expressor software, a data integration software provider, has announced version 2.0 of its expressor semantic data integration system. New features in version 2.0 include new tools for reporting and bulk-loading of metadata, productivity and usability improvements across all expressor integrator tools, as well as additional connectivity and platform support for the expressor processor. The new enhancements are based on user and partner feedback, performance and functionality testing, and a variety of batch and low-latency use case definitions.
"The expressor system creates a semantic metadata abstraction layer on top of the physical metadata that enables the use of common business definitions across data sources and targets," Michael Waclawiczek, vice president of marketing for expressor, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "It contains an intelligent learning engine with a semantic dictionary of over 10,000 business terms that decomposes source and target names and maps them to these terms. With this mapping process, transformation rules are now 100% reusable across different ETL jobs or in different steps of the same job, and can be made available to other developers from a repository."
Within the new version 2.0 release, the expressor communicator is a new reporting tool that provides visibility into application projects and operations to enable users to build design- and run-time reports for impact analysis, dependency tracking, and other operational statistics. The expressor initiator is a new productivity tool that facilitates the process of creating semantic terms and definitions through the bulk-loading and editing of source metadata.
Performance enhancements to the expressor processor include new exception-handling capabilities for RDBMS exceptions and new parameters to control behavior when input data does not match an expressor image. In addition, the expressor processor now supports 64-bit Linux and Solaris platforms and includes connectivity for MQ Series, Microsoft MQ and JMS messaging systems as well as full support for connecting to ODBC data sources and reading complex XML files.
Additionally, expressor is working with BitWise, a systems integration partner, to provide a data migration service to convert existing ETL tools over to the expressor platform. Bitwise provides an XML-based migration tool known as AXES ETL that takes ETL drawings from other tools and converts them to the expressor semantic architecture.
For more information about Expressor version 2.0, go here: http://www.expressor-software.com/