Beyond Semantic Web Standards - Enterprise Deployments Require More From Linked Data: A Decade of Experience at Oracle
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  Xavier Lopez   Xavier Lopez
Senior Director
  Matt Perry   Matt Perry
Principal Member of Technical Staff
  Souripriya Das   Souripriya Das


Wednesday, August 19, 2015
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Level:  Product/Service Offering

Since 2005, Oracle has provided comprehensive support for semantic technologies as part of the Oracle Database. During this time, we have had numerous discussions with customers and partners about their requirements and the various ways semantic technologies could be used in their intended applications (products, services, or internal operations) to derive the maximum benefit. Besides support for W3C standards, several unique requirements have emerged from these discussions. Supporting these requirements is crucial for a successful deployment of semantic technologies in a real-world enterprise setting.

This presentation will focus on these enterprise-level requirements. We will describe each of the major requirements, discuss how it emerged from different customer interactions, and explain how it was translated into a feature of Oracle Database Spatial and Graph Option. Attendees will gain insight into how major Oracle customers are using semantic technologies and what unique capabilities those customers required for their deployments.

Xavier Lopez is Director of Oracle's Spatial and Graph technologies group. Xavier leads Oracle in spatial and graph database technologies. He has over 20 years of experience in these areas. He holds advanced engineering and planning degrees from University of Maine, MIT, and the University of California, Davis. Xavier has been active in numerous academic and government research initiatives. He is the author of a book on government spatial information policy and has authored over 100 scientific and industry publications in areas related to spatial and graph technologies.

Matthew Perry, Ph.D., joined the Semantic Technologies team at Oracle in 2008. His primary responsibility is development of the SPARQL query engine for Oracle Spatial and Graph – RDF Semantic Graph. Matthew was co-editor of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoSPARQL specification and has served as an Oracle representative in the W3C SPARQL 1.1 and Spatial Data on the Web Working Groups. Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Wright State University and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia. His research interests include Semantic Web query languages and query processing.

Souripriya Das, Ph.D., a.k.a. Souri, pioneered the work on semantic technologies in Oracle and has led the development effort since its inception in 2002. Prior to taking up semantic technologies, he was the lead developer and project leader for novel database features at Oracle. Souri was a co-editor of the W3C R2RML (RDB2RDF Mapping Language) Recommendation and has represented Oracle at several W3C Working Groups: RDB2RDF, RDF, and SPARQL. Souri currently works for Oracle as an Architect. Souri has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, M.S. from Vanderbilt University, and B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur. His other interests lie in trying to understand the philosophy of life, evolution of the Universe, and playing soccer with friends.

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