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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. The reference model is based on proven business management concepts that incorporate and integrate modeling frameworks such as Enterprise Architecture Planning, Business Process Management, and the Strategic Alignment of Business and IT.

Rochade (ASG) Enables integrated views across custom developed and packaged application systems (such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, etc.). It provides impact and gap analysis across custom and packaged applications in multiple graphical and textual formats.

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

The use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) - a W3C ASG-Rochade provides graphical reports for standard for representing diagrams across the web that is source-to-target data lineage mapping. based on describing the diagrams using XML - allows high quality diagrams, showing complex relationships, to be interactively viewed and interacted with: all Adaptive diagrams are generated from live information, arranged using a layout engine and support full panning and zooming.

E2E Bridge (E2E Technologies Ltd.), IBM WebSphere Application Server version 5, SQL Server 2000 database and integrate with most Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Visio and Access, Oracle 9i database, t2bs enterprise integration backbone repository is currently being ported to Adaptive and enhanced with Adaptives advanced EAM features. 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. Metadata is moved through import/export via web services API which may include format or content transformations. The tool primarily imports/exports metadata via XML / XMI. But it also imports information from MS Visio, and MS Excel providing the transformation into appropriate XML / XMI syntax.

Tools: ADW Toolset, Aris Toolset, Bpwin, Business Objects, CASE/4/0, COGNOS, COOL:Biz, COOL:Gen, Erwin, ETI Extract, Informatica, Oracle Designer, Predict, PowerDesigner, Rational Rose, System Architect, Select System Engineer, Select Enterprise Languages: Assembler, COBOL, Java, JCL, PL/1, SAS DBMSs: DB2, UDB, IMS, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase Data Warehouses: Business Objects, COGNOS, ETI Extract, Informatica, SAS Packaged Applications: SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, Siebel

Adaptive has state-of the-art versioning and configuration management capabilities, including support for parallel development (branching and merging). It provides the ability to compare different versions (controlled via views) and branch, merge, freeze and baseline the versions. Version 4. 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, beyond those that the database requires. For best performance, Adaptive recommends a dedicated server with the following configuration: - Quad CPU 3 GHz processors - 4GB RAM - Fast disk/network I/O (and disk speed) (possibly RAID for availability) - 10GB disk for storage of data (typically on RAID) Operating System: - Windows 2000 - Windows Server 2003 - Linux - Sun Solaris Database: - Oracle 9i (9.2, 9.2.0.6 recommended) - Oracle 10g (10.2.0.1) including Oracle 10g Express Edition (XE) Web Application Server Adaptations are written entirely in Java and utilize the services of JSP 1.2 and Servlet 2.3 compliant Web Application Servers. Again, as such, we have no specific requirements on the hardware platform other than those of the Web Application Server software itself. A typical web application server might be: - Dual CPU 1.8 GHz - 1Gb RAM or higher - 5Gb Hard Disk space Adaptations have been validated against the following: Application Server: - Apache Tomcat 5.0.X 5.5.X - BEA WebLogic 8.1 SP4

Provides sophisticated version and configuration management

Server Platforms AIX BS2000 HP-UX Linux OS/390 Solaris WindowsClient 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

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, standards based repository interoperable with multiple modeling/ harvesting/ other tools Standards support including MOF, XMI, CWM, UML, OMG Diagram Interchange, SPEM, RAS, and CCA Context-specific traceable collaboration capabilities including aassessments, discussion groups, event subscriptions and notifications Comprehensive security using user, role, object and model based security control Enterprise scalable 100% Java, web-based thin client technology, leveraging robust relational database management system.

Supports OMGs Common Warehouse Metamodel

Offers a transparent regulatory audit trail and enables corporate governance of information Provides global impact, gap, and integration analysis Presents information according to end-user preferences, including language, graphical and textual formats, and business vs. 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, PeopleSoft, Siebel, etc.) Provides source-to-target data lineage and transformation context across the enterprise Maintains a scalable, open architecture to facilitate growth as an organizations 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, XML, and/or a range of open APIs

Sophisticated search functionality and powerful querying mechanisms support searching, analyzing and reporting on the organizations data. 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, potentially allowing assessments/measures to be recorded against any metadata item for any number of tailorable metric types.

Provides Web-based read/write access to all metadata with graphical and textual views

Adaptives auditing features enable the capture and recording of the full history of changes (create, update, delete information) to objects and stamps all changes made to objects with a time-user stamp. Perspectives (workspaces) define role and time based viewpoints.

Offers a transparent regulatory audit trail and enables corporate governance of information and security to support your overall metadata management strategy

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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. This is accomplished using ActiveLinx, a patent pending technology for real-time access to meta data in third party applications. ActiveLinx also permit the creation of persistent relationships between meta data objects across multiple applications, platforms and development tools. 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. With ActiveLinx, 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.This is accomplished using ActiveLinx, a patent pending technology for real-time access to meta data in third party applications. ActiveLinx also permit the creation of persistent relationships between meta data objects across multiple applications, platforms and development tools. 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. 100% Java, Web-Based ThreeTier Architecture. Runs on non-proprietary relational databases.

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.

Intuitive, Web-based User Interface Dashboard-Driven Interface Captures Commonly Referenced Reports, Search Queries and Information Assets Integrated and Searchable On-Line Help System

ETL/BI/EAI tools, Data Modelling tools DBMS catalogs, XML files, word/excel files, hardware/network log files, custom metadata

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MetaCenter 3.5 adds support for hosting the MetaCenter repository database on a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database

Compliant with Object Management Groups (OMG) Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) standards Support for XML Metadata Interchange (CWM/ XMI)

Real-Time Application Catalog - 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, share, publish and reuse custom reports

Real-Time Application Catalog - 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, share, 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

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The Hanover Insurance Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, China Mobile, China Telecom, Kroger and VW Credit Multi-byte Support for Asian Languages and Full Unicode/UTF-8 Support Customize MetaCenters Web-Based Interface to Display in Local Language

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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Full featured search engine like portal with visual drill through analysis and point and click category navigation to maximize users experience. The built-in visual mapper tool allows you to associate objects or defi ne hierarchies and categories of objects, build subject areas, and link documents. 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. Subject areas are presented in the portal graphically.

Exeros DataMapper automates discovery of data maps for input into Business Objects Metadata Manager, IBM Websphere DataStage ETL software, Informatica PowerCenter ETL software

Hundreds of scanners and templates are available for most environments and are completely plug-and-play.

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Supported. The Auto-Scanners refresh and maintain historical changes as they occur over time.

Exeros DataMapper accesses RDBMS data, 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.

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The MetaMart is an open and simple schema that enables users to quickly understand and have direct access to their metadata. While we support sophisticated standards like XMI, MOF, and CWM, the MetaMart provides a Cooked view of the metadata for you. Designed using advanced data warehousing methodologies, the mart provides the ability to access and report on the metadata easily using tools you are already familiar with.

What can DataMapper discover in your data? Scalar relationships: simple mappings, substrings, constants, concatenations Filters such as equality/inequality, null conditions, conjunctions Inner and outer joins Aggregations (minimum, maximum, average, sum) Reverse pivot rows Correlations to be stored in cross-reference tables Arithmetic relationships between columns Complex, nested case statements (if-then-else logic)

The same way that an index catalogs pages in a book, document and fi le indexing on computer systems takes words within a document and indexes them once. Where other web products are limited to searching only HTML pages, the InfoLibrarian Document Indexer uses open standard content fi lters to index any fi le type, including Offi ce, PDF, and XML documents. The InfoLibrarian Appliance supports indexing up to 10 million documents. Full-text Indexing Query by properties Fuzzy Queries Advanced Searches Customizable Query Forms Zero Maintenance Integrated Security Web Based Administration

Mapping Studio provides a visual representation of data maps automatically discovered by the DataBot Discovery. Reports can be generated in HTML and Excel

Provide reports for governance (SOX) auditing. InfoLibrarian is bundled with a powerful web portal that allows your users to perform searches and navigation of the organized knowledge about your environment. 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. The repository keeps this history for as long as you need it.

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SuperGlue (Informatica) Metadata Server (IBM) Your companys key metadata is collected in Informatica The Metadata Server provides a wide range SuperGlues personalized information asset directory. The of metadata functions within the DataStage directory Designer such as improved impact analysis is an extensible, editable, and searchable catalog and data lineage.The Hawk release comes of information assets, listing both business and technical with a new product called the Business attributes. Glossary. This provides the glossary This secure knowledge base can be personalized functionality of the superceded MetaStage by role and can present logical, physical, and processproduct. It is available as a rich client or based browser based application which means you views of assets across all enterprise systems and projects. can make it accessible to a wider group of data owners for adding business rules and descriptions. The glossary details get stored directly in the Metadata Server repository and become available to DataStage and QualityStage developers.

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Built-in integration server Built-in intuitive analysis and reporting - Ad hoc query and analysis - Out-of-the-box dashboards - Real-time alerts and metrics - Drill, slice and dice, pivot - Scheduled and on-demand reporting Open metamodel Extensible, Web-based architecture Intelligent Lineage Personalized asset directory SDK for custom metadata integration XConnects for specific metadata sources

Part of WebSphere II suite - SOA based architecture

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Informatica SuperGlue Operating SystemsUNIX (Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX), Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 Memory1 GB Disk Space500 MB Repository DatabaseOracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server (50 MB required) Database ConnectivityJDBC drivers LDAP DirectoriesSun ONE, Novell, Active Directory, IBM Secureway Mobile Devices SupportedWinCE, Palm OS, RIM Blackberry

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Based on the Object Information unavailable Management Groups (OMG) Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) specification

Built-in integration server Built-in intuitive analysis and reporting - Ad hoc query and analysis - Out-of-the-box dashboards - Real-time alerts and metrics - Drill, slice and dice, pivot - Scheduled and on-demand reporting Open metamodel Extensible, 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. 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. The glossary details get stored directly in the Metadata Server repository and become available to DataStage and QualityStage developers. The product will have metadata toolkit and metadata workbench with technology from the acquired Unicorn semantic metadata product

Leveraging the personalized asset directory, SuperGlues Intelligent Lineage (see Figure 4) feature dynamically captures, accurately documents, and graphically presents data flows and dependencies across all systems and processes. Built-in intuitive analysis and reporting - Ad hoc query and analysis - Out-of-the-box dashboards - Real-time alerts and metrics - Drill, slice and dice, pivot - 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, ETL Developers, Business supports Analysts, and Subject Matter Experts each all customization activities.Your companys key metadata have dedicated user interfaces with is collected in Informatica embedded metadata functionality such as SuperGlues personalized information asset directory. The browse, search, subscribe, and impact directory analysis. is an extensible, editable, and searchable catalog of information assets, listing both business and technical attributes. This secure knowledge base can be personalized by role and can present logical, physical, and processbased views of assets across all enterprise systems and projects.

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

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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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The Logidex discovery engine offers capabilities ranging from simple keyword searches to sophisticated, model-based searches. Active Design allows business analysts to create a persistent search specification from a business process model. Developers can then add technical criteria to this specification. This ability to easily define joint requirements also ensures that created applications meet the business needs. When a search is run, if an SDA doesnt 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. Collaboration tools include discussion threads, project work areas and persistent queries that can be accessed by any member of the project team.

The Logidex discovery engine offers capabilities ranging from simple keyword searches to sophisticated, model-based searches. Active Design allows business analysts to create a persistent search specification from a business process model. Developers can then add technical criteria to this specification. This ability to easily define joint requirements also ensures that created applications meet the business needs. When a search is run, if an SDA doesnt 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. Collaboration tools include discussion threads, project work areas and persistent queries that can be accessed by any member of the project team.

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

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

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IQ Server is based on the latest open technologies, including XML, RDF (Resource Description Framework) and OWL (the Web Ontology Language).

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, compliance, and audit. Custom reports can also be created through our Optimization and Configuration service.

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. Comparison Report compares two different versions of a selected application or database. Complexity Report summarizes the complexity metrics for a selected application. Discovery Report lists all resources that have changed since the last discovery session was executed. Impact Analysis Report identifies the dependencies that may be impacted by changes to resources between older and newer versions of a selected application. 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. This report is saved to an XML file format for export.

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Pricing starts at $75,000 and can reach $500,000 for enterprise-wide deployments.

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MetaTrieve (MetaTrieval Software) MetaTrieve is a revolutionary, enterprise-wide search engine and query tool for relational databases and mainframe legacy files**. MetaTrieve achieves its datadiscovery capability by means of a unique, naturallanguage metadata search functionality. This metadata search functionality and easy-to-use data query features combine to create a powerful desktop tool to help IT personnel, consultants and business users find where data is located throughout the company.

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

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MetaTrieve is also a stand-alone query tool with the ability to perform cross-database table joins (e.g. join Oracle and DB2 data into one display sheet) with an easy Google-like find feature requiring no SQL knowledge.MetaTrieve also has a unique XML-toDatabase matching feature that allows you to easily correlate B2B XML data elements with internal database equivalents.

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

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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.

SuperLuminate (SuperLuminate) SuperLuminate is a fully functional, web based, thin client, open source data dictionary application. It is available as an appliance and also as software.

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SchemaServer At the core of SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite is SchemaServer, which allows semantic and business model standards to be gathered, created, refined, reconciled and distributed to subscribing systems.

LAMP, 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, high performance and redundantly scalable set of supported by PHP services that provide on-demand access to model objects, relationships and data services based on the semantic model. The RTE framework provides a new class of services to support on-demand semantic driven business applications. Workshop and Workshop Web Workshop and Workshop Web are the clients used to access the functionality of the SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite. Workshop is a java-based client user interface that supports the complete modeling, analysis and administration requirements of power-users that administer and build and manage complex semantics models. Workshop Web is a zerofootprint web client user interface designed to be deployed across the enterprise and industry groups to support viewing, change management and collaboration. 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, repositories and integration systems. It is an integration framework that can be implemented on one or more Integrator Servers as network load or topology demands. This framework is where both Product and Custom Adapters are implemented to manage the synchronization between systems. Collaboration Service Collaboration Service is designed to meet the needs and challenges presented by supporting thousands of browse, web-search, collaboration and requests from users in common web scenarios. It also provides the primary mechanism for feedback on change requests from human or automated processes. 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. Adapters are Java modules that are installed and configured on one or more Integrator Servers and can update configuration files, or access standard or proprietary APIs of third party systems to keep them up to date with standards maintained in SchemaServer. 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. SOAP API The Application Programmers Interface is a robust SOAP API accessible from Java, .NET and Javascript and other SOAP compliant languages. The API is a core component of the

Data Dictionary Taxonomy Data Dictionary Schema(s) are extensible. The SuperLuminate administrator can extend the information model that the repository uses. If your organization needs to store information that is not part of the base information model, you can extend the model to add new objects and corresponding relationships. SuperLuminate administrators can also add new properties to track information for existing objects

Advanced online vocabulary/taxonomy editing and Online collaboration and governance for semantic standards

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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 - no update) Update Functionality (Insert else update and delete) Data Quality Scoring Audit Trail SuperLuminate is built on a relational database, uses a model (IRDS) that reflects open industry standards, and is based on a unified modeling language (UML). For these reasons, users are given the ability to share metadata across multiple tools from multiple vendors.

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Currently under implementation (not available in current version)

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Windows or UNIX OS, Any webserver (Apache prefered), Database - Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres or MySQL

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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.g. Clone, Graft, and Merge) Simple and advanced search capabilities to locate business semantic standard definitions Tailor your data requirements through Custom Extension Properties for all SchemaObjects. Full Administration of Users, 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.

Browse All Application Meta Data in Real-Time Advanced Search Capabilities Data Lineage Analysis Dependency Analysis Mapping View Analysis Reporting Versioning

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, 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. Supports comments and change requests for nonstakeholder users Easily customized, 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, changes and best practices

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Secure and Flexible Administration Functionality Web Encryption via Open_SSL User authentication Administrator, User, Group, and Read authorization categories Record Access and Maintenance Reporting Tools User Profile Management

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Configured with Linux -- $3300 , Configured with Windows -- $3750

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Multi Language Supported

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 , Solutions for SarbanesOxley compliance, Web based self-service research capabilities, Harvesting and cross referencing all business rules, Cross platform repository for industry ISO-11179 standardization

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Syspedia is very simple. It is made up of the back end repository that stores the information on any JDBC2 compatible database.The Knowledge Discovery parsers that crawl your cross platform environments, DBMSs, applications, libraries, jobs, files and automatically populate element level meta data information. And finally the intuitive web interface that runs on any Java2 compatible application server.

Does not have XML Interface currently. Metadata extensible through third party tools

web based, JSP and enterprise beans, google like interface for searching metadata

Does not interface with ETL tools yet. Can interface with programming languages like COBOL and data structures on unix and windows

Supported

The following is a list of the minimum required software: Windows 2000/XP or UNIX compatible operating system Apache Tomcat 4.0 or better Java Version 1.4 or better Web browser - Internet Explorer compatible Version 5.5 or better Windows or UNIX Command line interface Java Database Connectivity JDBC 2.0 or better Database system with JDBC 2.0 connectivity: DB2 (preferred) Version 7 Fixpak 6 or better Version 8 Fixpak 2 or better Oracle Version 8.01 or better SQLServer 2000 or 2003 MySQL Version 4 The product can run on mainframe, windows, unix/linux platforms

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

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