Documentation

Updated O-DEF Standard

Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF), Version 2.0

This is an updated and simplified Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF) Standard document. This document lists and defines the core elements of the O-DEF Standard. In addition, it includes previously approved extensions to the core elements as well as those driven by a use case in the shipping industry. When implemented, these enable basic units of data to be classified, so that equivalences and similarities between them can be determined easily. This simplifies the development of interface software and contributes to improved management and organization of data. While it may have other applications, the O-DEF is primarily intended for deployment within extended enterprises, and by groups of collaborating enterprises.

Core O-DEF Standard

Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF), Version 1.0

This is the original Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF) Standard document. This document lists and defines the core elements of the O-DEF Standard. When implemented, these enable basic units of data to be classified, so that equivalences and similarities between them can be determined easily. This simplifies the development of interface software and contributes to improved management and organization of data. While it may have other applications, the O-DEF is primarily intended for deployment within extended enterprises, and by groups of collaborating enterprises.

Users' Guide to the O-DEF Standard

G208: The Open Group Guide to the O-DEF(TM) Standard

This guide provides the reader with helpful insight into the flexibility, use, and benefits of the Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF) Standard. It highlights the challenges that many organizations face when attempting to integrate data across multiple companies and the role that the O-DEF can play to help solve the problems. Following a summary overview of the standard, a couple of shipping industry use cases illustrate the flexibility of the O-DEF to accommodate extensions and plugins to the standard. The guide highlights the benefits of adopting the standard and its possible future direction.

The UDEF Standard

O-DEF has evolved from the UDEF Standard. Details of the UDEF Standard, and the UDEF Concept of Operation, can be found here.