Data Layer

The data layer sits on top of the device and network layers as the data infrastructure for any smart building software application. The applications need an ontology to understand all the data they're consuming, including all the underlying devices and how they fit together into a system of systems.

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Independent Data Layer

Independent Data Layer (IDL) vendors provide a data layer solution that is *independent* from the application layer. Meaning Buyers can buy the data layer as a separate product from any applications that sit on top of the data layer.

Ontology

The Application Layer needs a way to understand all the data it's consuming, including all the underlying devices and how they fit together into a system of systems. That's where these standard Ontology initiatives fit in. Buyers can adopt these standards for use in their stacks and capitalize on all the work done by the volunteers that maintain each standard.

Data Layer, coupled with Applications

"Data Layer, coupled with Applications" vendors provide one or more software applications at the Application Layer AND their solution can serve as the central data layer for other applications. Meaning they provide a Data Layer that is coupled with applications. These vendors often use terminology such as Building Operating Systems (BOS), Digital Twins, or Integration Platforms.

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