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Re: Linked Data in Enterprises - PwC report

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 10:04:54 -0400
Message-ID: <4A1FEB86.7000605@openlinksw.com>
To: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org
Georgi Kobilarov wrote:
> interesting ReadWriteWeb article about a PwC report on Linked Data in
> enterprises. 
> http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/semantic_web_enterprise_pwc.php
> Big times are coming for Linked Data, folks!
> Cheers,
> Georgi
> --
> Georgi Kobilarov
> Freie Universitšt Berlin
> www.georgikobilarov.com


It's about Data Integration.

Heterogeneity of Data has been a fact of corporate life for eons. 
Clearly this is "back to the future week" .

ODBC and JDBC don't solve the problem since:

1.  they don't separate: data access protocol from representation
2.  data source names (URIs) are scoped to highly at the Tables or View 
3.  dbms engine record identifiers (surrogate or natural keys) are dbms 
instance constrained (like location constrained URL style of URIs; they 
are also value constrained).

The problem space is old, the data integration value prop. is old, the 
delivery mechanism (HTTP URIs) is new and game changing.

Why traditional RDBMS vendors have twiddled their thumbs re. Linked Data 
and open data virtualization will ultimately go down as one of the 
mysteries of this century :-)

The globally epiphany re. the Web's inherent prowess is finally in full 
progress, courtesy of the Linked Data meme!



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