This document describes the current architecture that guides the platform implementation, detailing the components that comprise the solution, as well as their functionalities and how each of them contribute to the platform as a whole.

While a brief explanation of each component is provided, this high level description does not explain (or aims to explain) the minutia of each component’s implementation. For that, please refer to each component’s own documentation.


This section should describe - in high level - the components that comprise the solution, giving the reader enough detail to understand the responsabilities of the components, the technologies involved in its design and implementation and its relation with its peers.


This section should describe the components that are used as ready-made pieces of working software that compose the solution, but have no implementation specific to the project. Relevant topics that might be discussed here are:

  • The API gateway
  • Storage components (mongo, redis, HDFS, CEPH, etc.)
  • Processing libraries and environments (Spark, Flink, Storm, kafka-streaming, map-reduce, etc.)
  • Broker components (rabbitMQ, mosquitto, kafka, verneMQ, emqtt, etc.)


This section should provide the reader with the communication strategy used to bind together the components that comprise the solution, as well as the interfaces (protocols, serialization formats) available to the applications and devices developers.

Deployment strategies

This section should list the deployment requirements and implementation decisions made to satisfy those requirements. “Why orchestrator platform ‘x’?”, “How can this be deployed on commercial cloud environments?”, “How can this be deployed on stand-alone environments?” are all questions that should be answered here.

Comparative analysis

This section should detail the features that differenciate the platform from a “stock” deployment of fiware, as well as a feature summary comparing the proposed solution with a reduced set of third-party implementations of IoT platforms available.