Open Data and Query Services: Introduction

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Pistoia Alliance Technical Committee Chair Pierre Menard explains the need for open data and query services in pharma in this webinar hosted by the Pistoia Alliance.

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  • Bob Stanley is co-founder and CEO at IO Informatics, a data integration company in Berkeley, California. Bob has 15 years experience in Life Science informatics and has served as principal investigator and project manager for many successful projects, including software development for the largest bioinformatics grant awarded to date by the National Institute of Science and Technology.He is joined with Eric Prud’hommeaux of the World Wide Web Consortium. Eric is a team contact for the W3C Semantic Web Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group and works out of Frank Gehry’s infamous Stata Center at MIT in Cambridge, MA.Pablo Castro is principal architect at Microsoft in Seattle Washington where he works on various topics that bring data and the Web together. He currently leads the design effort for the Open Data Protocol and is also involved on the design of the local data storage features in future versions of HTML, representing Microsoft in the WebApps working group at the W3C.
  • Open Data and Query Services: Introduction

    1. 1. | Lowering Barriers to R&D Innovation<br />www.pistoiaalliance.org<br />Pistoia Alliance invites you to <br />an online information session<br />Data & Query Services<br />Monday, June 6, 2011<br />7:30am – 9:00am PST, 10:30am – 12:00pm EST, 3:30pm - 5:00pm UK<br />with presentations by<br />
    2. 2. Who’s here?<br />
    3. 3. Pistoia Mission<br />Lower the barriers to innovation by improving interoperability of R&D business processes through pre-competitive collaboration<br />www.pistoiaalliance.org<br />
    4. 4. Agenda – Data & Query Services<br />Introduction<br />Pierre Menard, Pistoia Technical Committee Chair<br />RDF + SPARQL<br />Bob Stanley, CEO at IO Informatics<br />Eric Prud’hommeaux, W3C HCLSIG<br />OData<br />Pablo Castro, Principal Architect at Microsoft<br />Q&A<br />Wrap-up<br />
    5. 5. Background – Data as a Service<br />Why<br />Authoritative/master data sources<br />Unlock data silos to leverage existing information assets<br />Integrate with reporting, analytics, and collaboration tools to improve decision making<br />Self-service data mashups<br />Design criteria<br />Neutral technology<br />Choice of API <br />Choice of data format<br />Choice of query language<br />Choice of …<br />Did you know standards exist?<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Benefits of aligning to standards<br />Functionality<br />Generic mechanisms for representing data and relationships between data<br />Query semantics for searching, filtering, sorting your data<br />Less code you have to write, support and maintain.<br />Good design<br />API stability<br />Efficiency<br />Extensibility<br />Backward/forward compatibility<br />API versioning<br />Paging<br />Don’t reinvent the wheel!<br />
    8. 8. Benefits of aligning to standards<br />Inter-operability<br />Native support in applications means little or no integration work<br />Supportability<br />Online community available to you<br />Easier to find support and maintenance staff<br />Web friendly<br />Supports selective partner integration<br />Aligns well to modern computing approaches such as cloud and mobile computing<br />RESTful<br />Resource centric approach aligns very well to data services<br />Easier for your end users<br />Benefits from piggybacking off HTTP (caching, security, etc)<br />
    9. 9. It’s not just about technology<br />Integrated capability<br />Technology<br />Process<br />People<br />Culture<br />
    10. 10. Pistoia wants to gauge your interest<br />Should Pistoia align to these standards in Pistoia portfolio projects?<br />Will you align to these standards in your projects/products?<br />Are you interested in future informational sessions like this one?<br />
    11. 11. Today’s Speakers<br />Bob Stanley, CEO of IO Informatics<br />Eric Prud’hommeaux, W3C HCLSIG<br />Pablo Castro, OData Inventor and <br />Principal Architect at Microsoft<br />

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