W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-xg-rdb2rdf@w3.org > January 2009

Re: Use case for XG Recommendation: Integration of Business Information Systems

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:55:03 -0500
Message-ID: <4968E0F7.10906@openlinksw.com>
To: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
CC: Sören Auer <soeren.auer@gmail.com>, public-xg-rdb2rdf <public-xg-rdb2rdf@w3.org>, Orri Erling <oerling@openlinksw.com>

On 1/10/09 12:06 PM, ashok malhotra wrote:
> Thanks, Soeren!  I will put this in because we need an enterprise 
> usecase but I wish we had one that was more specific.
> All the best, Ashok

I will work with Soren & Orri re. an Enterprise usescase based on a 
contemporary enterprise problem: cost-effective creation, dissemination, 
and retention of knowledge that uses new and emerging technologies (e.g. 
Rdb2Rdf) atop existing infrastructure.

This case will incorporate applications of Rdb2Rdf to issues such as : 
enterprise search, MDM, and distributed collaborative applications (i.e. 
Blogs, Wikis, Bookmark Sharing etc).

> Sören Auer wrote:
>> Following the discussions on the mailinglist and yesterdays telco I 
>> drafted another use-case description.
>> I think a use-case scenario with prospectively wide impact on the 
>> business domain could nicely complement the community (Triplify), 
>> research (Nicotine Dependency) and administrative-data (Ordinance 
>> Survey) use cases.
>> Currently, there is some inhomogeneity in the level of abstraction in 
>> the use cases: Ordinance and Nicotine address very specific problems, 
>> whereas Triplify and BIS are of slightly broader nature. Probably no 
>> problem, but maybe worth checking for consistency with other XG 
>> recommendations.
>> Here the BIS use case description (feel free to change, add or 
>> completely omit the paragraph):
>> *Integration of Business Information Systems*
>> Efficient information and data exchange between application systems 
>> within and across enterprises is of paramount importance in the 
>> increasingly networked and IT-dominated business spheres. Existing 
>> Business Information Systems such as CRM, CMS and ERP systems use 
>> relational database backends for persistence. RDF and Linked Data can 
>> provide data exchange and integration interfaces for such application 
>> systems, which are easy to implement and use, especially in settings 
>> where a loose and flexible coupling of the systems is required.
>> The mapping language to be standardized within the proposed WG will 
>> rapidly simplify the publishing of enterprise data and information 
>> from the relational data backends and thus facilitate the 
>> interlinking and exchange of information between business information 
>> systems. For this use case scenario on-demand transformation of 
>> relational data to RDF, scalability and completeness with regard to 
>> the relational algebra are central requirements.



Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President&  CEO
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Saturday, 10 January 2009 17:55:54 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 19:51:39 UTC