A New Standard for Data Interoperability

The Cloud Information Model (otherwise known as CIM) is produced by an open consortium formed to deliver a standards-based solution for connecting enterprise products. With CIM, you can create seamless and tailored personal experiences across cloud-native applications.

To accelerate digital transformation and deliver personalized engagements to customers across every channel, many companies adopt multiple cloud and on- premise applications. Each comes with its own data model, which forces developers to build, test, and manage custom code that’s necessary to map and translate data across different systems. Instead of accelerating digital transformation, this process slows innovation and leads to brittle integrations.

CIM is a modern, open specification to help ease the pain of integrating data. CIM provides a defined standard to communicate easily between different data formats. Open sourced as part of the Joint Development Foundation (under the Linux Foundation), we welcome any and all contributors.


Interoperability Problem

Customers expect their environments to “just work” together out of the box, but the reality is much more complicated.

CIM organizes content into domains, or Subject Areas. Each of these Subject Areas represents a major business concept. The CIM designs are available in multiple formats for each domain, including example diagrams. The number and scope of the Subject Areas will grow with the consortium and contributions.


Additional interoperability use cases coming soon!

Our Goals

Innovate Faster

Achieve faster time to value through interoperability.

Influence & Collaborate

Create seamless, customized experiences across cloud-native applications.

Improve Analytics

Enable a cross-system view of data and reduce time to build and maintain integrations.

CIM Facilitates Interoperability

Shared a Data Model for all your enterprise systems

CIM is an application-agnostic data model produced by an open consortium that delivers a standards-based solution for connecting enterprise products.

Anyone can join
Developed as an open standard…
Build reliable integrations
Utilize multiple formats available to communicate between different systems
Innovate faster
Adopt the modern standard for any use case
Flexible meta-model
Modular design, conceptual and schema view, extensible and customizable
Standards Compliant
W3C Stack, Relational Mappings, additional mappings available

Join Us!

Join us and help us to create compatible Cloud Applications!