The Hanoi release is the seventh consecutive semi-annual release and has a number of features including simplified deployment, improved performance and scalability testing and launch of Command Line Interface (CLI).
Hanoi also incorporates the first collection of new, platform-wide micro service APIs that allows adopters to get a feel for what’s coming with EdgeX 2.0 in the spring.
The launch of the CLI allows developers and users to issue a variety of EdgeX API calls to its services using terminal commands for easier scripting of tasks.
The Hanoi release also enables developers to tag the data coming from a variety of edges, so that everything is organized and configured by a preferred process that ensures the location of data can be found more efficiently.
Further, users will find that EdgeX now has a Compose file “make” capability that allows users to more easily customize their file without a lot of manual editing.
Adopters can now calculate what a large-scale deployment with EdgeX would look, and put it in their roadmap plans. Hanoi brings the ability to provide guidance around EdgeX scaling as the amount of data is pushed through the system, or how many devices of particular types you can hang on an instance of EdgeX.
With the Hanoi release, EdgeX has provided a sample service to export data from EdgeX to Fledge, an industrial IoT framework that focuses on critical operations, predictive maintenance, situational awareness and safety.
This allows EdgeX device connectors and capabilities to be used with Fledge instances. Conversely, with its next release, Fledge plans to provide a device service to allow Fledge instances to feed EdgeX instances.
The next step for EdgeX Foundry is the “Ireland” release, tentatively scheduled for spring 2021.