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How do You Know Which RDL to Use?

In an earlier post, Is a Generic Data Model Like Generic Peas? we said that because anyone can update the Reference Data Library (RDL) that it will collect garbage, and that this was a good thing. If you’ve ever been involved with cleaning up a mature database this was probably quite a surprise. People whose job […]

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Is a Generic Data Model Like Generic Peas?

Is a Generic Data Model Like Generic Peas?

In a previous article, ISO 15926 – A Decades-long Overnight Success, we told how ISO 15926 was born from the decision to split the large, comprehensive data model of STEP into two parts; Part 2, a generic data model, and Part 4, a library of reference data, or just the RDL. We have written several […]

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What’s the Difference between XMpLant and Proteus?

We have mentioned several times in our writing, the names XMpLant, XMpLant Schema, Proteus, and Proteus Schema as if everyone understood what they are. But some folks have had questions so we will shed a bit of light on the subject. Short Answer XMpLant: A brand name owned by Noumenon Consulting out of the UK. XMpLant […]

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Best data integration technology

I would like to call your attention to a presentation by, Anatoly Levenchuk, president of TechInvestLab, given at the NING Oil & Gas Conference on April 29, 2013 in Moscow. Anatoly discusses why iRING/ISO 15926 technology is the best data integration solution for the oil and gas industry.  

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JORD Phase 1 Complete

The JORD (Joint Operational Reference Data) Project – PCA in partnership with Fiatech – kicked-off in May 2011 on phase 1 of a 3 year project to deliver a scalable & sustainable enhanced PCA RDS (Reference Data Service) Operations within 5 years. We are proud to announce that Phase 1 of the project completed in 2012. In Phase 1 […]

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ISO 15926 – A Decades-long Overnight Success

The Holy Grail in information exchange is that our machines know what our data means so that they can move it between business partners reliably without needing us to guide them. ISO 15926 has come a long way towards that goal by pushing the meaning of the data into the data itself instead of using AI […]

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iRing Tools Server Installation

During the recent Fiatech Members conference I was surprised at how many people had tried and failed to setup and configure the iRing Tools Server. While the latest version is 2.04 and the installation guide is still 2.03, there is still sufficient guidance to ensure a smooth installation. Or so I thought …. Having recently set up a 2.04 server […]

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Template Pattern Mapping Will Enable Easier Use of ISO 15926

When you are implementing ISO 15926, one of the more significant tasks is representing your information in the standard form of ISO 15926 so that the software on each end of the exchange can understand what it means. In public presentations we are sometimes told that this task involves something called “Information Modeling” but few […]

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What Are ISO 15926 Endpoints – Part 1

One question that came from my previous post, Understanding the ISO 15926 RDL, was “What is an endpoint?” The comparison I had made to a dictionary was understood, but “Is there more?”  Well, yes: Q.  What is an Endpoint? A.  An endpoint is just a place to store stuff, with the provision that ISO 15926 […]

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Understanding the ISO 15926 RDL

Understanding the ISO 15926 RDL

Information exchange with ISO 15926 uses a generic data model (which we call Part 2) that requires reference data (from Part 4) for it to make sense. For instance, one of the patterns in Part 2 is a generic pattern for a physical property. We use classes from Part 4 to make it a particular […]

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