An open reuse of public data and tools can turn the government into a powerful ‘platform’ also involving external innovators. However, the typical information system of a public agency is not open by design. Several public administrations have started adopting technical solutions to overcome this issue, typically in the form of middleware layers operating as ‘buses’ between public sector data centres and the outside world. Open-DAI is an open source platform designed to expose data as services, directly pulling from legacy databases of the data holder. The platform is the result of an ongoing project funded under the EU ICT PSP call 2011. In this paper, we present the rationale and features of Open-DAI, also through a comparison with three other open data platforms: the Socrata Open Data portal, CKAN, and ENGAGE. Future exploitation scenarios for Open-DAI are also discussed.

Breaking Public Administrations' Data Silos: the Case of Open-DAI, and a Comparison between Open Data Platforms / Iemma, Raimondo; Osella, Michele; Morando, Federico. - In: EJOURNAL OF EDEMOCRACY AND OPEN GOVERNMENT. - ISSN 2075-9517. - STAMPA. - 6:2(2014), pp. 112-122.

Breaking Public Administrations' Data Silos: the Case of Open-DAI, and a Comparison between Open Data Platforms.

IEMMA, RAIMONDO;OSELLA, MICHELE;MORANDO, FEDERICO
2014

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An open reuse of public data and tools can turn the government into a powerful ‘platform’ also involving external innovators. However, the typical information system of a public agency is not open by design. Several public administrations have started adopting technical solutions to overcome this issue, typically in the form of middleware layers operating as ‘buses’ between public sector data centres and the outside world. Open-DAI is an open source platform designed to expose data as services, directly pulling from legacy databases of the data holder. The platform is the result of an ongoing project funded under the EU ICT PSP call 2011. In this paper, we present the rationale and features of Open-DAI, also through a comparison with three other open data platforms: the Socrata Open Data portal, CKAN, and ENGAGE. Future exploitation scenarios for Open-DAI are also discussed.
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