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Data Transfer Project: the future of data portability in online services.

Data Transfer Project was formed in 2017 to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform.

4 de enero del 2019

The open source data portability standard that attempts to solve one of the huge issues when we need to migrate data. We refer to Data Lock-in, the impossibility of obtaining all the data that we have stored in one service to go to another

The project supported by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, displayed the specification and architecture that will allow reaching a common API for the exchange of user data between services. The key is to be able to define direct communication without intermediaries, and most importantly: a common data format.

 

Service-to-service

The goal is that users should be able to exchange their data from one service to another, without the need to depend on an intermediary (another SaaS, for example) or have to download all the data again. There are numerous administrations that base their model on migrating emails, contacts, etc. from one provider to another.

 

Architecture

1.-Data Models that provide a common format to transfer the data.

2.-Adapters that facilitate the methods to convert each proprietary data and enable authentication within the system.

3.-Task Management that performs the background tasks to execute the data migration.

 

The partners in the Data Transfer Project believe portability and interoperability are vital to development. Making it easier for people to choose among administrations facilitates competition, empowers people to attempt new administrations and enables them to choose the offering that best suits their needs.

DTP is still in the development stage and is continuously changing, but this is a project that is heading us in the right direction.

 

This project represents a big opportunity for the people in general and companies. It is time to join the world in this new way of making things done. Contact us.

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