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ASAM ODS – Open Data Services for Test Data Organization2019-03-11T19:06:08+01:00

ASAM ODS – Open Data Services for Test Data Organization


ASAM ODS (Open Data Service) – Flexible test data storage with a standardized access API. ASAM ODS is hosted by the international organization of ASAM (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) and targets at storing, exchanging and access testing data of any domain.

ASAM e.V. – Home of ASAM ODS

linie_grauASAM (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems)  is an incorporated association under German law. The members are primarily international car manufacturers, suppliers as well as engineering service providers in the automotive industry.

ASAM coordinates the development of technical standards, which are developed by working groups composed of experts from our member companies. The organization pursues the vision, that the tools of a development process chain can be freely interconnected and allow a seamless exchange of data. The standards define protocols, data models, file formats and application programming interfaces (APIs) for the use in the development and testing of automotive electronic control units.

A large amount of popular tools in the areas of simulation, measurement, calibration as well as test automation are compliant to ASAM standards. Compliance guarantees interoperability of tools from different vendors and allows data exchange without the need of converters. Furthermore, it facilitates the exchange of unambiguous specification between customers and suppliers. – by ASAM e.V.

Link: ASAM e.V.


linie_grauThe organization ASAM administers multiple standards. One of them is the ASAM ODS (Open Data Services) standard and focuses on the persistent storage and retrieval of testing data.

The standard is primarily used to set up a test data management system on top of test systems that produce measured or calculated data from testing activities. Thus, components of a complex testing infrastructure can store data or retrieve data as needed for proper operation of tests or for test data post-processing and evaluation. A typical scenario for ASAM ODS in the automotive industry is the use of a central ASAM ODS server, which handles all testing data produced by vehicle test beds.

The major strength of ASAM ODS, compared to non-standardized data storage solutions, is that data access is independent of the IT architecture. Besides, the data model of the database is highly adaptable but yet still well-defined for different application scenarios. Despite this flexibility, clients can query the data from the database and still correctly interpret the meaning of the data. This is achieved by various means through the standard. – by ASAM e.V.

Link: ASAM e.V. ODS Wiki

ASAM ODS in utilization.


ASAM ODS with HighQSoft

As HighQSoft GmbH, we got more than 25 years of first-hand experience with ASAM ODS solutions. Starting in 1990, we are part of the ASAM ODS standardization and joined ASAM e.V. right when it was founded. Ever since, we have been a leading contributor to ASAM ODS. Our Avalon ODS Server is the reference server.

Our Avalon ODS Server

linie_grauOur Avalon ODS Server was the first CORBA-based ASAM ODS server implementation on the market. Today, our Avalon ODS Server Suite is the reference product and comes with a selection  of tools for to simplify administration and data management. The server is a backbone to most ASAM ODS based Test Data Management projects of our customers.

Our Expertises

linie_grau Throughout the years, we implemented hundreds of ASAM ODS projects into various IT environments of our customers. We gained a profound competence and became experts not only in server implementations but also in systems integration. Hence, we see ourselves as the right partner to integrate an ASAM ODS solution into your enterprise in way that it supports your processes best.

All our products are fully compliant to the ASAM ODS standard and therefore support any use-case of the domain.

ASAM ODS Base Model

linie_grauNext to a standardized interface, called the ODS API, the standard defines the ASAM ODS Base Model specifiying the data base schemes for physical storage. The base model is an abstract model to fully describe all possibilities for deriving a data model for utilization. This is called an application model.

The application model is a derivation of the base model. Its content strongly depends on the domain (e.g. engine), use-case and work-flow of the customer as well as the data generated by project. The task of deriving an application model is usually performed by us.

In order to get a quick overview of the capabilities of the ASAM ODS Base Model, please view our poster.

Link: ASAM ODS Base Model

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