May 01, 2008
Data services gather and integrate data from many different sources in real time, bridging gaps to create consolidated information views while hiding data source complexity from applications. A data service approach makes data access and integration scalable by streamlining development and maintenance, whether applications speak Web services, SQL, or both.
This white paper is a GAP Analysis for the case of Data Services. It reviews the need for data services, anatomy of a data service and what is a data service management system.