Organizations are overwhelmed by data access demands. Customers, suppliers, and employees are demanding 7x24x365 access from mobile devices. Business units need support for digital channel initiatives. Data from multiple systems must be consolidated to satisfy regulatory requirements.
Unisys Data Exchange is data integration software that is designed to help organizations address these issues. It is available as a software option for ClearPath MCP and ClearPath OS 2200 servers.
Data Exchange propagates selected data from one data store to another data store. While propagating the data, Data Exchange can apply transformations to the data as needed by the business processes and the applications that support them.
These data propagation and transformation capabilities are designed to facilitate timely access to data for decision support and additional business processing while minimizing the impact to the on-line transaction processing environment.
Data Exchange can help you in several ways.
Mobile Access Demand
Data Exchange can help you address demands from customers, suppliers and employees for 7x24x365 access to data that is contained in a variety of databases.
Digital Channel Development
Data Exchange can help you support digital channel development initiatives to reach new customers and to retain/serve existing customers more effectively.
Data Exchange can be used to provide a single view of data managed by different applications.
Data Exchange can help you address regulatory requirements for data that must be consolidated from several different databases.
Business Process Integration
Data Exchange can help you integrate business processes by providing near real-time integration of operational data between applications.
Data Exchange can also help you if you have an existing integration solution that uses one or more of the following: home grown tools, batch tools (FTP, etc.), or manual procedures.
Timely Decision Support
Data Exchange can also support reporting, business intelligence and big data activities. It is an off-the shelf tool that can help you offload processing from production systems and provide a copy of the production data in near real-time.
Data Exchange can also help you improve your current decision support solution that reports from production system data, uses a home grown ETL tool, or uses batch tools (FTP, etc.).
More Efficient Business Operations
Data Exchange is designed to help an organization operate more efficiently.
- Provide better customer service
- Integrate and automate business processes
- Speed up decision making
It does this by sharing selected data between applications/data stores in near real-time. It captures updates to the source data store automatically as they occur and can replace batch data transfers that use FTP and similar technologies.
Reduce Software Development and Maintenance Costs
Data Exchange helps organizations reduce software development and maintenance costs.
Organizations can avoid the costs (people and equipment) associated with designing, developing, testing, and supporting home grown tools to provide similar functionality. Data Exchange software is designed, developed, tested, and supported by Unisys. It arrives ready to install and use. Software development skills are not required to use Data Exchange.
The cost of changing existing application source code and database schemas is eliminated or minimized when using Data Exchange because it is designed to work with existing applications and databases.
Data Exchange is designed to minimize the system resources required to support its workload. It accomplishes this by allowing you to specify a subset of the source data store’s data that is to be shared with the target data store.
Increases IT Flexibility
Data Exchange increases IT flexibility by enabling integration of heterogeneous data sources running on heterogeneous operating systems.