InforSense Releases Workflow-Based Analytics for SQL-Compliant Databases

Embeds intelligence into everyday applications, supports DB2, SQL Server, and MySQL, in addition to Oracle

InforSense Ltd. today released a new version of its business analytics platform, InforSense 4.0, offering workflow-based analytics for SQL-compliant databases including DB2, Microsoft SQLServer, and MySQL. The company says InforSense 4.0 “can quickly and easily embed intelligence into the applications users work with every day, so they can obtain key information when they need it most -- at the point of decision.”

"IT departments typically implement a stand-alone BI solution to improve reporting, give executives aggregated views of their business, or deliver analytic capability to a few business analysts," said Brian McDonough, manager of business analytics research at IDC, in a statement from InforSense. "For BI to improve operational effectiveness and reach a truly expanded user base, analytics must be delivered in the context of a business process delivered through appropriate composite applications."

InforSense’s platform can be used to integrate a variety of data resources, analytical tools, applications, and services so decision makers can interactively analyze data. The platform is built on a Web services-enabled open architecture and leverages XML and offers a programming-free application development environment so users can build ad-hoc applications easily.

The new version supports record-level streaming data (for real-time analysis); expands beyond Oracle databases with support for SQL-compliant databases, including DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL; improved portal usability so users can link portal services to build multi-stage applications; and a new workflow scheduler.

More information about the company and its products is available at http://www.inforsense.com.

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James E. Powell is the former editorial director of Enterprise Strategies (esj.com).