Trillium, Avaki Rev Management

Trillium Software and Avaki Corp. are introducing products that attack this problem from different angles.

Integrating and making the best use of data from disparate systems remains a key challenge for enterprises, but Trillium Software and Avaki Corp. are introducing products that attack this problem from different angles.

Trillium will roll out this week Version 7 of Trillium Software System, a data quality application that identifies, quantifies and corrects data problems, such as incorrect field information, in applications. That comes on the heels of Avakis announcement last week of its Data Grid 4.0 product, a data integration application based on grid computing.

Both new products boast capabilities to ease the complexity of managing data. This version of Trillium Software System includes a data flow architect that enables users to design, maintain and customize data flow processes to their business requirements and customize data quality processes for customer and business data.

Integration of third-party data sources is also easier in this version, which supports languages in 191 countries and customer and geographic identification for more than 30 countries, company officials said. Trillium, in Billerica, Mass., is also releasing a Unicode edition of the product, which provides a contextual understanding of non-Latin alphabet character sets.

Trillium user Marie Hughes, senior programmer analyst, IT-CSS Corporate Development for Raymond James Financial Inc., plans to use many of Version 7s features.

"[The Data Flow Architect] provides a great visual of the Trillium process. The parameter builder for the converter will let us spend less time when building new pieces to our project," said Hughes, in Tampa, Fla.

Avakis Data Grid 4.0, meanwhile, aims to simplify the provisioning, access and integration of data within or across organizations.

The product uses a distributed grid architecture that enables businesses to maintain local control of the data, while sharing the data on a wide area or cross-company basis. It also enables data integration without having to create custom connectors or proprietary data models or to conduct extensive programming, company officials in Burlington, Mass., said. The software gives users a single view of structured or unstructured data.