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Subject: Re: [regrep] Does Registry need Business Analytics/Business Intelligence Capabilities?

We've seen strong evidence among our registry customers that some sort 
of "registry application framework" is desired.  No one has come out and 
said "do you have a registry application framework?", but nearly all of 
our sales involve a little bit of customization to fit the customer's 
use case.  On the other hand, we've never needed to do anything which 
changed RS or RIM.  The changes have always been purely in the areas of 
presentation and content management.  I hope this insight helps...


Zachary Alexander wrote:

>I think this gets to the issue of should there be registry applications.
>For example, a government registry application uses registry objects to
>store contract information or grant authorizations.  The BI application
>would provide information on the utilization of the contract information
>or grant data.  This assumes that the repository was an xml database and
>the integrity of the each xml document was maintained.  Anecdote: When I
>first started with UNIX, it was cool just to know the operating system
>but the adoption did not take off until we added third party
>Zachary Alexander
>The IT Investment Architect 
>ebTDesign LLC, (703) 283-4325
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Duane Nickull [mailto:duane@yellowdragonsoft.com] 
>Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 11:27 PM
>To: Zachary Alexander
>Cc: 'Chiusano Joseph'; regrep@lists.oasis-open.org
>Subject: Re: [regrep] Does Registry need Business Analytics/Business
>Intelligence Capabilities?
>My take would echo Joe's earlier comment.  Most Registry users would 
>likely constrain only metadata to the Registry, not instance data. 
> ebXML CPP, CPA or WSDL instance of course, violates this principle, 
>however it is generally felt that there would be no transactional 
>instances placed into a publicly accessible registry.
>This may change with privately used registries.  I do know of a few 
>folks who have planned to use the Registry for instance data as well or 
>a combination (metadata for instances of forms generated only under 
>certain contexts).  The logs could recall how many times a certain 
>Registry Object was called, but this information would be useless to 
>most unless it was combined with the caching algorythm of the 
>application(s) requesting the data. One application may cache the 
>registry object for 30 days while another may simply request a new copy 
>each time the relevant function call was made.
>Another potential issue may be that Registry operators can examine logs 
>to determine who's CPP (or WSDL) has been examined the most, least 
>and/or by which other users (if logged in and session information is 
>logged).  IMHO, this may be a security loophole from a business
>One final thought - with respect to CPP's/WSDL instances.  Who decides 
>the algorythm to determine which order of presentation is applied when a
>query that reveals multiple registry obejcts is made?  Does that 
>algorythm get published?  Will every company start entering their 
> Registry CPA's/WSDL's as "AAAAA1111111 Shoe company Ltd."?
>Duane Nickull

Matthew MacKenzie
Yellow Dragon Software Corporation
m: +1 506.869.0175

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