Breaking Public Administrations’ Data Silos. The Case of Open-DAI, and a Comparison between Open Data Platforms.

  • Raimondo Iemma Politecnico di Torino
  • Federico Morando Politecnico di Torino
  • Michele Osella Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
Keywords: Public Sector Information, Service-Oriented Architecture, Open Data platforms, Benchmarking, Exploitation

Abstract

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 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. 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.

Author Biography

Raimondo Iemma, Politecnico di Torino
http://nexa.polito.it/people/riemma
Published
2014-12-02
How to Cite
Iemma, R., Morando, F., & Osella, M. (2014). Breaking Public Administrations’ Data Silos. The Case of Open-DAI, and a Comparison between Open Data Platforms. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 6(2), 112-122. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v6i2.304
Section
Research Papers