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By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-05-15 Print this article Print

A necessary piece of the on-demand puzzle will come from Striva, of Scotts Valley, Calif., when it rolls out its Detail data integration platform. The software will enable businesses to access, integrate and manage data in real-time as if it were coming from a single source, regardless of where it resides. Detail will extend Information Integrators reach into data sources including IBM IMS, VSAM, IDMS, Datacom and Adabas. It will capture and deliver the data either in bulk form, via change capture or through real-time. Bulk data capture involves capturing data from a database source, moving it to another database, receiving an SQL request, reading metadata for a given database and converting the request to native calls.
Change capture involves moving only data thats been changed since the last request, or from some specified time. That enables movement of a smaller amount of data, which is still kept synchronized, officials said.
Finally, real-time data capture involves real-time data change and propagation to another database. IBM DB2 Information Integrator will be available on Tuesday from IBM and authorized resellers, priced at $20,000 per processor and $15,000 per data-source connector. Detail will also be available on Tuesday. The cost for a bulk adapter license is about $75,000. If change capture is involved, the adapter license costs about $150,000. Real-time integration costs are mips-based, with a starting cost of about $300,000. One adapter can be used to translate and make native calls to all environments. Latest IBM News:
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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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