FIWARE Foundation, the non-profit organization that encourages the adoption of open standards — implemented using Open Source technologies for the development of smart solutions on a global basis — proudly announces today that Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, has joined FIWARE Foundation as a Platinum Member. Max Peterson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services and Ulrich Ahle, CEO at FIWARE Foundation signed a respectively contract in Brussels.
This meaningful strategic step represents a successful collaboration focused on the designing and implementation of additional and new market solutions for creating a highly replicable and scalable open source of a smart city platform, using and connecting data in a city that come from all three basic sources: citizens, systems, and sensors. The two global technology players will develop a joint roadmap that will allow them to not only achieve long-term business goals, but also create new solutions respecting the IT standards that apply in this domain, including system architectures, open source technologies, standardized APIs and data models. Through this collaboration, AWS can offer to participants of FIWARE’s ecosystem (like solution integrators, consultants, public administrations and many others) highly-scalable, AWS-native and “Powered by FIWARE” solutions in the domains of Smart Cities and Regions, and beyond.
In the frame of cooperation, AWS provides their off-the-shelf framework called “Smart Territory Framework” (STF) comprising a set of standardized modules that are assembled to create sustainable and highly effective solutions for the digital transformation of cities and regions, in line with global industry standards and fully compatible with the Open Source Software Framework of FIWARE. Using the FIWARE Context Broker, a core component that gathers context information from diverse sources (such as mobile apps, IoT devices, or social networking services) and that manages the complete lifecycle of this context information, the STF modules enable public administrations to ingest IoT data at any scale from multiple and interconnected sources as well as register all devices and sensors deployed in the city or region territory. Additionally, these modules offer digital twin capabilities, enabling territories to store and retrieve the current state of every registered device in real-time. Thus, the unified technological platform solves one of the most challenging issues in the development of digital cities — it brings and saves context information from different sources into one data space.
Furthermore, the partnership between FIWARE and Amazon Web Services will open up numerous additional significant technological benefits for both organizations.
To get more information about the partnership between FIWARE Foundation and Amazon Web Services, read the press-release.
To learn more about already successfully implemented cases in the industry as well as to take advantage of the unique opportunity to meet market drivers and experts like Dr. Cameron Brooks, AWS, General Manager, Europe Public Sector, or Ali Benfattoum, AWS, IoT & Smart Cities Evangelist, join FIWARE Global Summit, 14-15 September 2022, in Gran Canaria (Spain).
From left to right: Max Peterson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Service, Ulrich Ahle, CEO at FIWARE Foundation on the day AWS signing the FIWARE Platinum Membership (Brussels).