Enterprise application service provider, SAP, has updated its Enterprise Information Management (EIM
) portfolio offering improved support for cloud and Big Data environments, enhancements for more self-service capabilities and support for governing enterprise information. The company has released new versions of SAP HANA smart data integration, SAP HANA smart data quality, SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward software, and the SAP Agile Data Preparation application.
“In a digital business, the speed of decisions is instantaneous, as everything and everyone is connected live. This means that every organization needs real-time access to data that can be trusted, and to have the flexibility to prepare for the unique needs of every department and user. To help our customers achieve information excellence, SAP continues to innovate and invest in our EIM portfolio to offer customers a foundation for a digital business,” says Barbara Stortz, Senior Vice President, SAP HANA Enterprise Information Management, SAP.
How will the updated products help?
According to SAP, the existing technologies lack the capabilities that allow organizations to easily gain access to and govern Big Data and make use of cloud platforms for information storage and cost reduction. With the release of HANA smart data integration
and HANA smart data quality
, business users will be able to combine data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with their enterprise information sources and gain insights about customer behavior, product lifecycles and market conditions.
Cloud infrastructure support
SAP Data Services has also seen a new version with enhanced features
that will hep clients migrate on-premise data of any format and any size, to cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, and Google Cloud Storage. By doing this, clients can perform Big Data analytics and support disaster recovery by backing up data in the cloud and access the data from anywhere using any application.
Big Data management
The company claims that in support of Big Data environments, enterprises can now read and load data from HPE Vertica and process Microsoft Outlook data files to gain insights from messages, calendar events and archived items. The new version of SAP Information Steward
gives customers the ability to view data lineage and impact analysis for Hadoop data sources, delivering confidence in decision making since the data origin is transparent.
For analysis and monitoring
The latest release of SAP Agile Data Preparation also contains enhancements to help users quickly analyze and monitor data quality with the ability to define data domains and set up scorecards. Agile Data Preparation
is an intuitive, business-user-oriented, interactive tool that claims to empower business users specifically with self-service capabilities to access, transform and combine data to reduce the time and complexity of preparing their data for analysis.
The latest release of SAP Information Steward aims at helping companies govern Big Data. It will be offering businesses the ability to easily monitor compliance with information policies defined in the tool. SAP claims that by using the tool, businesses can receive notifications of and can take immediate action to remedy data quality issues.