Central Data Hub

The use or the sensibility of having your own data hub has been discussed a lot. However, when a transport company gets a certain size, the advantages are easily explained: At least when you operate your own ITCS and become the pawn of the ITCS manufacturer, the calculation example is no longer difficult.

Wiener Linien Data Hub

next: urban technologies GmbH received the order to reprogram the data hub of Wiener Linien in 2019. The project duration was one and a half years. In September 2020 the old data hub was switched off and the new data hub went into operation. Between 5 and 8 million different data queries are answered every day. The response time is between 0.1 and 0.2 seconds. All data from the outside world is available with high availability and high performance via the OPEN-DATA interface.

ITCS - and control over your own data?

ITCS systems are operational necessities. Once you have decided on an ITCS manufacturer, switching to another manufacturer is an in-house effort and, as a result, an economic disaster. ITCS manufacturers are aware of this and they take advantage of this fact by charging a fortune for every little thing. An effective means of escaping this is to have your own data hub. Via the VDV standard, all data is mirrored in its own data hub and from now on the data hub functions as a link between other data sources and data consumers such as e-paper displays.

Data hub and other data sources

Using the example of the Wiener Linien data hub, the data hub is enriched with additional data:

    Import of all elevator and escalator faults
    Import of real-time subway data
    Daily import of the plan data for the next 7 days (backup for the ITCS)
    Import of the planned incidents from an external incident management system

Standardized interface for all data consumers

Once all the data is available in your own data hub, it is easy to make it available again in different formats:

    Standardized interface for all DPI indicators
    As a VDV server for various VDV clients
    Export interface for GOOGLE Static and GOOGLE Realtime
    in the form of its own open data interface (data interface for APPs)
    As a central database for your own home page