Browsing articles in "Data Integration"
Mar
20
2012

What is Enterprise Information Integration

Enterprise Information Integration

Enterprise Information Integration, otherwise known by the acronym EII, refers to the ability of software to access data from multiple and perhaps incompatible sources using a single interface, in most cases custom written for the organizational needs, and which may include more display methods than a simple database query allows, for example graphical representation of data. The goal of enterprise information integration is to present the data homogeneously such that the user is not aware of the actual sources of the information, and thru presenting [...]

Mar
10
2012

What is an OLAP Database?

OLAP Cube

OLAP stands for online analytical processing and is the process of easily acquiring selected data from a database.  It also functions by displaying the information in different perspective depending on the user.  If, for example, a user wishes to see a certain product and where it can be bought, OLAP will then generate different reports showing exactly what the user is looking for.  This is due to the multidimensional capability of the OLAP, which, unlike the relational database, uses only two-dimensional interface.  The beauty of [...]

Mar
8
2012

What is an Informix Database?

Informix Database

There are many database management systems out there today.  Different companies offer different versions of their products to provide different solutions.  One of the leading products today in database systems is Informix.  It is a group of relational database management system products by IBM. Informix Database Informix is IBM’s flagship product for integrated solutions and online transaction processing.  At first, Informix stood on its own, with its own company with the same name, but later on, it was acquired by IBM.  Its major competitor is [...]

Mar
4
2012

What is Data Integration?

Blue Digital Globe on top of binary code

Data integration involves taking data from two or more databases, sometimes within the same company, and producing meaningful reports from the merged data. Data integration can be thought of as one of the holy grails of IT, and at the same time a major headache for most IT professionals. The vast majority of databases used in corporations are proprietary in nature, designed by the supplier to suit the needs of their querying software, not for integration with other data systems, leading to difficulties creating a [...]

Mar
1
2012

What is a Stored Procedure?

Stored Procedure Test

Stored procedure refers to the routine available when using a relational database system.  Stored procedure is also called Proc, Sproc, SP or StoPro.  They are usually available within a data dictionary. Most stored procedures are used for data validation.  Data validation is integrated within a database.  Stored procedure is also used to unite as well as integrate logic in implementing applications.  For more complex procedures that require SQL statements, the use of stored procedures will definitely be an advantage.  All applications under stored procedure will [...]

Feb
28
2012

What is a Data Mart?

Data Mart

Do you want to organize your own business?  To make your business up-to-date and successful, you need to gather significant tools to improve your data storage as well as database organization.  The most brilliant tool you can use when establishing your business is the data mart.  In this article, we will know more about data mart and its significance to businesses. All about Data Mart   Data mart is a division of the organizational data store, which usually is designed for a specific purpose.  A [...]

Jan
30
2012

Data Integration Tools

Data Integration

Data integration is the process by which data and information from disparate and often incompatible  sources is brought together by transforming the data into a single unified view, usually within a new application that offers additional reporting designed for users outside of the usual user base of the source data. Data integration also goes under the name Enterprise Information Integration (EII). The process of data integration is complex and over time has evolved into very sophisticated tools available as standalone software from third party vendors, [...]

Jan
21
2012

Data Integration Software Options

Data Integration Software Option

As business becomes increasingly dependent on electronic data the demand to integrate multiplesources of data into a single application or report has driven market growth for software that can natively work with proprietary and open source data. Known as data integration, this software accesses data stored in incompatible formats to produce new data and reports.Combining data from across the corporation, some of which can be decades old, with other data contained in databases, emails, documents, spreadsheets, or applications requires specialized solutions capable of interfacing with [...]

Jan
11
2012

Data Integration Solutions

Data Integration

When data is scattered across multiple databases with different file formats, most IT administrators will immediately think of data integration solutions to solve corporate data mining operations. Data integration is the process of bringing together all of the organizations data into a single view that allows new manipulations and reporting previously not available. Combinations of flat file or relational databases needing to be merged with data stored in spreadsheets, word processing files, letters or emails, and calendars never used to be possible without expending significant [...]