Maidenhead, UK - Jan 22, 2013 - Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, announced its new Metadata Governance strategy, the industry’s only solution that lets organisations leverage diverse data—easily and practically—across Information Management and the software development lifecycle for successful data governance initiatives. The strategy spans the entire Embarcadero product portfolio using metadata discovery, management and syndication. Alongside this the company released ER/Studio XE3, a major upgrade to the award-winning ER/Studio line of database modeling tools that significantly enhances enterprise modeling and impact analysis for interpreting a wider variety of metadata more accurately.
Successful data governance requires providing a comprehensive picture of all data assets—whether they reside in hardware, the cloud, or in a central on premise repository—and making that valuable data available to IT professionals and decision makers. Until now this process has been overly complicated, fragmented and costly for businesses. And it’s only going to get more complicated with analysts forecasting an explosion of mobile, cloud, transactional and behavioral data over the coming years.
Embarcadero’s Metadata Governance Platform: The Onramp to Successful Data Governance
The importance of metadata in data governance is critical to extracting value from an organisation’s data by providing the linkage between the business need or desire (policy) and the information or data value. The entire Embarcadero portfolio is “governance-enabled” and designed to share metadata and deliver control and value across the business planning and software development life cycle.
- ER/Studio – Industry leading architecture suite
- RAD Studio – Seamless multi-device development
- DB PowerStudio – Cross-platform database management and optimisation
Embarcadero Launches ER/Studio XE3: Architected for Data Governance
Supporting the data governance strategy, Embarcadero is announcing the general availability of ER/Studio XE3. ER/Studio XE3 improves the customer’s ability to interpret vast amounts of data accurately, thereby giving an organisation a distinct competitive advantage over those that have yet to fully capture and leverage associated metadata. The new release includes:
- An advanced universal mappings feature for improved enterprise modeling and impact analysis between physical, logical and conceptual models
- The ability to create custom data types, allowing comprehensive forward and reverse engineering
- Support for SQL Server 2012, Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum and Windows 8
- Easier support for large model management
- Brand new Portal with revised user interface, all new search engine enterprise data dictionaries and deeper model metadata visibility
“Embarcadero understands software and database professionals,” said Michael Swindell, Embarcadero senior vice president of marketing and product management. “We know what keeps them up at night, and we build solutions that solve their specific problems. The latest release of ER/Studio delivers on our strategy of metadata governance and syndication. XE3 connects IT architects to their business colleagues for collaboration and control of data governance initiatives and syndicates metadata throughout the enterprise to unlock information assets. XE3 also extends the ER/Studio footprint to include support of popular Big Data platforms, such as Netezza and Greenplum, embracing a significant area of growth in enterprise data.”
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