Variety's The Spice Of Life – And Bane Of Big Data
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12/21/2013 | 12:16:52 PM
OSLC takes a shining to SPARQL
Like your Oil & Gas example, as well as the benefits you quote from W3C, we have been expoiting this as one of the primar use caes when integrating various system and software development tools together, most notabiliy of the work I've done with IBM and Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC).  By embracing and leveraging the RDF data model within various tools, we are able to pull data from tools from various disciplines (requirements, architecture, modeling, resource planning, project management, incident management, ..) and provide comprehensive insight into the end-to-end process of system and software delivery.  System and sofware development and delivery is just yet another use cae of application integration leveraging Linked Data and RDF.

To reinforce your points, having data is very important.  Though having data with some structure helps to further understand it.  Data then with some schema and semantics just furthers the intelligence, and even efficiencies, of your queries or reports.  Additionally, getting the data to also leverage standards based schemas/vocabularies raises the bar even further to ease of working with the data with well known meaning and semantics across data sources.  Even if various data sources don't initially support the full depth of standards based vocabularies, they can gradually supprt them or have another application augment it by supplying the additional mappings.

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