The Data Streaming specification provides a series of robust components that facilitate the efficient movement of data through a system. This extends the RapidIO standard so that it may be leveraged for many high utilization data plane, as well as control plane, applications.

The focus in this paper is on Phase I of the Data Streaming specification, which defines encapsulation, protocol interworking, and the traffic management framework. The details of the traffic management implementation will be defined in Phase II of the Data Streaming specification and are not discussed in this paper.