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OASIS Advances Service Data Objects (SDO) Architecture

OASIS, the international open standards consortium, has formed a new technical committee to advance the Service Data Objects (SDO) specification, which is designed to simplify the way in which Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications handle data. Using SDO, application programmers can uniformly access and manipulate data from heterogeneous data sources, including relational databases, XML data sources, Web services, and enterprise information systems.

“Most of the data programming technologies in use today are specific to a single type of data source, but in real-world applications, data frequently comes from a variety of places. As a result, application developers are burdened by the need to learn a plethora of programming models and data access APIs,” noted Shawn Moe of IBM, convenor of the OASIS SDO Technical Committee. “By offering a common facility for representing collections of data–regardless of data source type–SDO gives application developers a more simple, unified programming model and enables tools to work across heterogeneous data sources consistently.”
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