Evolving Data Integration Using Semantic Technologies: A NoETL Approach
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  Juan Sequeda   Juan Sequeda
Co-Founder and SVP of Technical Sales and Research


Tuesday, August 18, 2015
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

Organizations derive immediate value and knowledge residing in legacy systems regardless of platform or data modeling. Integrating data from legacy systems is hard, complex and perhaps one of the most difficult jobs in the world. The tools and capabilities available to the IT data professionals focus on ETL and have lagged behind the need of business demands.

Semantic technologies provide a solution to data integration problems and overhead of ETL activities. New advancements in semantic and data integration technologies enable relational databases to be efficiently virtualized as data graphs. When numerous disparate relational databases are viewed in this common manner, it becomes easier to bring data together. You can now enrich your data with semantics, explore enterprise-wide data without ETLing and generate actionable insights through semantic search.

In this presentation, we will discuss:

  • How relational databases can be virtually integrated without data centralization and ETL using the Semantic Web standards
  • How semantics can enrich your data in order to improve search
  • Case studies from the Health Care industry

Dr. Juan Sequeda is the co-founder and Senior Vice President of Technical Sales and Research of Capsenta, and the Senior Director of Capsenta Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are on the intersection between Relational Databases and Semantic Web for Data Integration. Juan is the inventor of Ultrawrap, a patented system which virtualizes relational databases as Semantic Web graph data sources, which spun-off into Capsenta. Juan is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2nd Place in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge for his work on ConstituteProject.org, Best Student Research Paper at the 2014 International Semantic Web Conference and the 2015 Best Transfer and Innovation Project awarded by Institute for Applied Informatics. Juan is on the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics and has been an invited expert member and standards editor for the W3C Relational Database to RDF working group.

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