Attunity Enhances Integration Suite 5.0
Change data capture support for SQL Server, enhanced XML Database Services, and a CDC Accelerator for SSIS are among key enhancements
Burlington, MA, October 23, 2006 – Attunity, Ltd. announced today the release of Attunity Integration Suite Release 5 (AIS 5.0). With this release, customers will benefit from new and improved features across all three product lines that make up the suite (Attunity Connect, Attunity Federate, and Attunity Stream). These improvements include support for more data sources, enhanced service oriented architecture (SOA) capabilities, new integrated functionality for SQL Server and SSIS, and greater management facilities for large-scale deployments.
Attunity Stream is Attunity’s change data capture (CDC) product, allowing the efficient capture and transfer of only the changed data items from a source database to a target database. AIS 5.0 introduces several new and enhanced CDC agents for Attunity Stream, including CDC for SQL Server. Now organizations using SQL Server 2000, can enjoy the same enterprise-class, efficient and real-time data movement capabilities that were previously only available in other data environments, resulting in dramatically improved time-usage of ever decreasing batch windows.
AIS 5.0 also introduces the industry’s first and only CDC Accelerator for SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS), allowing the automatic and rapid creation of efficient and real-time ETL (extract, transform and load) solutions, leveraging SSIS ETL capabilities and Attunity Stream’s CDC technology.
Other AIS 5.0 additions to Attunity Stream include support for Adabas running on OpenVMS, and for DB2/400 with support for System Managed Journals, both again enabling the capture and movement of only the changes made in either of these source database systems.
According to a recent Gartner report (see note 1) titled “Survey Shows BI Users Want Fresher Data” by analysts Bill Gassman, Kurt Schlegel, and Mark A. Beyer, the importance of timely data updates is continuing to increase dramatically. As the analysts point out, “Organizations are seeing a five-fold increase in demand for data to be updated more frequently than daily and a two-thirds drop in demand for data that takes more than a day to be refreshed.” The analysts later state: “If intraday BI requirements are going to be delivered from information in the data warehouses, organizations are either going to have to increase the frequency of batch jobs for extraction, transformation and loading or embrace change data capture methods for data integration.”
Attunity Connect is Attunity’s leading data access, integration and data-adapter product. AIS 5.0 provides Attunity Connect with two new adapters to queuing systems, including the CICS Queue on the mainframe and Tuxedo Queue on open systems. It also includes support for JCA 1.5 as a standard interface to any Attunity adapter, supporting advanced integration features such an inbound messaging.
Attunity Federate is Attunity’s advanced Enterprise Information Integration (EII) product. AIS 5.0 introduces new facilities in Attunity Federate to enhance distributed query processing and optimization across heterogeneous data sources, as well as support for Oracle Hints for data access and federation.
AIS 5.0 also features significant enhancements made to support service oriented architectures (SOA). For example, AIS 5.0 now offers advanced XML Database Services that support update and insert operations for all data sources, in addition to the read operations available previously. Development of these data services is achieved without any coding, as Attunity Connect automatically generates virtual services based on user configuration and metadata.
Finally, as more customers choose to standardize on AIS, some significant new capabilities have been added in AIS 5.0 to make overall deployment of AIS solutions simpler and more manageable, particularly in very large or enterprise-wide installations. As an example, Attunity has developed a new Enterprise Deployment Utility. This utility provides enterprise customers with an easy and manageable solution for packaging and deploying Attunity Servers in development, test and production environments.
“We have an enviable reputation with our many hundreds of customers worldwide in delivering huge value by helping them seamlessly and efficiently connect, transfer, join and stream to and from virtually any data source in real-time,” said Aki Ratner, CEO of Attunity. “Now with AIS 5.0, we have built on that value, providing assurance that as information systems grow in increasing complexity, they remain simple to integrate and easy to manage when using Attunity products.”
For more information about Attunity, AIS 5.0 and the entire Attunity Integration Suite, please visit http://www.attunity.com.
Attunity is a leading provider of software for application and data integration, as well as solutions in the new and fast growing workplace applications market. Using Attunity’s software, companies can seamlessly and efficiently connect, transfer, join and stream to and from virtually any data source in real-time, and subsequently use that data to rapidly configure and deploy management-focused workplace applications. For more information please visit us at http://www.attunity.com.
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Note 1: Gartner report quoted is titled “Survey Shows BI Users Want Fresher Data “, was written by analysts Bill Gassman, Kurt Schlegel, and Mark A. Beyer, and was published on September 11, 2006.