Attunity Manages Big Data with New Product Called Maestro
April 15, 2014 Alex Woodie
In this big data age, companies are looking to squeeze actionable information from all sorts of non-traditional data sources, such as JSON files, Twitter posts, or geographic data from smart phones. To help companies orchestrate the flow of this information for their big data projects, Attunity last week unveiled Maestro.
Maestro gives customers a Web-based interface where they can create executable processes that move data originating from a range of sources. That extends from today’s big data sources, such as social media or sensor data from the Internet of things, to traditional systems, such as DB2/400 and other traditional relational databases.
In addition to designing data flows, Maestro automates the execution of the flows. The product includes so-called Maestro Nodes that initiate the actual work, which presumably is done using Attunity’s collection of data integration and changed data capture (CDC) tools. Attunity offers a range of tools for moving traditional relational data, as well as semi-structured and unstructured data.
During runtime, administrators can monitor the execution of data flows from the Maestro interface. The software supports the capability to drill down to check the status of data flows, and shows administrators the number of files transferred, the number in transit, and the number that are still pending.
All data transfers are logged, providing customers an audit trail of all activity involving what Attunity CEO Shimon Alon calls “their most precious and fastest growing asset.” For more info see www.attunity.com.