Bridging the gap between big data and traditional data sources
By Digital News Asia December 2, 2013
- New release of CA ERwin Data Modeler for collaboratively visualising and managing business data
- Adds big data platform support, new report designer to help drive governance and BI initiatives
CA Technologies has announced announced a new release of CA ERwin Data Modeler, its solution for collaboratively visualising and managing business data across the enterprise, with added support for data governance, big data analytics and business intelligence.
Organisations face information overload as they struggle to manage more data across more platforms, and share that data with a growing number of users in a wider range of roles and skillsets, CA Technologies said in a statement.
Data professionals look for better integration between diverse data sources, and to facilitate better communication between IT and the business, it added.
With CA ERwin r9.5, data modelling effectively serves as a hub at the centre of key data management initiatives, the company said.
The new release includes support for big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop Hive, Cloudera and Google BigQuery, driving integration and a centralised view of both the traditional and newer data sources now impacting business decision-making.
“Today there are entirely new, non-conventional sources of information, such as big data, that factor into the business analysis equation, but determining the relevance and relative value of a given data element is exceptionally difficult,” said Al Hilwa, programme director, Application Development Software, IDC.
“CA ERwin enables organisations to quickly and easily connect the dots between their disparate data sources, giving them meaningful context that is critical to the success of their data management efforts,” he said in the statement issued by CA Technologies.
In addition, a new report designer in CA ERwin facilitates better visualisation and sharing of information across the enterprise and among a broad range of both business and technical users, the company said.
The new release is also certified on the latest versions of Teradata, a leading database software application for data warehouses and analytic applications, including big data. Teradata, a CA Technologies partner, offers a number of industry models based in CA ERwin.
“The rise of big data has driven discussion around the ‘three Vs’ of data – volume, velocity and variety – but the value and veracity of data is also critically important,” said James Forbes-May, vice president, Data Management, Asia Pacific, CA Technologies.
“This latest release of CA ERwin facilitates that higher level of data analysis discussion and collaboration, providing a single, consistent view of information from all relevant sources – even as the data landscape continues to expand,” he said.
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