Data Integration Implementation


Selected Operational Capabilities

ETL & Beyond

 

Does your ETL tool do everything you need it to do and in a way that seamlessly integrates with other critical data management activities?

  • If so, and you're not happy with speed and price; or:
  • If not, and you're looking for a something better...

then you should check out IRI Voracity.

 


All the features/functions listed below are supported in the Voracity data management platform and its included IRI Data Manager and IRI Data Protector suite products.

 

GUI refers to the IRI Workbench Graphical User Interface for Voracity. IRI Workbench is a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE), built on Eclipse™, for integrating and transforming data with SortCL or seamless Hadoop jobs designed and managed in Voracity.

 

DTP refers to the Data Tools Plugin (and Data Source Explorer) in the IRI Workbench. DDF refers to Data Definition Files, IRI's simple, open metadata for source and target data layouts.

Operation

Description

Profile

Discover data in pattern, fuzzy, and dictionary searches through DBs, files, or "dark data" documents. Perform traditional DB profiling and E-R diagramming on connected tables. Auto-classify data into groups and match them to transformation, protection, and other rules.

Design

Create and modify jobs in multiple ways: a visual workflow palette, end-to-end wizards, GUI dialogs, batchable 4GL scripts, and even a metadata API that are all modeled and outlined in the GUI's syntax-aware editor ...  even work your flow and task scripts in any external text editor

Connectors

Manage your data assets (including RDBs, LDIF, CSV, XML, COBOL, and other files) from the Eclipse project explorer, data source explorer, and remote systems explorer. Support is also available for mainframe index files, unstructured data data file formats, ASN.1-compatible CDRs, multiple legacy/proprietary formats, and big data and cloud/SaaS platforms; see the complete list here.

Job Wizards

Automate the generation of your ETL or standalone unload, transform, or load jobs, plus slowly changing dimension, change data capture, pivoting, subsetting, data masking, data migration / replication, and test data generation / population jobs

ETL

High performance, standalone or combined ETL operations in Voracity, i.e.,

1.      ODBC (surgical) or IRI FACT (parallel bulk) extracts

2.      Optimized & combined IRI CoSort data transforms

3.      ODBC (surgical) or DB utility (pre-sorted bulk) loads

If you have single sources >10TB, Voracity can also run many CoSort (SortCL) transformation, reformatting, and masking jobs seamlessly in Hadoop MapReduce2, Spark, Spark Stream, Storm, or Tez through the VGrid gateway to your (Cloudera, HortonWorks, MapR, or generic Apache) distribution.

ELT

High performance "E" and pre-sorted "L". Design/manage "T" in Voracity (above) or integrated SQL operations

BI & Analytics

Generate detail and summary reports in the same-pass, drive BIRT or Splunk from Voracity, or hand-off data to another visualization tool

Mask (Protect)

Encrypt, redact, pseudonymize, hash, randomize, tokenize, or otherwise de-identify PII seamlessly

Cleanse

Improve data quality with a variety of data scrubbing and standardization techniques

Migrate & Replicate

Acquire, filter, subset, re-map and/or copy data from old to new data stores

Team Share

Update, check-in, manage, and share metadata and jobs in GIT, CVS, SVN, AnalytiX DS Mapping Manager, etc.

Repositories

Save, share, and re-use DDF metadata, master data dictionaries, business glossaries, set (lookup) files, rules, flow, and job scripts

Data Views

See and work directly with your source and target data in files and tables in custom editor and cell displays

Schema

Use static, create dynamic, or convert schemas via target mapping and table creation options

Lineage

Free Eclipse plug-ins support manual, and AnalytiX DS mapping manager supports visual, data lineage and impact analysis. Track and compare metadata and other resources (scripts, rules, templates) in version control hubs.

Job Fragments

Save, reference, and re-use job and metadata subsets in standalone, portable .DDF files, rule libraries, and other open artifacts

Pivoting

Transpose rows to columns and columns to rows to de-normalize or normalize your data efficiently through an easy wizard

Change Data Capture

Compare files or tables to identify, report on, and feed updates for smaller, real-time ETL using an intuitive job wizard

Slowly Changing Dimensions

Report on values from "fuzzy" lookup logic where they satisfy 'other than equal' criteria in all the common types from one wizard

Windowed Aggregates

Perform aggregation within specified row ranges for fair cost accounting and other apps

Rules

Define, store, and re-use field-level business rules for data transformation, protection, and test data generation

Prototype & Test

Generate and load safe, realistic, and referentially correct test data in file or table targets -- without real data -- for an entire EDW in Voracity's built-in IRI RowGen wizard(s). Or, use Voracity's built-in DB subsetting wizard to filter and mask referentially correct DB test sets. Or, preview the output of ETL and other workflow tasks with real data, or immediately simulated test data in the same format.

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