More and more real-world, complex distributed systems are integrated using a Data-Centric Publish-Subscribe approach, specifically the programming model defined by the Object Management Group (OMG) known as the Data Distribution Service (DDS) specification. The DDS Publish-Subscribe approach meets many challenging requirements - supporting large-scale, high-performance, and constrained-bandwidth systems on both powerful machines and embedded platforms. DDS has been used across a wide variety of applications in the defense, robotics, transportation, medical, and financial industries. The following discussion provides a set of architectural "best practices" guidelines that should be applied when using DDS to integrate complex, real-world systems.
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