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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Description and presence

Description and presence refers to awareness about devices, networking, software, and systems. This is required for effective management and the dynamic integration of new capabilities. Understanding data descriptions and availability is also a fundamental requirement.

Metadata provides the descriptive information. For example, when you select a movie to watch, you are probably interested in the movie name, movie genre, plot summary, movie length, the movie's star rating, release date, and digital format. This is the movie's metadata. It enables you to gain an understanding of the movie without having to watch it.

Metadata in IIoT describes the definitions and structure of the data. Description and presence enables ...

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