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and the Strategic Alignment of Business and IT. Siebel®. .). Rochade (ASG) Enables integrated views across custom developed and packaged application systems (such as SAP®. The reference model is based on proven business management concepts that incorporate and integrate modeling frameworks such as Enterprise Architecture Planning. It provides impact and gap analysis across custom and packaged applications in multiple graphical and textual formats.Adaptive Repository (Adaptive) A comprehensive enterprise foundation model that represents the structure and relationships of all the types of enterprise knowledge captured in the repository. etc. PeopleSoft®. Business Process Management.

This is also the level beneath it. process. The details of the objects are and its interrelationships are specified within a manipulated internally using XML and then processed repository information model (RIM). relational databases.the actual business data managed by the application systems and the databanks of an organization . This allows import right from within an Excelsupport any standard level is the most critical level within a repository spreadsheet.lies outside the repository. or custom). including the repository information model. structures like meta entity type. varying fact everything is accessible via its own URL which provides from data. meta relationship type and meta attribute type are not predefined. etc.. standard. allows access fromwhich box applications and predefined models. technical architecture. a great deal of flexibility for linking from external sources alignment of business goals. The heart post-processing of Adaptive Repository™ a Integrates with any existing application through wide variety of leading repository based on the Meta Basic Web meta-meta-level. You can widen the scope of the repository without having to make changes in the Rochade client or server. and JSPs and XSL stylesheets are holding and enforcing multiple repository automatically generated and deployed to the Application information models as separate models as well as Server in order to visualize the information.g.or of the technology isfiles. Rochade does come with out-of-thefor pre.typically through layer schema for defining the repository content import and export. together with an extensible architecture allowing repository. RIMs define through XSL stylesheets to make the information visible to the schematics of the repository database. The such as the Adaptive Reference Model™ and moreover user cannot make any changes on this level. consists of a server/repository. Concise information models have the advantage that information on the level beneath (the metainformation level) is more easily understandable. This information elsewhere on an intranet. to-many relationships necessary for a true The Views are imported in XMI form into the Repository to repository. XML. and/or a range be defined. In Rochade's meta-meta-model. with only a web The basic structure browser needed on the desktop. which defines the building blocks and semantics for repository models. The Adaptive has taken Adaptive Repository beyond the MOF standard to add capabilities necessary for enterprise-wide user can make changes on this level only to a very repository deployment and is proposing these extensions for limited degree. and it can interchange with any tool supporting the XML-based XMI® The metaschema level. model capable of supporting the prevalent manyThe Designer is used to develop Views for a metamodel. Forms and The Rochade repository metamodel is a network Processes that make up an adaptation or extensions to it. semantically rich models at the schema level. which allows the is the industry tools and languages including Visual Object The and Java: standard. The schema level contains the various information the new version of MOF. and scanners/buses for an Application Server conforming to the widely-supported interfacing Java Server Pages and Servlet standards. The Adaptive Server itself is hosted in Web-based. The Rochade repository is capable of be used in requests. The use of these web services and how you may access the information in the standards. Adaptive an overall composite RIM tailored to the needs of Designer communicates with the Server using a web the organization. This intercepts with metadata sources. Adaptive Repository can automatically metamodel such as UML™ or CWM™. A repository platform requests from the browser which are in the form of URLs: in encompasses a wide range of information. the user in the context of defined server-linked web pages (JSPs). user interface Adaptive Repository makes use of industry standard (workstation. custom metamodels because it provides the power to define concise. which describes the meta data of all application systems and the information architecture of an organization. Each level describes and defines the Web Services Definition Language (WSDL). The enterprise layer . scanner results which have been extracted from the enterprise's actual data and have been transferred into the repository. The meta-information level. services interface. The sum of all information models defines which information can be managed at the metainformation level. which accounts for the great flexibility of Rochade. which is the next lower level. making use of Simple Object Access The data architecture of Rochade recognizes five Protocol (SOAP) and with interfaces defined in the standard data levels. Rochade relies upon a multiple prime means of integrating external tools . For information storage. Support of this standard means that metaschema building blocks to of open APIs Facility™ in fact Adaptive provides an Excel macro that Services. These are defined at the metaschema level. allow them to be extended and integrated. models.Adaptive’s products are fully server-based. Adaptive Designer models the Views. This level can contain. e. Item types and attribute types are freely .

showing complex relationships. PL/1. SQL Server. SAS DBMSs: DB2. arranged using a layout engine and support full panning and zooming. COBOL. Visio® and Access. COGNOS. Aris Toolset. Siebel . and MS Excel providing the transformation into appropriate XML / XMI syntax. Bpwin. Informatica.allows high quality diagrams. JCL. IBM WebSphere Application Server version 5. ETI Extract. Informatica. E2E Bridge (E2E Technologies Ltd.). PowerDesigner. ETI Extract. based on describing the diagrams using XML .a W3C ASG-Rochade provides graphical reports for standard for representing diagrams across the web that is source-to-target data lineage mapping. Metadata is moved through import/export via web services API which may include format or content transformations. Oracle 9i database. Select System Engineer. COOL:Biz. Erwin. Business Objects. Sybase Data Warehouses: Business Objects. Predict. CASE/4/0. SAS Packaged Applications: SAP R/3. SQL Server 2000 database and integrate with most Microsoft® Office products such as Excel. Oracle. Tools: ADW Toolset. PeopleSoft. Select Enterprise Languages: Assembler. Adaptive is designed to act as a metadata hub managing and coordinating metadata across different tools at the same or different stages in the lifecycle. System Architect. But it also imports information from MS Visio. COOL:Gen. UDB.The use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) . Java. to be interactively viewed and interacted with: all Adaptive diagrams are generated from live information. The tool primarily imports/exports metadata via XML / XMI. COGNOS. IMS. Rational Rose. Oracle Designer. t2b’s enterprise integration backbone repository is currently being ported to Adaptive and enhanced with Adaptive’s advanced EAM features.

A typical web application server might be: . as such. we have no specific requirements on the hardware platform other than those of the Web Application Server software itself.Adaptive has state-of the-art versioning and configuration management capabilities.6 recommended) .Apache Tomcat 5. including support for parallel development (branching and merging). Adaptive recommends a dedicated server with the following configuration: .2.2.Windows® Server 2003 . Version 4.3 compliant Web Application Servers. merge.Dual CPU 1. For best performance.10GB disk for storage of data (typically on RAID) Operating System: .5Gb Hard Disk space Adaptations have been validated against the following: Application Server: .BEA™ WebLogic 8.2 and Servlet 2.X .Oracle® 9i (9.X – 5.Oracle® 10g (10.0.2. It provides the ability to compare different versions (controlled via views) and branch.Linux .1 SP4 Provides sophisticated version and configuration management Server Platforms • AIX® • BS2000 • HP-UX • Linux• OS/390® • Solaris™ • Windows®Client Platforms • Most browser-based environments • Windows® Buses/Scanners – Tools • AllFusion® Gen • ARIS Toolset™ • Borland Together ControlCenter • BPwin • CASE/4/0 • COOL:Biz • Corporate Modeler™ • ERwin® • Oracle® Designer Databases • DB2® • DB2® UDB • IMS • Oracle® Data Warehouse • Ascential DataStage™ • Business Objects • COGNOS Languages • Assembler • COBOL • Java™ APIs and Interfaces* • C API • Java API • REXX API • Web Services • XML API .1) including Oracle® 10g Express Edition (XE) Web Application Server Adaptations are written entirely in Java™ and utilize the services of JSP 1.8 GHz . 0 Database Server Adaptive utilizes Oracle® via a JDBC connection and as such there are no specific hardware requirements for the server it runs on. Again.Windows® 2000 .0.5.Sun Solaris Database: . 9.Quad CPU 3 GHz processors . beyond those that the database requires.1Gb RAM or higher .Fast disk/network I/O (and disk speed) (possibly RAID for availability) . freeze and baseline the versions.4GB RAM .0.

SPEM. etc. XML. event subscriptions and notifications Comprehensive security using user. and business vs. gap. Siebel®. XMI. standards based repository interoperable with multiple modeling/ harvesting/ other tools Standards support including MOF. role. and CCA Context-specific traceable collaboration capabilities including aassessments. OMG Diagram Interchange. open architecture to facilitate growth as an organization’s needs change • Models and relates “anything-to-anything” • Provides Web-based read/write access to all metadata with graphical and textual views • Integrates with any existing application through Web Services. graphical and textual formats.Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®) Meta Object Facility (MOF™) XML Metadata Interchange (XMI®) Java Metadata Interface (JMI) Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM™) Unified Modeling Language™ (UML™) Diagram Interchange Reusable Asset Specification (RAS) Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM) Software Portfolio Management Facility (SPMF) Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC) Business Process Definition Metamodel (BPDM) ModelWare Eclipse™ XSD Comprehensive integrated enterprise meta model Open. CWM. technical detail • Automates the capture and integration of metadata context across the organization • Enables integrated views across custom developed and packaged application systems (such as SAP®. object and model based security control Enterprise scalable – 100% Java. discussion groups. including language. leveraging robust relational database management system. UML. and/or a range of open APIs . RAS.) • Provides source-to-target data lineage and transformation context across the enterprise • Maintains a scalable. Supports OMG’s Common Warehouse Metamodel™ • Offers a transparent regulatory audit trail and enables corporate governance of information • Provides global impact. and integration analysis • Presents information according to end-user preferences. web-based thin client technology. PeopleSoft®.

Coca Cola. American Express. Toyota. Perspectives (workspaces) define role and time based viewpoints. GIDEP Air France. analyzing and reporting on the organization’s data. General Electric. update. Daimler Chrysler. delete information) to objects and stamps all changes made to objects with a time-user stamp. Lockheed Martin. MCI/Worldcom.S. Allianz. and Wells Fargo Information Unavailable Information Unavailable . Department of Agriculture. Offers a transparent regulatory audit trail and enables corporate governance of information and security to support your overall metadata management strategy Information Unavailable Around $400K Best Buy. Merrill Lynch. Provides Web-based read/write access to all metadata with graphical and textual views Adaptive’s auditing features enable the capture and recording of the full history of changes (create.USDA Forest Service.Sophisticated search functionality and powerful querying mechanisms support searching. Complex searches may be stored for later re-use and repository query capabilities provide advanced reporting functionality Adaptive ITPM has built-in mechanisms for KPIs. U. potentially allowing assessments/measures to be recorded against any metadata item for any number of tailorable metric types. IBM.

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This allows interdependencies and interrelationships to be modeled and maintained across applications without the need to map (or load) these systems into an physically separate meta data repository structure.Cerebra (Webmethods) Metacenter (Data Advantage Group) acquired by Webmethods in Aug MetaCenter is unique in its ability to allow meta data to 2006(website unavailable) be easily managed across distributed systems in realtime. With ActiveLinx. . This is accomplished using ActiveLinx. platforms and development tools. ActiveLinx also permit the creation of persistent relationships between meta data objects across multiple applications. a patent pending technology for real-time access to meta data in third party applications. MetaCenter is the only solution that can provide the capability for true 'plug and play' meta data management.

MetaCenter is unique in its ability to allow meta data to be easily managed across distributed systems in realtime. ActiveLinx also permit the creation of persistent relationships between meta data objects across multiple applications. 100% Java. The MetaCenter Repository is built upon a flexible model for defining a myriad of custom information assets and capturing information from flat file and CWM/XMI sources. a patent pending technology for real-time access to meta data in third party applications.This is accomplished using ActiveLinx. platforms and development tools. Web-Based ThreeTier Architecture. . This allows interdependencies and interrelationships to be modeled and maintained across applications without the need to map (or load) these systems into an physically separate meta data repository structure. Runs on non-proprietary relational databases.

custom metadata . Search Queries and Information Assets Integrated and Searchable On-Line Help System ETL/BI/EAI tools. hardware/network log files. XML files. Data Modelling tools DBMS catalogs. word/excel files.Intuitive. Web-based User Interface Dashboard-Driven Interface Captures Commonly Referenced Reports.

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publish and reuse custom reports .Compliant with Object Management Group’s (OMG) Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) standards Support for XML Metadata Interchange (CWM/ XMI) Real-Time Application Catalog . share.All applicationspecific information is provided in real-time to ensure its currence and accuracy Advanced Search Capabilities – Speed discovery of distributed information assets by using a robust search engine Impact Analysis – Understand crossorganizational traceability and the impacts of proposed changes to systems across the enterprise Data Lineage Analysis – Understand the source and destination of data as it flows through your applications Mapping View Analysis – Uncover how data elements are transformed as they move through systems Reporting – Create.

China Telecom. share.Real-Time Application Catalog . publish and reuse custom reports Data Stewards and System Administrators Manage and Administer the MetaCenter Environment via the Web-Based Portal Robust User and Information Security User and Group Management Feature Level Privilege Management Customizable Object and Attribute Level Permissions to Restrict/Grant Access to Sensitive Information Information Unavailable The Hanover Insurance Group. Kroger and VW Credit Multi-byte Support for Asian Languages and Full Unicode/UTF-8 Support Customize MetaCenter’s Web-Based Interface to Display in Local Language . Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.All applicationspecific information is provided in real-time to ensure its currence and accuracy Advanced Search Capabilities – Speed discovery of distributed information assets by using a robust search engine Impact Analysis – Understand cross-organizational traceability and the impacts of proposed changes to systems across the enterprise Data Lineage Analysis – Understand the source and destination of data as it flows through your applications Mapping View Analysis – Uncover how data elements are transformed as they move through systems Reporting – Create. China Mobile.

Data Mapper (Exeros) Exeros DataMapper automates the discovery and maintenance of data maps and complex transformation logic. DataMapper uses a unique technology of data-driven mapping to replace the traditional manual process of analyzing source data and mapping it to another data set.

Infolibrarian (Infolibrarian Corp) It is an appliance. It will Manage and synchronize metadata, documents, files, source code, virtually any digital asset. InfoLibrarian™ catalogs them all.

DataBot: The core component that analyzes data between multiple data sources Mapping Studio: Graphical environment that displays information about data sources, structures, and mappings, as well as actual data Mapping Server: Manages users, DataBot activity, and the repository interface Repository: Holds DataMapper objects such as data objects and table maps Interface Factory: Creates transformations in specific integration technology formats and standards Staging Database: Database holding both DataMapper working tables and cross-reference tables Cross-reference Tables: Tables generated by DataMapper to contain lookup values that logically connect two data sets Reports: HTML and Excel metadata reports that document discovered metadata and data maps and transformations

Hundreds of Scanners and crawlers are available to automatically index, categorize and keep history of changes over time. Business friendly search engine/portal to navigate categories, perform search, impact analysis and data lineage analysis across disparate systems. Oracle, SQL Server or DB2 Repository. • Source provided for a generic, vendor neutral, object oriented meta-model schema (the Universal MetaMart™). • XML can be easily returned by querying the repository directly. • The repository can be queried directly using very simple SQL commands. • Components API fully documented and supports several popular languages. • The meta-model schema can be deployed on virtually any RDBMS. • The InfoLibrarian™ portal is web based and open source. • Maintenance of the metadata collection is 100% automated. • Hundreds of scanners and templates are available for most environments and are completely plug-and-play. Possible through object modeler.The Object Modeler allows you to identify anything that you want documented and defi ne it. Additionally you can organize it the way you want. Think of it as having the ability to defi ne templates for the metadata you want to manage in your environment.

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and link documents. Exeros DataMapper automates discovery of data maps for input into Business Objects Metadata Manager. Informatica PowerCenter ETL software Hundreds of scanners and templates are available for most environments and are completely plug-and-play. .Full featured search engine like portal with visual drill through analysis and point and click category navigation to maximize users experience. Subject areas are presented in the portal graphically. build subject areas. IBM Websphere DataStage ETL software. The built-in visual mapper tool allows you to associate objects or defi ne hierarchies and categories of objects. The portal automatically graphically materializes the subject areas you define and provides the users with the ability to drill through the hierarchies to the fi nest level of detail.

.Information unavailable Supported. Exeros DataMapper accesses RDBMS data. The Auto-Scanners refresh and maintain historical changes as they occur over time. flat files or any data accessible through an ODBC connection The DataBot Discovery Engine and Mapping Studio run on Windows XP and Windows Server The DataBot Discovery Engine analyzes large datasets and scales linearly through additional engine processes For Software Client components: Network Software Requirements File systems scanning may require NFS CIFS gateway product to be installed with InfoLibrarian™.

nested case statements (if-then-else logic) The same way that an index catalogs pages in a book. conjunctions Inner and outer joins Aggregations (minimum. concatenations Filters such as equality/inequality. maximum. null conditions. constants. Designed using advanced data warehousing methodologies. The InfoLibrarian Appliance supports indexing up to 10 million documents. and XML documents. What can DataMapper discover in your data? Scalar relationships: simple mappings. document and fi le indexing on computer systems takes words within a document and indexes them once. substrings. average. PDF. • Full-text Indexing • Query by properties • “Fuzzy” Queries • Advanced Searches • Customizable Query Forms • Zero Maintenance • Integrated Security • Web Based Administration . and CWM. including Offi ce. sum) Reverse pivot rows Correlations to be stored in cross-reference tables Arithmetic relationships between columns Complex. the MetaMart provides a “Cooked” view of the metadata for you. While we support sophisticated standards like XMI.Information unavailable The MetaMart™ is an open and simple schema that enables users to quickly understand and have direct access to their metadata. Where other web products are limited to searching only HTML pages. MOF. the mart provides the ability to access and report on the metadata easily using tools you are already familiar with. the InfoLibrarian Document Indexer ™ uses open standard content fi lters to index any fi le type.

Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable . Information unavailable Central role based controls for contributors and stewards of information to the repository. Reports can be generated in HTML and Excel Provide reports for governance (SOX) auditing.Mapping Studio provides a visual representation of data maps automatically discovered by the DataBot Discovery. The repository keeps this history for as long as you need it. The portal delivers: • Keyword searching (easy search ability) • Impact analysis reports (shows all points of impact) • Occurrences reports ( identify redundancies or differences) • Change reports (what changed) • Full Audit reports (who made the changes) • Data lineage analysis (Where did it come from) • Ad-hoc and realtime searching Once complete Auto-Scanning can occur at predetermined intervals capturing only the changes as they occur over time. InfoLibrarian™ is bundled with a powerful web portal that allows your users to perform searches and navigation of the organized knowledge about your environment.

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The glossary details get stored directly in the Metadata Server repository and become available to DataStage and QualityStage developers. This provides the glossary This secure knowledge base can be personalized functionality of the superceded MetaStage by role and can present logical. physical. Glossary. It is available as a rich client or based browser based application which means you views of assets across all enterprise systems and projects. The of metadata functions within the DataStage directory Designer such as improved impact analysis is an extensible. and searchable catalog and data lineage. editable.SuperGlue (Informatica) Metadata Server (IBM) Your company’s key metadata is collected in Informatica The Metadata Server provides a wide range SuperGlue’s personalized information asset directory. and processproduct.The Hawk release comes of information assets. can make it accessible to a wider group of data owners for adding business rules and descriptions. listing both business and technical with a new product called the Business attributes. No Diagram available .

. Customization can occur either by extending SuperGlue’s prepackaged content or by defining custom metadata repository types. pivot .Ad hoc query and analysis .Scheduled and on-demand reporting Open metamodel Extensible. and standards.Real-time alerts and metrics . organizations can easily Information unavailable extend SuperGlue’s capabilities to address unique content. classes.Out-of-the-box dashboards . business rules. slice and dice. An integrated Web-based tool for metadata configuration and administration supports all customization activities. associations.Drill.SOA based architecture Leveraging the MOF foundation. and hierarchies. Web-based architecture Intelligent Lineage Personalized asset directory SDK for custom metadata integration XConnects™ for specific metadata sources Part of WebSphere II suite .Built-in integration server Built-in intuitive analysis and reporting .

PowerCenter can be used to develop custom metadata adapters to integrate unique metadata sources. third-party data integration tools. significantly speeding time to deployment. XML. and CWM/XMI sources. .Information unavailable SuperGlue XConnects—prebuilt metadata adapters— Information unavailable leverage the PowerCenter server to link to and extract from specific metadata sources. flat files. XConnect sources include Informatica software. third-party business intelligence products. In addition. select legacy metadata repositories. databases. enterprise applications.

Microsoft SQL Server (50 MB required) Database Connectivity—JDBC drivers LDAP Directories—Sun ONE. Active Directory. Windows 2000. IBM DB2. RIM Blackberry Information unavailable . Novell. Windows NT 4. IBM Secureway Mobile Devices Supported—WinCE.Information unavailable Information unavailable Informatica SuperGlue Operating Systems—UNIX (Solaris.0 Memory—1 GB Disk Space—500 MB Repository Database—Oracle. Palm OS. HP-UX. IBM AIX).

Web-based architecture Intelligent Lineage Personalized asset directory SDK for custom metadata integration XConnects™ for specific metadata sources The Hawk release comes with a new product called the Business Glossary.Real-time alerts and metrics .Scheduled and on-demand reporting Open metamodel Extensible. The glossary details get stored directly in the Metadata Server repository and become available to DataStage and QualityStage developers.Based on the Object Information unavailable Management Group’s (OMG) Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) specification Built-in integration server Built-in intuitive analysis and reporting .Drill.Out-of-the-box dashboards . slice and dice. This provides the glossary functionality of the superceded MetaStage product. It is available as a rich client or browser based application which means you can make it accessible to a wider group of data owners for adding business rules and descriptions. pivot . The product will have metadata toolkit and metadata workbench with technology from the acquired Unicorn semantic metadata product .Ad hoc query and analysis .

accurately documents.Drill. and processbased views of assets across all enterprise systems and projects. listing both business and technical attributes. SuperGlue’s Intelligent Lineage (see Figure 4) feature dynamically captures. is an extensible. slice and dice.Ad hoc query and analysis .Your company’s key metadata have dedicated user interfaces with is collected in Informatica embedded metadata functionality such as SuperGlue’s personalized information asset directory.Out-of-the-box dashboards .Real-time alerts and metrics . pricing starting at $150. This secure knowledge base can be personalized by role and can present logical. ETL Developers. subscribe. and graphically presents data flows and dependencies across all systems and processes. editable. and searchable catalog of information assets. physical.Scheduled and on-demand reporting The Metadata Server provides a wide range of metadata functions within the DataStage Designer such as improved impact analysis and data lineage and process logging An integrated Web-based Role-based access to metadata functionality: tool for metadata configuration and administration Data Analysts. and Subject Matter Experts each all customization activities. pivot . Built-in intuitive analysis and reporting .Leveraging the personalized asset directory.000 Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable . search. Business supports Analysts. The browse. and impact directory analysis.

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frameworks) and their associated software development lifecycle artifacts (e. services.g. such as best practices and design patterns. .g. components. enterprise application environments in a graphical.. UML models. Software development assets can include: executables (e.. requirements documentation. test plans). as well as knowledge assets.Logidex (LogicLibrary) LogicLibrary Logidex is a software development asset (SDA) mapping and discovery engine that represents inherently complex. intuitive way.

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.Information unavailable Integration with leading modeling tools and integrated development environments (IDEs) facilitates easy access to SDAs stored in Logidex and ensures that use of an SDA library fits seamlessly into the application development process.

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.Information unavailable The Logidex discovery engine offers capabilities ranging from simple keyword searches to sophisticated. Active Design™ allows business analysts to create a persistent search specification from a business process model. When a search is run. Collaboration tools include discussion threads. if an SDA doesn’t exist that meets the search criteria an Asset Discovery Alert can be set that notifies the user via e-mail when a new or modified SDA meeting the search criteria becomes available. model-based searches. Developers can then add technical criteria to this specification. project work areas and persistent queries that can be accessed by any member of the project team. This ability to easily define joint requirements also ensures that created applications meet the business’ needs.

When a search is run.The Logidex discovery engine offers capabilities ranging from simple keyword searches to sophisticated. Active Design™ allows business analysts to create a persistent search specification from a business process model. model-based searches. This ability to easily define joint requirements also ensures that created applications meet the business’ needs. if an SDA doesn’t exist that meets the search criteria an Asset Discovery Alert can be set that notifies the user via e-mail when a new or modified SDA meeting the search criteria becomes available. project work areas and persistent queries that can be accessed by any member of the project team. Information unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable . Collaboration tools include discussion threads. Developers can then add technical criteria to this specification.

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audit and compliance.IQ Server (Metallect) Metallect's Software Risk Management solution. It encompasses a three prong approach to managing software risk and mitigating the delays and disruptions resulting from authorized changes. impact analysis. impact analysis. Through enhanced visibility. Metallect IQ delivers actionable insights to manage risk and govern changes across your application portfolio. Metallect IQ. . and custom reporting. brings reliability to the software acceptance process by providing software dependency mapping.

schemas. versus years if done manually. The ARC is a dynamically updated information asset that spans multiple applications. databases. both explicit (directly traceable) and implicit (not directly traceable). APIs. the IQ Server scans application files such as source code. and technology platforms. Analysis: Next. Information unavailable . IQ Server provides both a graphical representation of your application and all its interdependencies as well as a full complement of reports for impact analysis. IQ Server uses multiple proprietary algorithms to analyze application components and infer relationships between components. IQ Server captures the as-is environment from the ground up. Reporting:Once your application source code and database schemas have been discovered and analyzed. IQ Server creates this database in hours or days. metadata. and audit. or ARC). and documentation to create a centralized catalog of application components (the Application Resource Catalog. To do this. Custom reports can also be created through our Optimization and Configuration service. compliance. enriching the ARC with application intelligence.Discovery: First. IQ Server analyzes the information collected during discovery. providing a layer of manageability for even the most complex application environments.

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IQ Server provides both a graphical representation of your application and all its interdependencies as well as a full complement of reports for impact analysis. and audit.IQ Server is based on the latest open technologies. RDF (Resource Description Framework) and OWL (the Web Ontology Language). . Custom reports can also be created through our Optimization and Configuration service. including XML. compliance.

IQ Server Usage Report – shows the level of activity for all IQ Server users over a specified period of time. Resource Selection Report – returns a report listing resources that match a selected resource type for a specific application. Information unavailable Pricing starts at $75. Comparison Report – compares two different versions of a selected application or database. This report is saved to an XML file format for export.IQ Server provides a host of standard reports including: Application Dependency Report – identifies all resources in a selected application that are being called or referenced by other applications.000 for enterprise-wide deployments. Discovery Report – lists all resources that have changed since the last discovery session was executed. Complexity Report – summarizes the complexity metrics for a selected application.000 and can reach $500. Impact Analysis Report – identifies the dependencies that may be impacted by changes to resources between older and newer versions of a selected application. Information Unavailable Information Unavailable .

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No Diagram available .MetaTrieve (MetaTrieval Software) MetaTrieve is a revolutionary. This metadata search functionality and easy-to-use data query features combine to create a powerful desktop tool to help IT personnel. MetaTrieve achieves its datadiscovery capability by means of a unique. consultants and business users find where data is located throughout the company. enterprise-wide search engine and query tool for relational databases and mainframe legacy files**. naturallanguage metadata search functionality.

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IMS and flat files. Sybase. or XML databases (although MetaTrieve will process XML data types stored in a relational database as tables and columns). Oracle. SQL access to mainframe data and applications (business logic and screens) utilizing industry standard ODBC.). DB2/UDB. JDBC or JCA (J2EE Connector Architecture) APIs. objectoriented databases such as POET. SQL Server. MySQL.Mainframe legacy search requires ODBC driver for IBM VSAM. etc. You cannot search and query legacy databases such as IBM’s IMS and VSAM. ) .Information unavailable You can search and query any ODBC compatible relational database (e.g.(Shadow z/Direct from Direct Technologies provides developers with direct.

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Easy find without SQL. Cross-Database joins. XML Tag matching. table and column locate. Enterprise-wide single search.Unique database metadata natural language search engine. Information unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Information Unavailable . One-click database. Multiple database and table display windows. Related data displays. Excel and Access integration.

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thin client. open source data dictionary application. No Architecture diagram available. SuperLuminate (SuperLuminate) SuperLuminate is a fully functional.SchemaLogic (SchemaLogic) The SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite enables large and complex organizations to standardize. . map and manage semantic standards vital to maintaining an agile and highly competitive business system. It is available as an appliance and also as software. web based.

Adapters are Java modules that are installed and configured on one or more Integrator Servers and can update configuration files. The API is a core component of the Data Dictionary Taxonomy Data Dictionary Schema(s) are extensible. Web Based Thin-Client Architecture Schema compliant with IRDS standards XML Metadata Interchange based Import/Export Multi-Language Support Can be run on any operating system supported SchemaServer Real Time Edition by PHP SchemaServer Real Time Edition (RTE) provides a SOA Can be run on any relational database conformant. Workshop and Workshop Web Workshop and Workshop Web are the clients used to access the functionality of the SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite. or access standard or proprietary API’s of third party systems to keep them up to date with standards maintained in SchemaServer. Integration Service The Integration Service provides a brokered publication/subscription model for distributing business Information unavailable semantic standards directly from SchemaServer into existing enterprise business applications. relationships and data services based on the semantic model. Product Adapters SchemaLogic and 3rd Party Partners can provide the enterprise with off-the-shelf productized adapters to help meet semantic standards deployment and mapping needs. created. analysis and administration requirements of power-users that administer and build and manage complex semantics models. Collaboration Service Collaboration Service is designed to meet the needs and challenges presented by supporting thousands of browse. The RTE framework provides a new class of services to support on-demand semantic driven business applications. Workshop is a java-based client user interface that supports the complete modeling. It also provides the primary mechanism for feedback on change requests from human or automated processes. repositories and integration systems. which allows semantic and business model standards to be gathered. . refined. SuperLuminate administrators can also add new properties to track information for existing objects . SOAP API The Application Programmers Interface is a robust SOAP API accessible from Java. collaboration and requests from users in common web scenarios.NET and Javascript and other SOAP compliant languages. It is an integration framework that can be implemented on one or more Integrator Servers as network load or topology demands. web-search. This framework is where both Product and Custom Adapters are implemented to manage the synchronization between systems.SchemaServer At the core of SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite is SchemaServer. reconciled and distributed to subscribing systems. If your organization needs to store information that is not part of the base information model. change management and collaboration. you can extend the model to add new objects and corresponding relationships. Custom Adapters SchemaLogic Services and 3rd Party Partners can provide enterprises with customized adapters to help internal enterprise systems synchronize with the standard business semantic model. LAMP. The SuperLuminate administrator can extend the information model that the repository uses. Workshop Web is a zerofootprint web client user interface designed to be deployed across the enterprise and industry groups to support viewing. high performance and redundantly scalable set of supported by PHP services that provide on-demand access to model objects.

Advanced online vocabulary/taxonomy editing and Online collaboration and governance for semantic standards Information Unavailable Information unavailable SuperLuminate Metadata adapters are currently in the works for: DB2 Excel / Flat File MS SQL Server MySQL Oracle Sybase These adapters will provide the following capabilities from the source system to SuperLuminate: Seamless Connectivity Load Functionality (Full load) Delta Functionality (Insert and delete . and is based on a unified modeling language (UML). uses a model (IRDS) that reflects open industry standards.no update) Update Functionality (Insert else update and delete) Data Quality Scoring Audit Trail SuperLuminate is built on a relational database. users are given the ability to share metadata across multiple tools from multiple vendors. . For these reasons.

Oracle. Any webserver (Apache prefered). SQL Server. Database . Postgres or MySQL .Information unavailable Currently under implementation (not available in current version) Information unavailable Windows or UNIX OS.

Information unavailable industry standard physical architecture (IRDS) Web-deployed desktop application for easy enterprise deployment and updates Full GUI MDI application for maximum power and flexibility Support for all administration capabilities Model Import and Export Powerful Vocabulary hierarchical and tabular editing capabilities Powerful Vocabulary Management functions (e. Graft.g. Browse All Application Meta Data in Real-Time Advanced Search Capabilities Data Lineage Analysis Dependency Analysis Mapping View Analysis Reporting Versioning . Full Administration of Users. and Merge) Simple and advanced search capabilities to locate business semantic standard definitions Tailor your data requirements through Custom Extension Properties for all SchemaObjects. Clone. Change Management and Permission models Management Console for Integration Services and subscriptions Provides powerful and visual-intuitive vocabulary browsing and editing capabilities for registered SchemaServer stakeholders.

Reed Elsevier Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Multi Language Supported . pages easily “bookmarked” Supports Reporting Canned and open SQL reporting thousands of business users with occasional interface or casual interest in standards development and use.com.$3750 Kellysearch. changes and best practices Information unavailable Secure and Flexible Administration Functionality Web Encryption via Open_SSL User authentication Administrator. Configured with Windows -. Group. extended and integrated into business portals Role-based permissions Provides powerful and visual-intuitive vocabulary browsing and editing capabilities for registered SchemaServer stakeholders Provides online web-based voting for business stakeholder and remote-access scenarios Provides subjectbased forums and collaboration around semantic standards. User. IBM .Zero-footprint web browser client (no downloads) Emphasis Browse All Application Meta Data in Real-Time on ease of use for business users Graphical views Simple and Advanced Search Capabilities advanced search capabilities to locate business semantic Data Lineage Analysis standard definitions Web-based browsing of semantics Dependency Analysis standards with extensive cross-linking Conventional no-frame Mapping View Analysis web reference.$3300 . The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta). Supports comments and change requests for nonstakeholder users Easily customized. and Read authorization categories Record Access and Maintenance Reporting Tools User Profile Management Information Unavailable Configured with Linux -.

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Syspedia (Syspedia) Unicorn System (IBM) Syspedia is a cross-platform Will be merged with IBM enterprise-wide metadata Metadata Server management solution that provides:In-depth meta data analytics . Web based self-service research capabilities. Harvesting and cross referencing all business rules. Cross platform repository for industry ISO-11179 standardization No Diagram available . Solutions for SarbanesOxley compliance.

Metadata extensible through third party tools . applications. DBMSs. jobs.Syspedia is very simple. And finally the intuitive web interface that runs on any Java2 compatible application server.The Knowledge Discovery parsers that crawl your cross platform environments. Does not have XML Interface currently. It is made up of the back end repository that stores the information on any JDBC2 compatible database. files and automatically populate element level meta data information. libraries.

JSP and enterprise beans. Can interface with programming languages like COBOL and data structures on unix and windows .web based. google like interface for searching metadata Does not interface with ETL tools yet.

0 or better Database system with JDBC 2.Internet Explorer compatible Version 5.0 connectivity: DB2 (preferred) Version 7 Fixpak 6 or better Version 8 Fixpak 2 or better Oracle Version 8. windows.01 or better SQLServer 2000 or 2003 MySQL Version 4 The product can run on mainframe. unix/linux platforms .4 or better Web browser .5 or better Windows or UNIX Command line interface Java Database Connectivity JDBC 2.0 or better Java Version 1.Supported The following is a list of the minimum required software: Windows 2000/XP or UNIX compatible operating system Apache Tomcat 4.

CWM Data lineage and impact analysis .

40 standard reports and data model exposed to other reporting tools for adhoc reports. Requires Secure login. and also utilizes the security features of interfacing products Information Unavailable Information Unavailable Not supported .

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