The Eclipse Dataspace Connector


Dataspaces provide an environment where data providers, data users, and intermediaries can share data across organisations, while maintaining sovereignty. But how to link enterprises from different domains to this virtual space? Here, one of the most important technical components of a dataspace comes into play, the connector.

The Eclipse Dataspace Connector is a prime open-source connector and offers a framework that makes inter-organisational data exchange possible whilst leaving control over the data in the hands of the data providers. It contains modules for performing data query, data exchange, policy enforcement, monitoring, and auditing. As a platform-independent, multi-cloud solution, the Eclipse Dataspace Connector is extensible, portable, and supports the International Data Spaces standard (IDS) as well as relevant protocols associated with the GAIA-X project.

The Eclipse Dataspace Connector will be showcased at the GAIA-X Hackathon in Munich on August 30 and 31, 2021. All interested developers are invited to co-develop this open source, extensible ecosystem for sovereign B2B data sharing.

The project is supported by Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST, Daimler TSS, BMW Group, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft, Amazon AWS, SAP, ZF Friedrichshafen and GAIA-X AISBL as well as the International Data Spaces Association.

The Eclipse Dataspace Connector
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(c) 2021, Fraunhofer ISST

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