Avaki Corporation today announced the availability of Avaki 6,
expanding their EII Plus solution to deliver unmatched flexibility in data
integration. Avaki 6 features Avaki Studio, an Eclipse-based data
integration-modeling environment that integrates multiple data sources
into a single virtual database for consuming applications.
Avaki calls their solution EII Plus because it creates a full-fledged
data abstraction layer throughout the company, rather than supporting only
one project. The Avaki architecture is based on a distributed grid
technology that provides the capability to set up a number of Avaki servers, all talking to one another, which allows you to have the scale and
performance required to support thousands of data sources feeding hundreds or thousands of applications. Also unique to Avaki is their integration. Avaki represents their product as a virtual database, representing integration logic as services or virtual tables, and providing the ability to call up and embed other third-party integration capabilities as part of these data flows. For example, they can leverage an ETL process, Profiling or a data cleansing tool.
Also new to this release is enhanced performance. Instead of waiting for
multiple databases to run a query, Avaki 6 can take pieces of data, as the query is being run and do the integration on the fly.
In addition, when data is represented as a set of virtual tables, query
optimization can be done against the original sources of the data.
Enhancements to facilitate richer scheduling options have been added to
the new version. If any integration logic needs to be run at certain times
or under certain conditions, it can be scheduled and configured. The
capability to manage and monitor the performance of the integration logic
has been enhanced. As result of these features, architects and administration have more ways to optimize the performance of their EII system.
It is common for corporations to have more than one project at a time,
with many applications requiring data from multiple sources. Standard
procedure is to address each of these problems as a silo, however, there is no integration logic across these projects; data cannot be reused, nor can
it be shared. Avaki creates a data layer throughout the organization that
makes these various data sources visible and reusable across
projects. Avaki's Enterprise Data Integration Framework allows
applications to interact with data through SQL, Web Services and
procedure calls, breaking down the barriers between integration silos.
Avaki 6 is available immediately. Pricing starts at the workgroup
level, and scales for enterprise-wide deployments. More information about
Avaki Corporation and its solutions is available www.avaki.com.
Avaki Corporation provides enterprise information integration software
simplifies how businesses provision, access and integrate widely
distributed data from many heterogeneous data sources. Avaki enables
businesses to use fresher, more accurate data, while reducing the
cost and complexity of data integration infrastructure, programming and
maintenance. Customers such as Pfizer, Aventis and Pacific Capital Bank
using Avaki software to reduce data integration costs, make fresh data
available, and improve productivity. Backed by Polaris Venture Partners,
General Catalyst, and Sofinnova, Avaki is located in Burlington, Mass.