TimeXtender Enhances Discovery Hub Platform with New Semantic Layer for Common Language

TimeXtender, a recognized global software company enabling self-service BI and analytics, is upgrading its Discovery Hub platform, adding a shared semantic layer that enables users to use the same language across platforms.

The update also provides different perspectives—grouping together related data for area-specific purposes, for example, finance, sales, marketing, or cross-business analytics.

Governed data models in the shared semantic layer are defined once and automatically used to deliver data in the right form and context to any supported data discovery tool, format, or front-end including Power BI, Tableau, or Qlik.

Users can have the same data delivered to these three front-ends simultaneously, which translates to significant cost and time savings and helps remove barriers to achieving self-service analytics and data discovery.

For this purpose, TimeXtender has established long-term technology partnerships with Microsoft, Qlik, and recently became a technology partner with Tableau.

The semantic layer enables business users to view data based on a “single version of the truth” where everyone works with the same definition, values and figures .

The models can be designed without scripting a single line. It is accomplished with an easy-to-use drag and drop function. Once the model is setup, users can choose an end-point that connects the model to the selected front-end tool.

“TimeXtender provides an entire platform that supports end-to-end, from source through load, data prep and storing (ODX), transformation, data modeling, modern data warehouse (MDW), and shared semantic layer up to any type of front-end,” said Heine Krog Iversen, chief innovation and strategy officer at TimeXtender. “We accomplish this by automating the script writing and maintenance beneath the data warehouse. With Discovery Hub, we also support security and documentation and can help companies become GDPR compliant within their respective BI, reporting and analytics solution.”

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