Organizations are surrounded by islands of data locked into different systems and databases. Microsoft introduced Business Data Catalog (BDC) with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to help cope with the "Islands of Data" problem. Using BDC, you can bring data from many sources into one place: SharePoint. That data can then be made available for users to view on the intranet, extranet, or internet.
SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog is a practical, example-rich guide to the features of the BDC and the techniques you need to build solutions for end users. This book starts with the basics-what the BDC is, what you can do with it, and how to pull together a simple BDC solution. With the fundamentals in hand, you start exploring the techniques and ideas to put BDC into use in your organization.