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Actian Releases DataConnect 12 Integration Platform

Update brings new capabilities for data quality and enhanced automation.

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Actian, a hybrid cloud data integration and analytics specialist, released its newly released DataConnect 12 integration platform, demonstrating a continued focus on ease of use for complex data integration and data quality.

Actian’s DataConnect integration platform is a versatile hybrid integration solution that empowers users to integrate anything, anywhere, anytime. With its emphasis on reuse, adaptability, and self-service integration, the DataConnect platform enables rapid onboarding and delivers accelerated time to value. With this latest product release, Actian introduces new functionality for data quality, enhanced scheduling and automation, and the availability of additional software development toolkits (SDKs) to improve development integrations.

This next-generation integration platform features two major areas of enhanced capabilities: data profiling and automation.

New is the Data Profiler feature that provides a rule creator and engine, enabling customers to use the same user interface and interactions as in the current version of the DataConnect platform to determine the quality of any given data set. This ensures that data pipelines are not just integrated but standardized and accurate. Users can include the Data Profiler capability as part of their current data integration pipelines or as separate processing jobs. Data Profiler allows users to apply rule sets and generate charts to visualize their data quality. These charts allow users to drill into specific problem areas that need to be addressed, such as identifying missing or non-standardized data, improperly formatted data, and duplicates in data sets. Users can drag and drop rules into workflows using the intuitive user canvas or use the command line interface to enable more customization and embedding.

Actian’s DataConnect 12 platform also extends its capabilities with automatic map transformation, allowing users to have more control over mapping data transformations between source and target data sets. In addition, new automation features invite users to create and store pre-built business rule sets and to reuse common data quality rules when profiling new data.

Finally, DataConnect 12 permits users to automatically convert connectors directly from existing maps, giving access to the latest connector technology for their integration projects. This low-code functionality also enables users to migrate entire databases to new sources as business needs change.

Adding enhanced data quality and automation features to this new release of its DataConnect platform, Actian is also releasing updates to two of the most popular SDKs and will host these on GitHub for its DIY users. The updated DataConnect platform SDK enables automation of the entire lifecycle from generating designs to monitoring execution, and the DataConnect platform’s MCF SDK embraces a powerful extensibility plug-in framework for custom connectivity, transformation, and custom processing.

Other key features in Actian DataConnect 12 integration platform include:

  • Java upgrade (11.0.12+7)
  • New and enhanced connectivity for RabbitMQ, JSON enhancements, and connectors for common enterprise applications
  • Multiple user interface improvements, including bulk editing, improved filtering, more robust search capabilities, and connectivity field level controls

More information can be found by visiting the Actian website at www.actian.com.

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