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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SOA Data Integration Community (SDIAC)

I'm very happy to inform you about the creation of an open and free online community focused on the value of data integration and data services in agile architectures such as Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).

Who is leading this group?
Co-chaired by industry expert David Linthicum, this community is led by a charter group of leading industry architects, including:
  • Ashok Chennuru - WellPoint
  • Gokula Mishra - HP
  • Thomas Reichel - KPN
  • William El Kaim - Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • John Maslanski - Merck & Co, Inc.  
  • Robert Myers - HealthNow New York Inc.
  • David Ramos - LinkShare
  • Mark Hendrickson - Fiserv
  • Steve Dennis - Nike
How is SDIAC different from other architect communities?
This community provides a forum for interacting with peers and thought-leaders; sharing challenges, successes and innovations; and showcasing case studies, best practices and reference architectures.
  • Unique open and free community with a singular focus on data integration and data services in agile architectures.You nevertheless have to register on the Informatica Technet site (it's free, and do not engage yourselves with Informatica).
  • Best practices relating to agile architectures
  • Led by industry experts with real-world architecture experience
  • Deliver a reference architecture for SOA Data Integration and Data Services
Join today at: http://www.soadataintegration.com/

How is SDIAC connected with Informatica?
Informatica is offering the technical platform and the support for it. Everything else if under the hands of the charter group members:
  • We want this community open and tool/process/methodology agnostic
  • We will share and collaborate with our peers during our "free time" on "real" issues or questions
  • We will not get any revenue from Informatica or anybody else.
It is a great opportunity for all of you interested in those subjects.