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Context Broker Services


Orion Context Broker

About the software component

The CEF Context Broker (CB) implements a cornerstone function in any smart solution: the need to manage context information, enabling to perform updates and bring access to context.

It enables to manage context information in a highly decentralized and large-scale manner. It provides the FIWARE NGSIv2 API which is a simple yet powerful Restful API enabling to perform updates, queries or subscribe to changes on context information.  Please visit the section "How does Context Broker work?" on this website to learn more about how to use the FIWARE CEF Context Broker.

Orion is the Open Source reference implementation of the Context Broker managed by the FIWARE Foundation.

The support and maintenance of the reference implementation, as well as any other auxiliary services, are provided by the FIWARE Foundation according to the terms defined in the CEF Context Broker Offering Description.


Users of the software component

  • Service Providers: may offer their services to integrate systems with a CEF Context Broker or to install and operate a CEF Context Broker instance.

  • Software Providers: may develop software conformant to the FIWARE NGSIv2 API as a commercial product or as an Open Source project.

  • Domain Stakeholders: may use the CEF Context Broker to create a shared information model on top of which can be developed cross-cutting smart applications.


Benefits for the users of the software component

  • Reduced learning curve of smart application developers;

  • Reduced costs of creating, maintaining and operating shared context information models;

  • Accelerated inter-operation of systems belonging to different departments of the same organisation or across organisations sharing the same business goal.


Useful documentation 

Context Broker installation and administration guidelines

Last updated: 11 December 2018 
Language: English

Context Broker installation and administration guidelines

Last updated: 11 December 2018 
Language: French

Context Broker installation and administration guidelines

Last updated: 11 December 2018 
Language: German

Context Broker Developer Handbook

Last updated: 11 December 2018 
Language: English

Context Broker Developer Handbook

Last updated: 11 December 2018 
Language: French

Context Broker Developer Handbook

Last updated: 11 December 2018 
Language: German

Contact the CEF team