Data on the Outside vs. Data on the Inside: An Examination of the Impact of Service Oriented Architectures on Data

This session will explore Service Oriented Architecture, and the differences between data inside and data outside the service boundary. Additionally, it will examine the strengths and weaknesses of objects, SQL, and XML as different representations of data, and compares and contrasts these models.


Starting in 1991, Lars Laakes was the technical product manager in the patterns & practices group in Microsoft Redmond, WA and responsible for various deliverables such as the Smart Client Blocks and Enterprise Patterns. He worked closely with customers and various product groups to ensure the p&p deliverables truly communicated the best practices for solving each technical challenge.

Prior to moving to Redmond, for 8 years Lars Laakes was a partner and CTO of a leading training, mentoring, and consulting company based out of Toronto and New York. He worked closely with Fortune 100 companies assisting them in designing, developing, and delivering solutions around the Microsoft platform, as well as strategic planning around corporate technology directions.

Lars’ strong communication and public speaking skills combined with an expertise in n-tier application architectures and the design and implementation of back-end business services, including Enterprise Application Integration has helped guide many clients across North America to realize their business solutions on the Microsoft platform.

Some key projects include the design and development of help desk solutions, trading and stock analysis applications, real-time scientific analysis applications, industrial production and inventory systems, and CRMs. Many of these where integrated in very heterogeneous environments and were built on COM(+), MTS, ASP.NET and Web Services, BizTalk Server, .NET framework, and SQL Server.


Lars Laakes, Data on the Inside versus Data on the Outside


Feb 16 2005


8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington), Toronto

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