Increase the Flexibility of MySQL-based SOA Frameworks with a Data Access Layer

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Location: Ballroom H Level: Novice

While many organizations implementing Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) are adopting a standards-based approach for development of new application services, few are applying the same methodology to their MySQL database access logic. A tightly coupled, MySQL-specific approach to application service design eliminates the benefits of an SOA strategy and results in an infrastructure that slows application deployment and reduces business logic reuse and flexibility.

In this presentation, Mike Frost, product manager for DataDirect Technologies, will introduce a strategy for separating application logic from MySQL database access logic. The presentation will describe the benefits of a loosely coupled approach for all application and data access logic such as reduced development time, simplified deployment, and increased overall flexibility all within an SOA framework. Frost will introduce and describe the concept of a data access layer based on the emerging Service Data Objects (SDO) specification and Data Access Service (DAS) standard and describe what the future of data access logic will look like for MySQL users within an SOA framework.

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Mike Frost


As a Product Manager, Mike Frost leads the strategic marketing
efforts for a variety of DataDirect Technologies data access
technologies. He has more than 7 years of experience working with
enterprise data connectivity and is currently involved in the
development of data connectivity components including ODBC, JDBC,

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