Tools Aim to Ease Data Warehousing
New offering from Core Integration automates the building of baseline data flow diagrams and data models.Core Integration Partners Inc. on Monday rolled out its rapid deployment suite, consisting of RapidMAP and RapidMODEL. The offering combines consulting services with two software wizards that automate the building of baseline data flow diagrams and data models. RapidMAP helps developers automatically create basic source-to-target mappings that can then be integrated into Informatica Corp.s PowerMart and PowerCenter data integration platforms. After source systems are identified, RapidMAP generates XML containing mapping information for all identified source-to-target relationships. Officials at Core Integration, a Denver company that provides business intelligence, data warehouse and data integration services, estimate that these tools can shave up to 70 percent or more off development times by automating what are typically tedious processes done during the construction of a data warehouse.
"About 60 percent of a data warehouse project is spent doing the [extraction, transfer and load] portion," said Daniel Linstedt, Core Integrations chief technology officer. "By using RapidMAP, we have shortened this piece dramatically so we can spend more time doing business analyses and other, more important project functions."