OGSA-DAI is an innovative solution for distributed data access and management.

OGSA-DAI allows data resources (e.g. relational or XML databases, files or web services) to be federated and accessed via web services on the web or within grids or clouds. Via these web services, data can be queried, updated, transformed and combined in various ways.

OGSA-DAI contributes to a future in which researchers and business users move away from technical issues such as data location, data structure, data transfer and the ins and outs of data integration and instead focus on application-specific data analysis and processing.