Technology

Technology

ACCUR8 DATA INTEGRATION ENGINE™ + ACCUR8 ANALYTICS ENGINE™ = DATA PROBLEMS SOLVED

Our deep, proven technology platform has been solving real world data problems for customers of all sizes. Constantly being improved for over ten years, the core is a leading-edge data integration engine that combines both real time extract transform toad (ETL) and data virtualization technologies.

Our analytics engine can be customized to a company’s exact needs and leverages our data integration engine to pull data from across an organization, including the Cloud, to generate reports, analytics and dashboards. With these core pieces of technology and our expertise we tackle a wide range of data challenges for our customers.

Introduction to DATA VIRTUALIZATION

Data virtualization is an emerging technology that abstracts data from disparate sources (such as applications and data repositories) creating a virtual data layer that provides a unified view and easy access to underlying source data. The following illustration gives a high level understanding of data virtualization.

INTEGRATION ENGINE

Our Integration Engine combines both ETL and data virtualization technologies. This means we can integrate data between many systems physically or virtually as required. Our ETL technology is driven by our own visual mapping tool which maps the pathway of data from source to target systems. The Accur8 Integration Engine has the ability to seamlessly integrate data from both on-premise and cloud-based systems. It also has a streaming engine that routinely handles hundreds of millions of transactions a day in real time. Depending on your requirements Accur8 can move data between systems on a row or table level and on a real time, triggered, or scheduled basis.

The diagram below describes how the Accur8 Integration Engine uses data virtualization for data and application integration. The first step is to model each of the underlying data sources to a metadata repository. This includes the schema, location of tables, type of joins, security and other key bits of information for each data source. The resultant metadata repository contains a detailed map on how to locate all the underlying data in each database. To access the data a user (which can be a person or a software program) directly queries the virtual data layer.
From here, the request is automatically processed by the Accur8 Integration Engine that augments it with pertinent information pulled from the metadata repository in real time. This, in turn, creates a transformed query that can retrieve and stitch together data from multiple data sources back into a single result set, thereby providing a unified view of, and access to, the underlying data for other applications and users to consume.
The Accur8 Integration Engine handles all the typical back-end issues such as security, business logic, auditing, monitoring, etc. that typically make integrating disparate data overwhelmingly complex and expensive. It also provides the ability to create, update or delete information in the underlying data sources in real time. In other words, data virtualization enables company to unify and use all, or some, of its data, regardless of data source or format, without building out complex data warehouses, or managing expensive infrastructure.

ANALYTICS ENGINE

The Accur8 Analytics Engine provides high performance analytics drawn from data across a company’s organization. It is designed to provide deep drilldowns and rich insight into data from multiple sources. Our Analytics Engine leverages our data virtualization technology to provide a very flexible, self-serve experience for users. It is also highly customizable so each user gets the views they need to perform their job.

SUMMARY

Accur8 Software transforms the capabilities of your business by enabling easy access and the smooth flow of data across applications to support business, operational and management uses. Regardless if your infrastructure is on premise, Cloud-based or a hybrid, our data integration, migration and analytics capabilities bring together your valuable, siloed data and our Analytics Engine provides the insights you need with powerful reporting and analytics capabilities—or seamlessly connects to your existing reporting tools. Collectively they provide a unified approach to handling and managing your organization’s data, while creating significant savings in both time and resource.