IBM Updates InfoSphere Data Architect
June 9, 2009 Alex Woodie
IBM last week announced InfoSphere Data Architect version 7.5.2, a new release of its data design tool for helping organizations model and standardize data residing in different databases, including DB2/400.
Previously known as Rational Data Architect, InfoSphere Data Architect is a component of IBM’s Optim family of tools for managing diverse groups of data. The software can create logical, physical, and domain models for DB2/400, DB2 UDB, Informix Dynamic Server, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, MySQL, and Teradata databases. It is commonly used in business intelligence, master data management, test data creation, and service oriented architecture projects.
With InfoSphere Data Architect version 7.5.2, IBM has introduced several new features aimed at making data architects and database administrators more efficient. For example, when used in conjunction with an Optim Data Privacy project, the software makes it easier to specify privacy attributes when collecting test data.
Version 7.5.2 also gains new capabilities to forecast storage requirements by using volumetric storage data. Other features include the capability to map data across multiple data projects and faster navigation between data sources, IBM says in Software Announcement 209-130.
InfoSphere Data Architect version 7.5.2 supports OS/400 V5R3 and i5/OS V5R4. For more info, see www-01.ibm.com/software/data/studio/data-architect.