Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is an almost-25-year-old vendor of messaging software. While somewhat unknown to the outside world, RTI and companies like it provide the critical tools that help industrial systems work: air and missile defense, science, industrial SCADA, air traffic control. These are just some examples of the sort of use cases that solutions from RTI helps with.
But these sorts of industrial use cases – while critical and lucrative – don’t have the sort of buzzword excitement that IoT does. So if you’re RTI, it’s important to come out swinging with some messaging that shows you’re well and truly up with the cool kids. And so we have an announcement from RTI about a new unified platform focused on data distribution and cloud analytics. That’s a mouthful and a half, so what is really going on here?