Recently, I had lunch with one of our long-time LabVIEW customers. His name is Andres Thorarinsson. He used LabVIEW to control a fairly substantial portion of the city of Reykjavik, Iceland -- including water, electricity, and other city services. We discussed the implementation of datalogger solutions. He indicated an emerging technology that benefits his applications is the use of Web service software. This software basically lets him tap into the voluminous database files his datalogger systems are creating, and analyze the data in a meaningful way. In fact, he can provide his customers with this software (delivered through the web) to allow them to analyze the data captured by his data logging systems.
I recently ran across an article that describes Web service software in a broader context. The article describes how Web service software allows one database to communicate with other databases to provide a service or information source. Here's a link to the article:by clicking this link
If you are working in this area, I would like to hear about your application. You can email me at email@example.com