An Enhanced Visual Workbench for OGSA-DAI

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An Enhanced Visual Workbench for OGSA-DAI

  1. 1. An Enhanced Visual Workbench for OGSA-DAI Rob Baxter
  2. 2. OGSA-DAI is… <ul><li>a powerful, robust, stable open-source platform enabling Internet-scale data integration for e-Research! </li></ul><ul><li>an “important [e-Research] software toolkit” (Atkins 2010) </li></ul>
  3. 3. OGSA-DAI has… <ul><li>a powerful execution engine for data workflows </li></ul><ul><li>a “kit of parts” of some 120+ server-side data access, processing and transformation components </li></ul><ul><li>a client toolkit offering a straightforward Java API to application developers </li></ul><ul><li>a world-wide user base and active open-source community </li></ul><ul><li>Hmm, OK, I’m convinced… how do I use it? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using OGSA-DAI? <ul><li>Did we mention the client toolkit offering a straightforward Java API? </li></ul><ul><li>A Java API…? OK… And…? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, how about a new data-intensive workflow language called DISPEL? </li></ul><ul><li>Hmm, that sounds potentially interesting, but… </li></ul><ul><li>what I really want is a visual programming tool, an IDE </li></ul>
  5. 5. The ADMIRE Workbench!
  6. 6. Excellent! Can I have it now? <ul><li>The ADMIRE Workbench is a public beta </li></ul><ul><li>It needs a usability overhaul, some TLC, better docs </li></ul><ul><li>That’s what this project is all about! </li></ul><ul><li>“ An Enhanced Visual Workbench for OGSA-DAI” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting August 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Until mid-Dec 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing a learnability ramp for data-intensive e-Research </li></ul></ul>

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