EdgeX Foundry is a vendor-neutral, highly flexible and scalable open-source framework hosted by The Linux Foundation. It enables developers to build apps that run at the edge, acting as a middleware between the things and the cloud.
It provides the components to develop microservices responsible for data acquisition, data analytics and cloud connectors, exposing a rich set of APIs to allow full control of the system and configuration. The reference architecture allows scaling out to thousands of devices and sensors.
This snap is a part of EdgeX Foundry and contains the following reference services:
Core Data and Message Bus (Redis)
Registry and Config (Consul)
Rules Engine (eKuiper)
Alerts & Notifications
Configurable Application Service
API Gateway a.k.a. Reverse Proxy (Kong)
Secret Store (Vault)
Management Service Agent (deprecated)
Note that not all the above services are enabled and started by default.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install edgexfoundry, simply use the following command: