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for Data Integration
Data Integration (DI) platforms like Informatica, DataStage, BODS,
ODI, SSIS and others are the backbone for a well designed Business
Intelligence application. DI platforms ensure that all the required data
are provisioned at the right time, with quality.
In the process of configuring and running DI platforms, we come
across few scenarios where DI platform needs to be extended with
tools/utilities. Some of these scenarios are like analysis of the
metadata captured by DI platform, integration with other applications
like helpdesk and others. These scenarios can be added as a product
feature to the DI platform.
Following are the features that Data Integration platform vendors
should consider introducing in the DI product.
• A feature which can provide a Network-like view to understand the
dependency between tables present in DI process components.
DI process components are ‘Jobs in DataStage’ or ‘mappings in
Informatica’. The Network view should enable us to drag a table
and focus on its dependency on other DI processes and tables