Everything Self-Service:Linked Data Applications with the Information Workbench


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Everything Self-Service:Linked Data Applications with the Information Workbench

  1. 1. Everything Self-Service:Linked Data Applications with theInformation WorkbenchISWC 2011, Bonn, GermanyPeter Haase, Michael Schmidtfluid Operations AG
  2. 2. Agenda• Linked Data in the Enterprise• Challenges• The Information Workbench Platform• Solution Areas and Application Scenarios• Conclusions
  3. 3. The Potential of Linked DataLinked Data• Set of standards, principles for publishing, sharing and interrelating structured knowledge• From data silos to a Web of Data• RDF as data model, SPARQL for querying• Ontologies to describe the semanticsBenefits of Linked Data in the Enterprise• Enterprise Data Integration: Semantically integrate and interlink data scattered among different information systems• Simplified publishing and sharing of data: Increase openness and accessibility of Enterprise Data• Enrichment and contextualization through interlinking: Value add by linking to Linked Open Data• Improved user experience: Leverage semantic technologies for better search and presentation, address more expressive information needs
  4. 4. Example: Integrated Knowledge Managementfor the Life Sciences Search, Interrogate and Visualize, Analyze and Capture and Augment Reason Explore Knowledge Integrated data graph over all data sources Integ Private Data Sources Public Data Sources 4
  5. 5. Challenges in Building Linked Data Applications• Discovery and automated integration of relevant data sources• Heterogeneity in various dimensions  Location, ownership of data (internal / external, open / closed)  Identifiers, structure, and vocabularies  Structured and unstructured data• Quality of Linked Data • Various forms of imperfection (erroneous, incomplete, imprecise data) • Trustworthiness• End-user oriented interfaces and interaction paradigms • Abstraction from technical details of Linked Data • Interfaces that operate on large amounts of data, flexible and dynamic schemas • Meaningful aggregation of the data • Support for expressive information needs, while retaining intuitive interfaces
  6. 6. Platform for Linked Data Applications Information Workbench:  Semantics- & Linked Data-based integration of private and public data sources  Intelligent Data Access and Analytics  Visual Exploration  Semantic Search  Dashboarding and Reporting  Collaboration and knowledge management platform  Wiki-based curation & authoring of data Semantic Web Data  Collaborative workflows 6
  7. 7. E v e r y t h i n g S e l f -s e r v i c Self-Service Application Development Process 1. Provisioning of the Software Platform • Delivered through a Self-Service Portal • Hosting in public or private clouds 2. Linked Open Data Discovery • Access to data registered at global registries, e.g. ckan.org, data.gov, … • Visually explore data sets and identify those relevant for your application 3. Data Integration • Integrate the data sets with the click of your mouse • Add providers for internal and external legacy data 4. Customization of the Frontend • Semantic Wiki + Widgets as Self-service Linked Data Frontend • Declaratively customize the user interface using a selection of widgets 5. Extending the Platform with own Components • Use APIs and SDKs to implement your own widgets, providers, etc.
  8. 8. Information Workbench: Cloud Platform Architecture Application Layer (SaaS)Provisioning, Monitoring and Management Virtualization Layer Infrastructure Layer (IaaS) Data Layer (DaaS) Netw.-Att. Storage Network Computing Resources Enterprise Data Sources Open Data Sources
  9. 9. Semantic Wiki + Widgets as Self-serviceLinked Data Frontend• Semantic Wiki for collaborative authoring and linking of unstructured and structured semantic data• Declarative specification of the UI based on available pool of widgets and simple wiki-based syntax• Widgets have direct access to the database• Embed dynamic data, visualizations, forms, etc.• Type-based template mechanism Wiki Page in Edit Mode … … and Displayed Result Page
  10. 10. Example: ISWC 2011 Conference Explorer http://iwb.fluidops.com:7880/ Events Topics People Publications Places• Visualization of aggregated metadata • Connect online accounts,• Explore conference schedule, such as Twitter and Facebook publications, etc. • Like events, papers• Conference statistics • Social Network Analysis
  11. 11. Information Workbench Application AreasKnowledge Management in theLife SciencesDigital Libraries, Media andContent ManagementIntelligent Data CenterManagement
  12. 12. Intelligent Data Center Management BEFORE NOW  Business data not interlinked with technical  Semantic, resource-centric view on data: link data business data with data center resources and  CXOs struggle to have an integrated view on interrogate heterogeneous resources in a the resources employed in the data center unified way  User-defined dashboards, queries, historical data management for analytics and reporting purposes
  13. 13. Link Business Data To Data CenterResources E.g.: link your customers to their data center resources using semantic annotations; visually explore the connections between the business information and the technical resources on-demand Use Case: Root Cause Analysis and Error Handling  Identify which customer‘s systems and applications are affected when an error on the storage level occurs  Determine where errors on the application level are coming from  Relate events to each other  Document and compare solutions for events   allows fast reaction for error handling and ensures SLA enforcement Semantic Link in Wiki Page Visual Data Exploration
  14. 14. Share Knowledge Within Your CompanyCollaborative Acquisition and Augmentation of Knowledge withSemantic Wiki Technology Use Case: Technical Documentation and Responsibility Management  Use Wiki to collaboratively maintain technical documentation and best practices  Interlink hardware resources with documentation in a central place  Assign responsibilities directly to technical resource Wiki Page in Edit Mode … … and Displayed Result Page
  15. 15. Analytics and ReportingEmbed dynamic, user-defined charts directly into Semantic Wikipages E.g.: create tabular summaries of your data and existing connections; specify user- defined charts and dashboards; generate reports based on historical dataUse case: Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning Monitor the performance & usage of your infrastructure over time using historical data Forecast when new infrastructure resources need to be ordered Analysis of the impact of new hardware options on utilization ratesUse case: Cost and Demand Forecasting Keep track of infrastructure costs for each customer / project Determine what infrastructure resources will be needed when and for which project Compare various infrastructure options in terms of cost Example: Employed VMs over Time grouped by Power Status
  16. 16. Summary• Enormous potential for Linked Data in the enterprise• Information Workbench as platform for implementing Linked Data solutions• Addressing all aspects of interacting with Linked Data • Data Integration • Intelligent Data Access and Analytics • Collaborative Knowledge Management and Authoring• “Self-service”-style application development • Linked Open Data discovery • Automated data integration • Customization of the frontend with rich widget pool • Extensible via SDK
  17. 17. CONTACT:fluid OperationsAltrottstr. 31Walldorf, GermanyEmail: sales@fluidOps.comwebsite: www.fluidOps.comTel.: +49 6227 3846-527