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Warehouse function tagging.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239445D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-07
Document File: 3 page(s) / 55K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism, for use with data warehouses, for automatic tagging and further arranging tags into hierarchies, associated with warehouse function descriptions, to be later retrieved from nearby serialized stores for rapid instantiation of warehouse functions on unfamiliar warehouses.

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Warehouse function tagging.

Information from transactional systems is generally amalgamated into data warehouses. These data warehouses serve as information stores for data retrieval to serve querying, reporting, and data discovery among many others. Connectivity to these data warehouses is facilitated by proprietary interfaces that allow leveraging off functionality and querying of data stored within them. Hence, business applications act as clients that interface through the provided Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to communicate and gather information stored in these data warehouses.

A warehouse typically contains scores of modularized components, which are further subdivided into multiple function groups contributed into the system by the warehouse vendors, as well as the many customized function groups added by the developers, together providing a holistic interface to the warehouse system. These APIs further evolve, resulting in a large topology of

warehouses having multiple variants of a function existing across the topology in geographically distributed environment. This necessitates multiple business middleware agents conversing with the warehouse to obtain the warehouse function description , prior to instantiating and executing them to obtain meaningful data. To further compound the factors, multiples of these functions are required to in order to serve a singular high level business task. This causes a delay in high-level task execution, since it requires accommodating the additional traffic of querying function descriptions.

The novel solution is a mechanism for automatic tagging and further arranging tags into hierarchies , associated with warehouse function descriptions, to be later retrieved from nearby serialized stores for rapid instantiation of warehouse functions on unfamiliar

warehouses.

The introduction of a new warehouse triggers the polling component of the new mechanism to discover the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) version of the installed functions. Modifications and variation in function description cause specialization of the most common tag, many a times the principal tag, thereby creating of a new tag that is associated with the warehouse.

Multi-hierarchical tags serve as sieves, collecting a function description from bubbling up to a more generalized tag. Therefore, any time a new tagged warehouse is introduced, the mechanism flags the associated interesting function descriptions, though unknown, to be sieved at various different levels. An introduction of yet another warehouse, requiring ascertaining of a function description, requires the query to traverse upstream for a particular function description, to be stopped in its tracks on either encountering an intermediary tag, or up to the root tag, in order to find a common function description previously collected. Non-generalized, independent tags, including tagging based on simple warehouse versions as a tagging criterion, is on...