The task of designing integrated solutions is frequently met with challenges when unusual architectural constraints from system and non-system sources are introduced into the equation. In this SETT article, Object Computing Solutions Architect, Marc Neeley, explores how today’s industry standards are addressing complex integration challenges and provides a detailed review of the OMG specification, DDS for eXtremely Resource Constrained Environments (DDS-XRCE), which plays a significant role in extending solutions into environments with unique requirements.