference Architecture Model (IDS-RAM), the industry standard for building IDS ecosystems, products and services.  

What makes this version of the RAM so important?

It constitutes the conceptual basis of IDS compliant data exchange between organizations

Specifies rules and mechanisms ensuring data sovereignty within data ecosystems.

Focuses on concepts such as big data, artificial intelligence, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and blockchain technology.

Emphasizes on certification, security, and governance:

  • defines security standards plus roles and responsibilities for the data economy
  • stipulates control and enforcement rules for data usage
  • specifies rules and mechanisms for data traceability and identification of data sources.

Cite IDS-RAM 3.0 as

Otto B., Steinbuss S., Teuscher A., Lohmann S. et al. (2019): IDS Reference Architecture Model. Version 3.0. Berlin


Reference Architecture Model

IDS Reference Architecture Model

Version 2.0

Reference Architecture Model for the Industrial Data Space