Reference Models, Architectural Styles & Standards

Reference models and architectural styles should be the foundation for any architectural work. Thus, this page contains a lot of resources structured according to topics which might overlap.

REST

SOA

APIs

Microservices

Smart, Connected Devices (aka Internet of Things)

The following blog post provides and overview of the reference architectures for Smart, Connected Devices (aka Internet of Things): Reference Models and Architectures related to Smart, Connected Devices and Internet of Things.

Non-proprietary reference models

Internet of Things Architecture (IoT-A)
Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA)
Reference Architectural Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0)
Web of Things Architecture (WoT)
OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA)
oneM2M
ISO/IEC Working Group 3 of the Joint Technical Committee 1

Proprietary reference models

Standards