OGDI DataLab

Installing OGDI version 5 on Azure – Part 1

Posted by on May 5, 2013

This article describes the installation using Azure Portal ver.2 – August 2012 (updated February 2012)

Configuring a Windows Azure Account

This set of articles will walk you through the setup of the Windows Azure account you will use to install the OGDI platform. It will explain how to setup a Cloud Service, which will host the OGDI web and worker roles. It will also explain how to create the two Storages needed for the configuration tables and the data storage itself.

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Updates on the OGDI Walkthrough

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013

We just made some changes on the OGDI DataLab installation documentation. You may want to update your files here:


Thanks go to all contributors who sent feedback and helped us improve the documentation!

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New Version of Our Documentation

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012

We have released new versions of all our OGDI DataLab documents. We added screen-shots from the newest Windows Azure interface so it is easier to install and configure the package.

The following are shortcuts to the PDF versions of the documentation we have assembled:

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Expanding the OGDI DataLab platform to fit organizational needs

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012

In this post, we will discuss the most common architecture used in public organisations when implementing the OGDI DataLab as a base.

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OGDI Project Structure

Posted by on May 5, 2012

The OGDI project is a VS 2010 solution with many projects written in C#. You can download the latest version from here. The structure and relations appear quite complex but actually it has only few main components:

  • Configuration tool – a web application that allows the definition of the data catalogues;
  • Data Loader – a tool to load or update data in the Azure Storage;
  • Data Service – a RESTful web service to expose the data.

It also has two main locations – local and cloud.

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