Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) and the business problem ETL solves — Data Integration — are complex to say the least. As the team at Cambridge Semantics points out:
Data integration and data on-boarding are time-consuming, manual, costly & error-prone processes.
- Complex integrations require developing a large number of point-to-point source-target mappings.
- Each mapping must be jointly developed by experts in all involved systems before being handed off to a team of ETL developers.
- Each hand-off increases both the time it takes to complete the integration and also the risk of errors as requirements are misunderstood or not fully validated.
- The lineage and meaning of data are often lost in the process, limiting the trustworthiness and utility of the data.
Cambridge Semantics today announced the launch of its Anzo Smart Data Integration (ASDI) software to help enterprises rapidly understand and integrate information assets. Described as a “design time tool for business analysts,” ASDI is “designed to reduce integration time frames and costs by 10X and enhance time-to-revenue when on-boarding new customers, partners and data,” according to the official announcement.