Embarcadero Technologies is revolutionizing collaborative data modeling with today’s introduction of ER/Studio Enterprise Portal, a search engine for data that transforms the way metadata, business rules and models are located and accessed in the enterprise. By providing global visibility into corporate data assets, the new Portal gives ER/Studio Enterprise users an unprecedented understanding of the information in their enterprise and facilitates company-wide collaboration.
“We’re doing for metadata what Google™ did for web search. Today’s enterprise data explosion has made collecting and refining information time consuming for the architect and hard to understand for the business user,” said Michael Swindell, Vice President of Products, Embarcadero Technologies. “ER/Studio Enterprise Portal dramatically simplifies the process for assembling, finding and communicating technical metadata. At the same time, the collaborative tool extends the value of data models across organizations, helping businesses better respond to change, reuse data across projects and address regulatory compliance issues.”
With the Portal, a self-service workbench for data querying and reporting, users can instantly access enterprise data assets for use in systems development, integration, data governance, and regulatory compliance. The powerful reporting and search technology used to develop ER/Studio Enterprise Portal makes it easier for both IT and business users to share data stored in the ER/Studio repository. Its web-based nature enables data consumers – ranging from warehouse architects to developers to business analysts – to effortlessly browse, search and report on metadata quickly and accurately.
“One objective of our data architecture is to document and communicate the context and relationships between data elements so that our IT consumers can get their job done,” said Rod Grey, Data Modeler for Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka. “I use ER/Studio Enterprise to model metadata and am looking forward to implementing ER/Studio Enterprise Portal to communicate with the enterprise. I can see that we can save massive amounts of time publishing the information we need in place of our previous methods. Our data consumers will love being able to quickly find what they’re looking for easily via an intuitive web-based tool. The Portal is very competitive in both price and functionality with our current approach.”
ER/Studio Enterprise Portal provides the following benefits:
• Search-engine-like interface is immediately familiar to business end-users;
• Self-service reporting workbench increases knowledge worker productivity with on-demand documentation;
• Web distribution enables global standardization and use of data assets to any organization;
• Simple installation and implementation provides metadata communication in minutes.
Embarcadero’s modeling-focused products help database professionals and software developers create, document, change and communicate data about metadata. With products such as ER/Studio®, EA/Studio™ and ER/Studio® Enterprise Portal, users can develop and modify data structures (ER/Studio), determine data’s use in business processes (EA/Studio) and conduct Web-based searches and communicate information about metadata to a wide variety of audiences (ER/Studio Enterprise Portal).
ER/Studio Enterprise Portal is available now to ER/Studio Enterprise customers. For more information, visit Embarcadero Technologies' website.
About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies Inc. (embarcadero.com) empowers application developers and database professionals with tools to design, build and run software applications in the environment they choose. A community of more than three million worldwide and 90 of the Fortune 100 rely on Embarcadero’s CodeGear™ and DatabaseGear™ product lines to increase productivity, openly collaborate and be free to innovate. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the globe.
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