Get started with the Data Format Description Language

An open standard for data modeling

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Steve M Hanson

Date archived: April 22, 2019 | Last updated: November 25, 2014|First published: December 02, 2013

In this age of big data, the bulk of the data begging to be analyzed is not XML, but rather it is other structured and semi-structured formats, both text and binary. Until now, no open standard has been developed that is capable of describing a wide variety of such data formats. Learn about the Open Grid Forum (OGF) proposed recommendation for a powerful language that describes many different data formats, the Data Format Description Language (DFDL).

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