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The below is a snapshot of where the existing projects under LF Edge currently sit. Updates to the taxonomies should be requested through the Project's TAC representative. The Glossary Project will further define the terminology as outlined below.



Last Updated:

  • Akraino (May 16, 2019)
  • Baetyl (OpenEdge) (July 22, 2019)
  • EdgeX Foundry (September 19, 2022)
  • eKuiper (June 8, 2021)
  • Fledge (FogLAMP) (June 27, 2019)
  • Home Edge (August 19, 2019)
  • Open Horizon (April 9, 2020)
  • Project EVE (June 3, 2019)
  • Secure Device Onboard (June 4, 2020)
  • Fledge (July 28, 2021)

Existing Projects by Function (Provide, Consume, Facilitate, or N/A; Add context as needed)

FunctionsAkrainoBaetylEdgeXeKuiperFledgeHome EdgeOpen HorizonProject EVESDO
APIsProvideProvideProvideProvideProvide, Consume, Facilitate - Microcontroller Example - South Microservice (esp8266)ProvideProvide, ConsumeProvideProvides
Cloud ConnectivityProvideProvide, not only Baidu CloudProvideProvideProvide, Consume and Facilitate - North repos, GCP, OSI-OMFAzureIn FutureConsumeProvideConsumes
Container Runtime & OrchestrationProvideConsumeConsumeConsumeConsume - (debian, rpm, docker, Project Eve)Consume -(Docker)Provide, Consume, FacilitateProvide for Edge ContainerConsumes
Data GovernanceNAProvideN/AN/AProvide and Facilitate - Auditing logs and asset tracking.In FutureN/A
Provide and Facilitate
Data ModelsProvideN/AProvideProvideProvide, Consume and FacilitateIn FutureConsume, FacilitateProvide for Edge Container (not app data)N/A
Device ConnectivityProvideProvide, MQTT protocolProvideConsumeProvide, Consume and FacilitateProvideConsumeProvide (incl LTE, WiFi, serial)
Consumes – HTTP, HTTPs, with architectural support for other connectivity protocols not yet implemented
Filters/Pre-processingProvideProvideProvideProvideProvide and FacilitateIn FutureN/A
N/A
LoggingProvideProvideProvideProvideConsumeIn FutureConsumeProvide for its own runtimeProvides
Management UIProvideProvide, not determined yetFacilitateProvide, not open sourcedProvide, Consume and FacilitateIn FutureN/AProvide for its own runtimeProvides (some use cases)
Messaging & EventsProvideProvideProvideConsumeProvide, Consume and FacilitateIn FutureN/A
Provides
Notifications & AlertsProvideProvide, under developingProvideConsumeProvide, Consume and FacilitateIn FutureN/A
Provides
SecurityProvideProvideProvideConsumeProvide, Consume and FacilitateIn FutureProvide, Consume, FacilitateProvideProvides
StorageProvideProvideProvideFacilitateProvide, Consume and Facilitate - BufferingProvideConsumeProvide (local virtual disks)N/A

Existing Projects by Deployment & Industry Verticals (Support, Possible, N/A; Add context as needed)

Deployment TypeAkrainoBaetylEdgeXeKuiperFledgeHome EdgeOpen HorizonProject EVESDO
Customer Devices (Edge Nodes)SupportSupportSupportSupportSupportSupport

Support

(Agent)

SupportSupport
Customer Premises (DC and Edge Gateways)SupportSupportSupportSupportSupportSupport

Support

(Agent, Management Hub)

SupportSupport
Telco Network Edge (MEC and Far-MEC)SupportSupportPossibleSupportPossibleNA

Support

(Management Hub)

PossiblePossible
Telco CO & RegionalSupportSupportPossibleSupportPossibleNAN/A
Possible
Cloud Edge & CDNsSupportSupportPossibleSupportPossiblePossibleN/A
Support
Public CloudSupportSupportPossibleSupportN/APossibleN/A
Support
Private CloudSupportSupportPossibleSupportN/APossibleN/A
Support

Existing Projects by Deployment & Industry Verticals (✔ or X; Add context as needed)

Directly applicable Industry/Verticals use casesAkrainoBaetylEdgeXeKuiperFledgeHome EdgeOpen HorizonProject EVESDO
Automotive / Connected CarxX

Chemicals
X

X
Facilities / Building automation
ConsumerXX
X
X
Manufacturing✔ - Production deployments
Metal & Mining
✔ - PoCs

Oil & Gas✔ - PoCs
PharmaX✔ - PoCs

X
Health Care
XXX
X
X
Power & Utilities✔ -  Production deployments
Pulp & Paper
X
X
X
Telco OperatorsXX

Telco/Communications Service Provider (Network Equipment Provider)XX

Transportation (asset tracking)X

Supply Chain
X

Preventative Maintenance
✔ -  Production deployments (Not a vertical)

Water Utilities
X✔ - PoCs
X
Security / Surveillance
 X        ✔
Retail / Commerce (physical point of sale with customers)
X X
X
Other - Please add if not listed above (please notify TAC-subgroup@lists.lfedge.org when you add one)

Energy, Smart venue






Deployments (static v dynamic, connectivity, physical placement) - (✔ or X; Add context as needed)

Use CasesAkrainoBaetylEdgeXeKuiperFledgeHome EdgeOpen HorizonProject EVESDO
Gateways (to Cloud, to other placements)
NFV InfrastructureXXX
X
X
Stationary during their entire usable life / Fixed placement edge constellations / Assume you always have connectivity and you don't need to store & forward.X       ✔
Stationary during active periods, but nomadic between activations (e.g., fixed access) / Not always assumed to have connectivity. Don't expect to store & forward.X
X
Mobile within a constrained and well-defined space (e.g., in a factory) / Expect to have intermittent connectivity and store & forward.     
Fully mobile (To include: Wearables and Connected Vehicles) / Bursts of connectivity and always store & forward.X      ✔

Compute Stack Layers (architecture classification) - (Provide, Require, or N/A; Add context as needed)

Compute Stack LayersAkrainoBaetylEdgeXeKuiperFledgeHome EdgeOpen HorizonProject EVESDO
APIsProvideProvideProvideProvideProvideProvideRequireProvideProvide
ApplicationsDeployedProvideProvideProvideProvide
Require
Provide
FirmwareUpdate and ConfigureProvide, OS as a FirmwareRequireN/ARequire
N/A
Require
HardwareProvision and ConfigureRequireRequireN/ARequireRequireRequireRequireRequire
OrchestrationRequireRequireRequireN/AN/AProvideRequireProvideN/A
OSRequireProvideRequireN/ARequireRequireRequireProvideRequire
VM/ContainersRequireRequire, vm is optionalProvideProvideRequireRequireRequireProvideRequire, vm is optional

Cloud Stack Layers (architecture classification) - (Provide, Require, or N/A; Add context as needed)

Cloud Stack LayersAkrainoBaetylEdgeXeKuiperFledgeHome EdgeOpen HorizonProject EVESDO
ApplicationsYesProvide (services can live in cloud layer)ProvideN/A
Require
Yes
Configuration (drive)Yes
ProvideN/A
Provide
Yes
Content (management system)Yes
ProvideN/A
Provide
Yes
IaaSNo
N/AN/AProvide (at Edge but not cloud)N/AProvide (at Edge but not cloud)No
PaaSYes
N/AN/A
N/A
No
Physical InfrastructureNo
N/AN/A
N/A
No
SaaSNo
N/AN/A
N/A
No
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