Since the beginning of the modern IT era, each period of
innovation has inadvertently introduced its fair share of Data Silos. The driving
force behind this anomaly remains an overemphasis on the role of
applications when selecting problem solutions. Unfortunately, most
solution selecting decision makers remain oblivious to the fact
that most applications are architecturally monolithic; i.e., they
fail to separate the following five layers that are critical to all
The rise of the Internet, and its
exponentially-growing user-friendly enclave known as the World Wide Web, is bringing the
intrinsic costs of the monolithic application architecture anomaly
to bear -- in manners unanticipated by many. For example, the
emergence of network-oriented solutions across the realms of
Enterprise 2.0-based Collaboration and Web 2.0-based
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), combined with the overarching
influence of Social Media, are producing more
heterogeneously-structured and disparately-located data sources
than people can effectively process.
As is often the case, a variety of problem and product monikers
have emerged for the data access and integration challenges
outlined above. Contemporary examples include Enterprise Information Integration, Master Data
Management, and Data Virtualization.
Labeling aside, the fundamental issues of the unresolved Data
Integration challenge boil down to the following:
Effectively solving today's data integration challenges requires
a move away from monolithic application architecture to
loosely-coupled, network-centric application architectures.
Basically, we need a ubiquitous network-centric application
protocol that lends itself to loosely-coupled across-the-wire
orchestration of data interactions. In short, this will be what
revitalizes the art of application development and deployment.
The World Wide Web is built around a network application
protocol called HTTP. This protocol intrinsically separates the
five layers listed earlier, thereby enabling:
A uniquely designed to address today's escalating Data Access
and Integration challenges without compromising performance,
security, or platform independence. At its core lies an unrivaled
commitment to industry standards combined with unique technology
innovation that transcends erstwhile distinct realms such as:
When Virtuoso is installed and running, HTTP-based Data Objects
are automatically created as a by-product of its powerful data
virtualization, transcending data sources and data representation
formats. The benefits of such power extend across profiles such
Bottom line, Virtuoso delivers unrivaled flexibility and
scalability, without compromising performance or security.
About this entry:
Author: Kingsley Uyi Idehen
Published: 02/26/2010 14:12 GMT-0500
Modified: 02/27/2010 12:46 GMT-0500
Tags: webservices , web2.0 , web20 , rdf , linked_data , semanticweb , virtuoso , DataSpace
Categories: Virtual Database ,
Semantic Web ,
Web Services (Web 2.0)
Comment Status: 0
This document is empty and basically useless. It is generated by a web service that can make some statements in HTML Microdata format.
This time the service made zero such statements, sorry.