The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems: Software Value & Differentiation Driven From the Core
|出版商||VDC Research Group, Inc.||商品編碼||325240|
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 30 Pages
|與IoT編入與OS的全球市場:軟體的價值，被核心部引導的那個差異化 The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems: Software Value & Differentiation Driven From the Core|
|出版日期: 2015年02月28日||內容資訊: 英文 30 Pages||
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Embedded operating systems are rapidly evolving to support the growing performance and functionality requirements for both traditional and connected device classes across industries. Embedded software has emerged as a primary vehicle through which engineering organizations can provide more value, increase differentiation, and control end-user experiences. This report analyzes emerging trends for commercially available real-time and non-real-time operating systems and other related bundled products and services used in embedded systems.
The Internet of Things is transforming the embedded/real-time operating systems space with new connected device classes, stricter application requirements, and opportunities for new business models and fruitful ecosystem relationships. The landscape and its vendors are challenged by growing competition produced by both traditional and unconventional sources, such as semiconductor providers. Embedded OS suppliers must rapidly adapt their commercial, Linux, and open source OSs to support secure connectivity while expanding their software development and middleware offerings and relevant engineering services.
The software stack is the primary means for enabling embedded differentiation, delivering over-the-top value, and controlling end user experiences, which is especially crucial for OS vendors.
Global Revenue & Unit Shipments oF Embedded/Real-time Operating Systems
and Related Services(US $m; Billions of Units)
Global Shipments oF Embedded/Real-time Operating Systems
and Related Services by OS type(US $m)
The markets for embedded/real-time OSs are seeing new opportunities for growth and expansion through the rapidly developing Internet of Things (IoT). In 2013, the markets for traditional real-time OSs, embedded Linux, and other OSs amounted to approximately $XXX.XM, $XXX.XM, and $XXX.XM, respectively. The IoT enables the creation of new business models, licensing opportunities, and partnerships to increase revenues for embedded and enterprise software vendors across industries. These new connected device classes are supported by a wide variety of intelligent applications and services. At the core of each connected device, IoT node, intelligent gateway, and piece of IT infrastructure is a progressively more sophisticated embedded operating system that is often part of a larger solution/system architecture. As a result, the IoT will completely redefine the landscape for traditional embedded OSs and drive growth opportunities and embedded requirements for the next several years.
For engineers across vertical markets, the OS is the core of much more complex and difficult-to-design IoT and embedded systems, putting software support at a premium. OEMs are faced with a wide variety of challenges such as enabling connectivity and integrating with third-party services in addition to more-traditional challenges of producing new features and decreasing project schedules and budgets. Embedded/real-time OS vendors are now required to provide much more of the software stack in addition to supplying/supporting a variety of development tools/environments; they must facilitate complete solution development while enabling OEMs to differentiate their solutions. Embedded software has gradually emerged as the primary vehicle through which engineering organizations could differentiate their products and control end-user experiences.
The IoT is also driving the use of open source OSs and the need for open frameworks and interoperability/integration. A wide variety of open source IoT software frameworks and tools continues to emerge from the likes of Eclipse, DeviceHive, AllJoyn from Qualcomm with the AllSeen Alliance, and more. Linux, in particular, continues to grow its developer base and support from leading vendors and is the primary operating system for new connected device classes such as IoT gateways. Android saw more than 600 million unit shipments for mobile consumer devices in 2013 and continues to see strong traction in applications such as connected car systems, medical devices, and military communication devices (much to the expense of Windows CE/Compact). Android will benefit from the IoT with its integrated connectivity, vast developer community, and royalty-free licensing model.
The landscape for small-footprint, real-time OSs is changing. A variety of market factors - including the continued adoption of FreeRTOS and new offerings from non-traditional semiconductor suppliers (e.g. ARM, Freescale, Intel) - are pressuring vendors with low-footprint offerings such as CMX, Express Logic, and Micrium. Real-time capabilities/performance remain top of mind for many engineers of current embedded projects, and we expect RTOSs to absorb much adoption from no-OS systems, particularly as larger OS vendors push toward smaller device footprints with their generally broader portfolios of software, middleware, tools, and professional services.
Virtualization continues to be a major technology offered by leading OS vendors for enabling OEMs and service providers to save money through consolidating and controlling hardware resources. Use cases and developer familiarity/expertise continue grow in parallel with the addition of solutions to OS vendor portfolios. Just recently, QNX Software Systems announced its QNX Hypervisor 1.0, a real-time type-1 hypervisor for a variety of applications. QNX's main objective is to consolidate multiple OSs onto a single system-on-chip (SoC) or platform and simplify the certification process for safety-critical systems. The top four leading vendors of embedded/real-time OSs now support virtualization technology. Virtualization's future as a standalone solution is uncertain, but it presents embedded OS vendors an opportunity to provide support and value for engineers tackling progressively challenging and regulated embedded designs with complex multicore hardware architectures.
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Daniel Mandell supports a variety of syndicated market research programs and custom engagements in the IoT & Embedded Technology practices. He leads the research services for IoT gateways, embedded processors, and other computing hardware in addition to supporting programs such as embedded/real-time operating systems. Daniel also develops, programs, and manages end-user surveys to embedded engineers and uncovers useful and interesting insights regarding buyer behaviors, technology adoption, and device/application requirements. His working relationship with VDC dates back to 2005 and includes stints with Business Development as well as the AutoID practice. Daniel holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Bridgewater State University.
Chris Rommel is responsible for syndicated research and consulting engagements focused on development and deployment solutions for intelligent systems. He has helped a wide variety of clients respond to and capitalize on the leading trends impacting next-generation device markets, such as security, the Internet of Things, and M2M connectivity as well as the growing need for system-level lifecycle management solutions. Chris has also led a range of proprietary consulting projects, including competitive analyses, strategic marketing initiative support, ecosystem development strategies, and vertical market opportunity assessments. Chris holds a B.A. in Business Economics and a B.A. in Public and Private Sector Organization from Brown University.