Semantic Web SIG: Intelligence from the Cloud



  • Intelligence from the Cloud

    The computing cloud is forming on top of the web. It's going to change the way we  develop and use applications. This event, "Intelligence from the Cloud" will look at the connection between the cloud and web intelligence. The focus will be the new infrastructures available today that are enabling easy creation and consumption of web intelligence and semantics in the cloud.

    Wesley Chun from Google AppEngine Team will introduce Google App Engine platform, an application development and hosting platform that lets you build & deploy web applications on Google's high-traffic infrastructure. App Engine executes apps (written in Python or Java) on servers that use the same technology that powers Google's websites for speed and reliability. There is no need to think about virtual machine images or disk requirements... you just provide the code. This is a high-level talk introducing attendees to Google App Engine, including its components and architecture as well as some of its most popular developer APIs, such as memcache, users (Google accounts), email, URLFetch, XMPP, Blobstore, etc. Time-permitting we'll go through a simple example using Python.

    The terms “Business Intelligence,” “Semantics,” “Analytics,” and “Cloud” mean a variety of things to different audiences. Andrew Lampitt from Jaspersoft and zAgile will give a sweeping view of  these topics and show how they mesh together to solve real-world problems today. Jaspersoft enables easy deployment of business intelligence to the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud as well as a semantic layer to shield business users from technical jargon of the underlying physical database. zAgile delivers an ontology-driven context server that enables semantic integration of enterprise information across tools and applications, and it can also act as the comprehensive semantic description of the complete information architecture. A combination of Jaspersoft and zAgile technologies delivers the most leading edge semantically driven business intelligence solution as well as deep, contextual collaboration for business intelligence consumers. Case studies will explore how customers are applying the latest techniques to solve painful problems in an elegant and affordable way, that simply were not possible just a couple years ago.


    Wondering what's behind the Cloud? Aliens and Intelligence.


    6:30pm - 7:30pm  Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza 

    7:00pm - 7:10pm  Introduction by AJ Chen (Moderator)

    7:10pm - 7:50pm  Wesley Chun: Google App Engine

    7:50pm - 8:30pm  Andrew LampittEnterprise Business Intelligence in the Cloud

    8:30pm - 9:00pm  Joint Q&A.