Data Organizing Tool Extended For The Enterprise
TheBrain Technologies Corp. in two weeks will release its first enterprise-level platform for marrying a front-end portal with back-end application integration.TheBrain Technologies Corp. in two weeks will release its first enterprise-level platform for marrying a front-end portal with back-end application integration. The Brain Enterprise Knowledge Platform, which will begin shipping Oct. 30, stems from the Santa Monica, Calif., companys roots in PersonalBrain, software that lets users organize Web pages, contacts, documents, e-mails and files in one place. The Enterprise Knowledge Platform, or EKP, extends that core functionality across the enterprise to integrate disparate applications and essentially build a re-usable database.
The way it works is the BrainEKP integrates information from document repositories, Web sites, databases and other backend applications. The platform, built on Java 2 Enterprise Edition, has connectors that talk to existing applications. The connectors bring together structured and unstructured data and show the relationships between applications. The end result is a visual map of business processes, according to Harlan Hugh, chief technology officer of TheBrain.