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DataServices World: Data is the Primary Component of Architecture

Data Services Will Set the World of Enterprise IT on Fire

An increasing number of verticals are using Data Services - services that deal with the production or consumption of data - to solve real business problems and deliver key information...all completely transparent to the user. Data is after all the primary component of architecture, including SOA, as StrikeIron CEO David Linthicum recently underlined in an exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON.com.

When I asked him about DataServices World, the new co-located event that's being held at the 13th International SOA World Conference & Expo in June in New York, Linthicum was enthusiastic. Did he agree with SYS-CON Events, I wondered, that the time is right for a dedicated event situated at the intersection of databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise computing and Internet computing – or are we still too early?

"No, this is growing now," Linthicum responded. "The event hits a sweet spot in the marketplace, if you ask me. Data is the primary component of architecture, including SOA. Addressing it specifically just makes sense."

Announced just last month, DataServices World has a lineup of speakers that includes among others experts from IBM, BEA, DataDirect Technologies, Microsoft, and Sun.

"DataServices World is about the confluence of databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise computing and Internet computing," says Ken North, DataServicesWorld Conference Chair (pictured).  "Its focus is architectures and technologies for accessing data from heterogenous data sources and providing that data to consumers such as components, services and applications," he adds.

North continues:
"Many organizations have a variety of persistent data stores, including SQL databases, geo-coded data files, spreadsheets, content management systems and XML. Services, applications, and mashups can consume and integrate data from disparate data sources. In an n-tier enterprise architecture and a service-oriented architecture, the logic for providing data from databases and other data sources resides in data access layers and data services layer."
Sessions at DataServices World at SOA World 2008, the one-day event being held June 24 in The Roosevelt Hotel New York City, include:

Data Services Layer and Its Role in SOA: Principles, Boundaries, Contexts and Possibilities

by Dr Mark M. Davydov (Director of Systems Development, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield), an internationally recognized expert on software architecture, and software evolution and reuse.



 Data Services Modeling: Data Modeling in the SOA Age 

by Michael J. Carey, a Senior Engineering Director on the AquaLogic side of BEA Systems.




 LINQ, Entity Framework and ADO.NET Entity Framework and Data Services for the Web

by Michael Pizzo, a Principal Architect in the Data Programmability Team at Microsoft.




WADL, URIs as Database Types, Tricks of the Architect's Trade

by Mark Hapner, a Sun Distinguished Engineer and currently SOA Strategist for Sun Software.


Data Access and Data Services Workshop

given by Michael J. Carey, Mike Pizzo, and Dr. Carlo Innocenti (Minollo).


The event will include a Keynote Address:

Frontiers in Data Integration: Exploiting Heterogeneous Data

by John Goodson, the executive leader of DataDirect Technologies.


There will also be a high-level discussion panel:


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services

Featuring Mark M. Davydov, John Goodson, Mark Hapner, Ken North, Paul K. Rivot, Nikita Ogievetsky - head of Common Business Components at Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management Group - and  John G. Senor III, president and chief operating officer of iWay Software.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Angus White 04/07/08 09:02:36 AM EDT

So Data Services is growing, huh? Useful term, new to me. I'll keep my eye on this.

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