Making Data Silos Efficient with Semantics

May 20, 2009

[From SemantecWeb]

NEW YORK -- Emerging semantic web technologies are not going to solve the problems the typical enterprise IT department faces when changes to data sources cause things to break.

Businesses are beginning to consider leveraging semantic web tools and RDF stores to get answers from their many worlds of data -- but the existing databases and the data structures upon which those tools will be layered aren’t going away, and neither will the challenges of dealing with their data. Still, semantic tools can be leveraged to eliminate the need to build yet another data warehouse -- which can ease the IT department’s maintenance workload -- by improving the business user’s ability to get the information he needs, regardless of where the data lives.

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