With competition in the market for business integration software heating up, Informatica (Quote, Chart) Thursday unveiled a services architecture for helping enterprises manage data interaction between applications, systems and people.
The Universal Data Services (UDS) architecture, which some analysts described as a form of Web services (define), helps users access, integrate and audit information. Data services access data from a database, integrate that data, combing it from several sources, and distribute it.
The UDS architecture facilitates shared data services to address existing and emerging business problems that may crop up on an ad-hoc basis. In practicality, this type of software system is valuable at a time when an audit trail of data integratation is needed for meeting compliance requirements.
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