Bridging people and data with unified information search, access and analytics
EXALEAD CloudView Connectivity
In a Big Data World, Meaningful Context Begins with the Right Connections
EXALEAD CloudView V6R2013x helps organization cut costs and increase revenue by solving one of today’s most vexing information systems challenges: achieving a unified view of information across data silos to support global search and discovery and innovative new business applications.
CloudView delivers this unified view quickly and cost-effectively by collecting heterogeneous, multi-source data and automatically transforming it into a single structured information resource: the CloudView Index. EXALEAD Connectivity fulfills the first essential step in this transformation: data collection and preliminary processing.
Collect Data in Any Volume, from Any Source
EXALEAD Connectivity uses state-of-the-art data connectors and the industry’s most advanced web crawler to gather unstructured, semi-structured and structured data from virtually any source in the enterprise cloud.
This includes an intelligent extraction of complex structured data and associated rich metadata (attributes, rules, relationships, etc.) from the world’s most sophisticated enterprise applications and data warehouse systems.
EXALEAD Connectivity further offers Semantic ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) of the “grey” data that constitutes the bulk of today’s Big Data collections, that is to say:
Unstructured content like documents, emails, call recordings and videos
Semi-structured data such as HTML and XML, including social media content
Small but voluminous “big bit bucket” structured content such as the machine data produced by smart meters, RFID readers, barcode scanners, weblogs and GPS tracking units
Working in tandem with the EXALEAD Semantic Factory, the semantic ETL processors within the EXALEAD Connectivity module automatically structure unstructured information, and enrich minimally structured (semi-structured) data.
In brief, EXALEAD Connectivity is an essential first component in a secure, automated and industrialized framework that transforms raw or siloed Big Data into meaningful and accessible content that can satisfy any information search, exploration or analysis need. Visit the Big Data Solutions page to learn more.
Delivers a fully-unified view of information
Guarantees non-intrusive, secure and automated data collection
Ensures high performance even at Big Data scale
Packaged CloudView connectors are available for most enterprise sources, including file servers, web servers (Crawler), XML systems, databases, email systems, directories, content management and collaboration systems, and the ENOVIA platform. EXALEAD’s OEM agreement with Informatica further extends this connectivity with advanced support for dozens of Big Data sources, including enterprise applications, data warehouses, Business Intelligence platforms, mainframes, NoSQL stores, real-time message queue data and social media networks.
All of these packaged connectors are complemented a robust Application Programming Interface (API) for connectivity to obsolete or custom (bespoke) repositories.
New in V6R2013x! This release includes new connectors for Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and OpenText Content Server and enhanced processing of multi-source structured data.
CloudView Connectivity Highlights
Secure, non-intrusive data acquisition
Choice of real-time, batch, or incremental updates
Fail-proof checkpoint mechanism (writes/updates processed in “all or nothing” mode)
Informatica PowerCenter OEM agreement for reliable connectivity to emerging information sources