What are benefits using OpenFlow instead of HomeAssistant in case of IoT?

Hi @Allan_Zimmermann,
What are benefits of using OpenRPA instead of Home Assistant in case of IoT?
Home Assistant are also opensource and used in IoT.
Is there some more devices connection benefits in case of installing it on Arduino or raspberry?
Did you ever used it in such (IoT) cases, and also could you list some of the cases what is capable of OpenFlow in this area?

OpenRPA is a software solution that allows for the automation of business processes through the use of software robots. So I will address OpenFlow and NodeRED in my answer. NodeRED is a platform for creating event-based workflows that can integrate with a wide range of protocols and systems, including those used in home automation and industrial settings. It is owned by the Node JS Foundation and can be used standalone or embedded into more complex systems like Home Assistant or OpenFlow. However, NodeRED does not offer out-of-the-box solutions for scalability, security, fault tolerance, storage, or reporting on historical data. OpenIAP was the first, but there are now a handful of companies offering solutions around NodeRED that address these needs, or you can add these features yourself by installing your prefered software and using individual modules found in the NodeRED palette.

OpenFlow is a collection of open-source tools that provide an out-of-the-box solution with advanced scalability, fault tolerance, and data collection and reporting capabilities. It is not specifically designed for home automation or running standalone NodeRED installations, but rather for large-scale deployments that require a high degree of resilience and security that can handle a large amount of data. OpenFlow is already being used in a variety of applications, such as collecting telemetry data in electricity grids, monitor shipping contains on shipping ports, monitoring and correcting liquid flows on ships, doing facility management of office buildings, being the backend for healthcare solutions for the elderly, coordinating tax reporting in multinational companies, and more. Some of these involve running “remote NodeREDs” on Raspberry Pi devices or together with PLC equipment on combus/siemens, and on low-energy solutions in Lora/sigfox. In other settings, the power comes from being able to run OpenFlow and NodeRed instances, in a trusted execution environment while also offering high resilience to network outages.