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Microsoft, Adobe and SAP have announced new details about their Open Data Initiative (ODI). The companies want to expand the program by adding more partners and accelerate the plans, says Silicon Angle.

When ODI was launched, the idea behind the initiative was to make it easier for the companies’ joint customers to move data between the different services offered. This would be possible by creating a standard data format and by merging data from different areas into a single database chosen by the customer.

The plan is to create a standard format based on Microsoft’s Common Data Model. This must offer a unified schedule and semantics to give companies a single picture of their customers, according to the three companies at the time. In all likelihood, ODI also includes the Azure Data Lake and several other Microsoft cloud services, such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Machine Learning and Azure Data Warehouse.

Adobe and SAP also said that Azure will be their cloud platform of choice, even though customers will still be able to choose any option they want.

Expansion

Now Microsoft, together with Adobe and SAP, is saying that the program needs to be expanded by adding more partners. These include Accenture, Amadeus IT Group and Capgemini Services SAS. They will become members of a new ODI Partner Advisory Council, which aims to accelerate the development of the initiative.

In addition, the three companies said they plan to deliver a new approach to publishing, enriching and capturing data feeds from the Adobe Experience Platform over the next three months, activated via Adobe Experience Cloud, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and SAP C/4HANA. The data feeds must be placed in a customer’s data lake.

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