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Principles of Big Data by Jules J Berman

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Chapter 5

Data Integration and Software Interoperability

Outline

The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.

Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Background

Everyone is taught, at an early age, the standard composition of a written letter. You start with the date, then you include the name and address of your correspondent, then you write a salutation (e.g., “Dear Abby,”), then comes the body of the letter, followed by a closing (e.g., “Best wishes,”), and your name and signature on the next lines. It’s all rather rigid, and anyone can recognize a page of correspondence, from ...

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