WS SIG: Using Augmented XML Technologies to Empower Web Services





    Robert Smik, Senior Systems Architect, Raining Data
    Jeff Dexter, Lead Architect - TigerLogic, Raining Data
    Ash Parikh, Director of Technology and Development - EAG, Raining Data
    Varun Gupta, Senior Solutions Architect - EAG, Raining Data


    Presentation Overviews

    Presentation 1: Empowering SOA Using XML Databases

    This session will feature the use of native xml mid-tier operational data stores to eliminate the problems such as identity management, service aggregation, entity aggregation, etc., to increase performance and functionality. Web services create huge amount of new data, specifically the data-rich XML messages being exchanged. These messages contain important information which many organizations will want and need to store, access, query, audit, analyze and repurpose. Doing this with a relational database will not cut it. Stringent structure limitations, insufficient SQL or XQuery mapped to SQL implementation, unavailable access to competing systems, not to mention additional processing and code needed to shred and regenerate xml will become your road blocks. To help take care of these issues we will evangelize the concept of a native XML mid-tier operational engine and data store.


    Presentation 2: Empowering Web Services with XQuery

    This session will evangelize how XQuery has emerged as an ideal way to aggregate data from Web services, relational databases, and other applications that employ XML. XQuery can be used for aggregating data from multiple sources, as a natural language for Web services and also is the basis for building distributed XQueries using messaging.


    About the Presenters

    Robert Smik, Senior Systems Architect, Raining Data

    Robert Smik is a Senior Systems Architect at Raining Data Corporation. He has been involved in application and software design and development for over 15 years. His experience includes design and development of highly complex database systems, architecting multi-tier web environments, architecting and development of various connectivity solutions and products, smart cards, SOA, and data aggregation tools. He is an active member of HL7 and CDISC. Within his role on the TigerLogic XDMS team Robert works hand in hand with engineering and marketing to help better architect the product and assist customers in the implementation and management of TigerLogic XDMS solutions.


    Jeff Dexter, Lead Architect - TigerLogic, Raining Data

    Jeff Dexter is the lead architect of XML Query technologies at Raining Data Corporation, and their representative on the World Wide Web Consortium’s XML Query working group. Jeff has spent the last 6 years working in the field of information aggregation and database query, specifically focusing on the realm of XML query during the past three years at Raining Data. Jeff was the designer and main implementer of the TigerLogic 1.0 high performance query engine, and the architect and principal engineer on the TigerLogic 2.0 data server. Previous to working at Raining Data, Jeff led several projects for the RCMP surrounding the realm of aggregating and mining disparate police databases using relational, XML and full-text technologies.


    Ash Parikh, Director of Technology and Development - EAG, Raining Data

    Ash Parikh is a Director of Technology and Development at Raining Data Corporation. He is a named expert in the field of distributed computing and has presented and authored abstracts for Delphi BPX Summit 2004, Delphi Enterprise On-Demand 2004, JavaOne 2004, JavaOne 2003, BEA e-World 2002, and JavaOne 2002. He has over 15 years of computer and IT experience, including expertise in object-oriented analysis and design, distributed architecture, middleware architecture, and software design and development. He is an active member on a number of JSRs on the Java Community Process and Technical Committees on OASIS. He is also the president of the Bay Area Chapter of the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects. He is the collaborating author of Oracle9iAS Building J2EE Applications (Osborne Press, November 2002), and has also authored several technical articles in leading journals such as JavaPro, Web Services Journal, ADT Mag, SoftwareMag, JavaSkyline, etc.


    Varun Gupta, Senior Solutions Architect - EAG, Raining Data

    Varun Gupta is a Senior Solutions Architect and Lead Software Engineer at RainingData Corporation where he leads RainingData's initiatives in EPCGlobal and MIT Auto-ID labs Web Services WAN SIG. He is an expert in developing, deploying and integrating Wal-mart mandated, EPC compliant RFID solutions. He was involved in the very first commercial EPCGlobal standards based RFID deployment at the Gillette Company. Prior to RainingData, Varun was at Sun Microsystems where he was core member of Sun Microsystems RFID team. He has been involved with the MIT Auto-ID Center and EPCGlobal standards development and implementation from the very inception. At Sun, Varun also got selected by a committee of Sun Vice-Presidents and Distinguished engineers as an outstanding engineer in their prestigious Sun Engineering Enrichment & Development (SEED) program.


    Event Logistics


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    2161 North First Street

    San Jose, CA 95131



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    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations and Discussion



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