Data APIs as a Foundation for Enterprise Systems of Engagement

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NOTE: This meeting is cross-posted from the New York City PostgreSQL User Group ( Please RSVP there.

Databases like PostgreSQL, Oracle and MS SQL are the foundation of today's enterprise systems. They support mission critical business processes and transactions. They are the stores of record. But many feel that data just sleeps in databases. It remains siloed and hidden from people and tasks outside of the original application scope such as web and mobile applications, data science or even changes business workflows.

In today's talk we will explore the idea of Resource Oriented Architecture ("ROA") and learn how to employ REST APIs to provide unobstructed access to your data assets. We will contrast this with ETL/Data Warehousing and Service Oriented Architecture. We will also show a practical example of building a REST API to a PostgreSQL database using SlashDB, a leading implementation of ROA, which is freely available for developers today.

Speaker: Victor Olex is a founder and CEO of SlashDB, an automated REST API gateway to databases. He is a pioneer of Resource Oriented Architecture, a new approach to data integration, in which database content becomes discoverable and easily accessible in full context and under standard data formats. Mr. Olex has over 20 years of experience as a technology architect and software engineering consultant in the financial industry including organizations such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Commerzbank as well as number of hedge funds. Native of Poland, and an immigrant to the U.S., where he lives with his wife. He believes that above all motivation is the key to success.

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