Analytics the Driver for Latest Data Virtualization Platform Release

This week Composite Software introduced the version 6.2 of the Composite Data Virtualization Platform.

According to Wayne Eckerson, director of research at TechTarget and founder of the BI Leadership Forum, “When it comes to performing advanced analytics, timely and cost-effective access to data is critical issue. Analysts spend far too much time finding, accessing and integrating the data, often leaving too little time for data analysis. This outdated approach needs to change to one that features a more agile methodology.”

Composite 6.2 addresses the massive data requirements resulting from the exponential growth in big data and analytics. New analytics enablement capabilities include more analytic data sources, additional analytic platform optimizations and expanded data governance.

To enable easy access to all nearly the data sources that analysts require, Composite has addedPerformance Plus™ Connectivity for PostgreSQL 9.0 and 9.1. Beyond simple JDBC interfaces, Composite leverages PostgreSQL’s optimizer and SQL extensions to maximize federated query performance.

Composite 6.2 further advances Composite’s best-in-class query optimization algorithms and techniques for leading analytic platforms. Providing analysts with the widest range of analytic sandbox options, new features include heterogeneous data ship join for Microsoft SQL Server and HP Vertica; improved cache loading performance for SQL Server; Vertica as a cache target; Vertica OLAP support; and introspection performance improvements for DB2, Netezza, and Teradata.

To ensure proper governance of analytical data, Composite 6.2 adds standard support for row-level- security for finer grain data access control as well as a data lineage API for greater lineage and dependency visibility.

Composite 6.2 also provides more data services development options which support both analytic and non-analytic use cases.  Composite 6.2 provides Web data service developers with greater WSDL development flexibility via concrete binding for contract-first WSDL data sources and a new JSON option for REST data sources.

For a complete list of Composite Data Virtualization Platform features, download the Composite Information Server 6.2 data sheet here.

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