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2007, June 16th - IBM Metadata Workbench delivers the metadata vision

ITtoolbox blogs on Tooling Around on the IBM Information Server posting
called IBM Metadata Workbench delivers the metadata vision
by Vincent McBurney (Consultant, Solution Architect) Posted 6/16/2007

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Many DataStage 7 sites have a shrink wrapped version of MetaStage that they never got running, there is another set who have it but are frustrated at the lack of support for new versions of ErWin and BI products, there are another set who installed and configured it but didnít commit the support staff to keep it going. The Metadata Workbench on the other hand is easier to install as the Metadata Server is already running, it has more metadata import options via the embedded Meta Integration Technology, Inc. bridges and brokers and it is easier to use thanks to the Unicorn additions, the shared repository.and the browser interface.

So MetaStage owners get a far superior metadata management and reporting tool for no additional license fees.

 

2007, June 12th - IBM releases Metadata Workbench for Information Server

IBM Metadata Workbench V8.0 and IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.1 for DataStage add value to IBM Information Server
IBM United States Software Announcement 207-133 June 12, 2007

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At a glance

Metadata Workbench offers:

  • Complete traceability of information across tools, allowing data elements in reports to be traced back to their sources or even back to their original data models
  • Responsiveness to change by providing an understanding of the impact of any change to any piece of information across tools, showing which reports, services, or target databases will be impacted before a source data element is changed
  • A complete set of reporting, management, and administrative functions for metadata elements within IBM WebSphere Metadata Server

WebSphere Transformation Extender for DataStage offers:

  • Advanced file integration functions to IBM WebSphere DataStage, enhancing its ability to parse and validate complex hierarchical file structures like XML, EDI, and SWIFT messages
  • Easy handling of complex file structures for optimal processing by DataStage
  • Extensibility for parsing and validation of complex industry-standard formats like EDI, SWIFT, and HIPAA

Overview

Metadata Workbench and WebSphere® Transformation Extender for DataStage® add value to IBM Information Server implementations by extending the visibility and functionality of the core product modules.

  • Metadata Workbench offers key metadata visualization and exploration capabilities, acting as a control station for metadata within IBM Information Server. It provides cross-tool impact analysis and data lineage, and extensive reporting and administration functions for WebSphere Metadata Server.
  • WebSphere Transformation Extender for DataStage provides advanced transformation power to WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage, including parsing, validation, and transformation of complex hierarchical file structures, like XML, EDI, SWIFT, and HIPAA documents, allowing them to be more easily processed by DataStage.

IBM Information Server, Metadata Workbench, and WebSphere Transformation Extender for DataStage can help your organization derive more value from the complex, heterogeneous information spread across your systems. The effectiveness of this information depends on your ability to parse, validate, and integrate complex sources, and your ability to understand where it comes from and what happens to it along the way. Organizations are unable to remain competitive without the ability to have complete, trusted information to both drive decisions and interact with customers and business partners. The concept of trusted information necessitates a complete understanding of the lineage and validity of information. Two main aspects of these offerings enhance trust in information:

  • Complete lineage reporting across tools using IBM Metadata Workbench
  • Validation of complex source structures and contents using WebSphere Transformation Extender for DataStage

 

2006, December 13th - Support for IBM Information Server

Meta Integration version 5.1.0 now supports the import of complex data modeling, data integration, and business intelligence metadata into IBM Information Server.

2006, April 21st - Support for IBM Rational Data Architect

Meta Integration version 5.0.1 now supports the import/export of complex data modeling metadata with IBM Rational Data Architect (RDA).

2006, April 1st - OEM Agreement

IBM signs an OEM agreement with Meta Integration to embed the Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) technology within its Data Integration (DI) and Metadata Management (MM) solutions, for their metadata import/export and tool integration capabilities.

2006, March 22d - IBM releases Rational Data Architect

New Data Modeling Tool from IBM Simplifies Complex Data Modeling and Integration Design.

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ARMONK, NY - March 22, 2006 -- IBM today announced the availability of IBM Rational Data Architect, a new enterprise data modeling and integration design tool to help data architects more easily design anything from a simple relational database to a complex federated database.

Rational Data Architect goes beyond traditional data modeling to provide unique discovery and mapping capabilities across the enterprise, enabling application developers, database administrators and enterprise information integration developers to easily understand their existing heterogeneous data assets and how they are related. It helps users map data assets to each other to more easily create database and integration schemas. Supporting most major databases including IBM DB2 Universal Database, IBM, Oracle, SQL Server, Informix and Sybase, Rational Data Architect is a heterogeneous data modeling and integration design tool. In addition, Rational Data Architect supports the design and deployment of WebSphere Information Integrator federated databases.

 

2005, May 27th - Support for IBM (Ascential) WebSphere DataStage

Meta Integration version 4.2 supports the import & export of data integration source or target metadata with IBM WebSphere DataStage.
This feature allows for the DataStage bi-directional integration with popular data modeling and business intelligence tools..

Furthermore, Meta Integration version 4.2 supports the import of the complex Data Integration (DI)'s mapping & transformation metadata from IBM WebSphere DataStage.
This feature allows for powerful metadata lineage and impact analysis..

2003, September 5th - IBM releases a Redbook & Redpapers on Cube Views

"DB2 Cube Views: A Primer"

"DB2 Cube Views Getting Started with Meta Integration"
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2003, May 13th - IBM United States Software Announcement

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"DB2® Cube Views creates a unique OLAP platform based on open standards that allows BI application tools to connect easier, deploy faster, and perform better than before. BI client tools, when connected to the DB2 Cube Views platform, can increase the number of BI users throughout an organization by decreasing application deployment time, increasing ease of use and performance of business analysis applications, and decreasing data integrity issues. More types of users will be able to use BI because access to the data warehouse will be simpler, faster, and scale along CPUs.

Numerous vendors have already signed on to support this new, open BI platform from IBM. Ascential Software, Brio, Business Objects, Cognos, IBM OLAP Server, Kalido, Microstrategy, and Rocket Software state they are developing a bridge for DB2 Cube Views. Also, Meta Integration Technology, Inc., is developing new bidirectional bridges integrating DB2 Cube Views with over 40 existing metadata bridges for:

  • Data modeling tools like CA AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler
  • Object modeling tools like Rational Rose®
  • ETL tools like Informatica PowerCenter
  • BI tools like BusinessObjects and Cognos
  • Metadata repositories and standards like the OMG CWM and UML XMI

The unique Cube Views capabilities within DB2 provide information about the underlying structure of the data warehouse to client tools, thus improving the client tools' ability to build and execute BI queries. End users of the business analysis tools utilizing these new DB2 features will experience faster, more consistent query performance. Query designers will find it quicker and easier to import data warehouse characteristics and structure into their analytical applications. The new features will also reduce data integrity errors by standardizing access to the data warehouse.

DB2 Cube Views:

  • DB2 Cube Views increases DB2 performance by:
    • Assisting in building better materialized query tables (MQT)
    • Analyzing star schemas for possible optimization of queries
  • DB2 is OLAP Aware:
    • Adds unique dimensional metadata to DB2
    • Eliminates redundant entry of OLAP metadata
    • Greatly decreases application deployment time
    • Is supported by many Business Partners
    • Increases the performance of almost any SQL query
  • Client tools and ETL tools are easier to use:
    • Users get descriptions of the data directly from the database, providing a consistent view.
    • ETL tools load their metadata into DB2 for use by other tools.
    • Cubes can be built directly from imported metadata, reducing deployment time.
  • Interfaces are simple, enabling quick learning:
    • Web services preview
    • SQL extensions"

 

2002, April 28th - OMG CWM Event

Annual Meta Data Conference / DAMA Symposium, April 28 - May 2, 2002 at San Antonio, Texas.

IBM, Meta Integration and other Object Management Group (OMG) partners publically demonstrate open metadata interchange at the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM)'s 2002 Enablement Showcase.

2001, March 4th - OMG CWM Event

Annual Meta Data Conference / DAMA Symposium, March 4-8, 2001 at Anaheim, California.

IBM, Meta Integration and other Object Management Group (OMG) partners publically demonstrate open metadata interchange at the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM)'s 2001 Enablement Showcase.

2000 December 18th - OMG CWM Press Release

IBM, Meta Integration and other Object Management Group (OMG) partners publically demonstrate the new Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) Standard for metadata interchange.

2000, August 29th - Meta Integration Press Release

META INTEGRATION MODEL BRIDGE PROVIDES MIGRATION SOLUTION FOR RATIONAL ROSE 2000E USERS.

 

META INTEGRATION MODEL BRIDGE PROVIDES MIGRATION SOLUTION FOR RATIONAL ROSE 2000E USERS

PHILADEPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 29st, 2000 – Meta Integration today announces availability of version 2.4.4 of the Meta Integration™ Model Bridge (MIMB), a solution for legacy data migration and Metadata integration for Rational Software Corporation's Rose 2000E visual modeling product. Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI) is demonstrating the Model Bridge at the Rational User Conference 2000 to show how companies can address the issue of migrating from legacy data modeling solutions.

Additionally, Meta Integration, a Rational Unified Partner, and Rational Software have reached an agreement to provide Rational's technical consultants with the Meta Integration Model Bridge product. Historically, Rational and Meta Integration have worked together to provide metadata movement solutions for Rational Rose users. Having access to version 2.4.4 of the Meta Integration Model Bridge will allow Rational technical consultants to show customers how they can migrate legacy metadata to the Rational Rose Data Modeler included with Rational Rose 2000E.

"Meta Integration Model Bridge can solve the problem of migrating legacy metadata to Rose Data Modeler from virtually any data modeling tool." said Eric Naiburg, Rose Data Modeler Product Manager at Rational. "Giving our customers a way to migrate from other tools to Rose will allow them to start using Rose for database design while not losing the investment in data modeling they have already made."

MIMB offers bridges from/to CA(Platinum) ERwin, Oracle Designer 2000, Sybase PowerDesigner, CA(Sterling) COOL:GEN(TI Composer), DBA(Terrain), COOL:BusinessTeam(Groundworks), COOL:Enterprise(ADW), Popkin SystemArchitect, PrincetonSoftech Select SE, Silverrun, Visible IE:Advantage, and more. In addition, MIMB can also support the open metadata integration of Rational Rose with other metadata repositories from IBM, Microsoft, NCR, Oracle, and SAS.

The need for data movement and data integration solutions is driven by the fact that data lies everywhere underneath business applications. The same applies for metadata: metadata is also everywhere underneath the software and database development tools, as well as within the repositories delivered with the Data Warehousing (DW), and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) environments. The Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) represents MITI's metadata movement solution. "With over 20 bridges, MIMB is the most complete metadata movement solution on the market" said Christian Bremeau, CEO of Meta Integration. This latest release includes support for additional data and object modeling tools, as well as metadata repository sources in particular in the DW, DM, and ETL world. This latest version also includes more complete and updated support for the latest XML based metadata standards, including:

  • The Object Management Group (OMG) XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) as supported by the Unisys Universal Repository (UREP), and other products from the members of the OMG Analysis & Design Group such as IBM and Oracle.
  • The Meta Data Coalition (MDC) XML based on the Open Information Model (OIM) as supported by the Microsoft Repository v3, and other products from the MDC Advance Guard group.

ABOUT META INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY, INC

Incorporated in 1997, Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI) is a privately held startup based in Silicon-Valley. MITI is focused on providing tools for data and metadata movement solutions. MITI has established numerous partnerships in both the government and industry sectors, including with the DoD Health Affairs (OSD HA), Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Computer Associates (ERwin), Microsoft Corporation (Repository), Rational Software Corporation (Rose), and Sun MicroSystems (JavaSoft). MITI is also involved with several relevant standards, including the Object Management Group (OMG) as an influencing member, the Meta Data Coalition (MDC) as part of the Advance Guard group, and the latest HL7 standard for XML based integration in the health care sector.

ABOUT RATIONAL SOFTWARE CORPORATION

Rational Software Corporation (Nasdaq: RATL), the e-development company, helps organizations develop and deploy software for e-business, e-infrastructure, and e-devices through a combination of tools, services and software engineering best practices. The Rational Unified Partner Program supports over 300 participating partners with tools, joint marketing opportunities, qualifications and training, and ensures that their products and services meet the high standards that customers have come to expect from Rational. The Rational Unified Partner Program extends Rational's e-development solution, providing extended product and service offerings, further enabling Rational customers to build Internet software faster with higher quality. Companies and individual technology consultants interested in learning more about the Rational Unified Partner Program, including details on how to participate, can visit http://www.rational.com.

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1999, June 1st - Rational Edge Publications About MIMB

Rational Rose Architect Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) review in the Summer Issue of the RoseLink magazine

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

More on the IBM Cognos Partnership

Before IBM's acquisition of Cognos, Meta Integration was a certified technology partner of Cognos, and was awarded the technology partner of the year award in 2005:

Cognos
Cognos
Meta Integration is a Cognos's Silver Certified Technology Partner.

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News & Events

2006, September 13th - Meta Integration supports the new "Cognos 8" (version 8.2 RTM)

Meta Integration version 5.1 supports the dimensional modeling and business intelligence reporting metadata with Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Version 8.2 RTM.
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2006, March 28th - Meta Integration supports Cognos ReportNet MR1 (version 8.1 MR1)

Meta Integration version 5.0 supports the dimensional modeling and business intelligence reporting metadata with Cognos ReportNet MR1 (version 8.1 MR1).
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2005, July 18th - Meta Integration supports the new Cognos ReportNet (version 8.1 RTM)

Meta Integration version 4.2.2 supports the dimensional modeling and business intelligence reporting metadata with Cognos ReportNet (version 8.1 RTM).
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2005, June 27th - The Cognos Technology Partner of the Year is Meta Integration

World's leading organizations recognized for excelling at innovation, influence, and thought-leadership.

 

- World's leading organizations recognized for excelling at innovation, influence, and thought-leadership -

ORLANDO, Fla., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- COGNOS GLOBAL PARTNER SUMMIT at COGNOS FORUM -- Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN - News; TSX: CSN - News), the world leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM), today announced the winners of its 2005 Global Partner Awards. Cognos is honoring close to a hundred Cognos partners across North America, Latin America, and Europe that have excelled at innovation, influence, and thought-leadership, and who share a vision and passion for corporate performance management. The winners were announced at the Partner Awards ceremony held this week at the Global Partner Summit as part of Cognos Forum 2005. (See press release: http://www.cognos.com/news/releases/2005/0627_1.html ) "Through these successful and broad partnerships, we are able to meet the distinctive needs of our customers in providing the products, services, and technology expertise that allow our customers to improve and direct corporate performance," said Ben Plummer, vice president, Global Partner Development, Cognos. "We are pleased to honor these organizations not only for their high levels of success and industry expertise, but also for helping customers derive value and benefits from our solutions across various industries, applications, and geographic locations."

Categories and Winners:

Highlighted categories and winners of the Global Partner Summit Awards include:

  • Technology Partner of the Year: Recognizes the leading Cognos partner that provides products, services, and technology expertise that help our customers improve and direct corporate performance. The Cognos Technology Partner of the Year is Meta Integration.

     

2005, May 27th - Meta Integration supports the Cognos ReportNet Metadata Lineage

Meta Integration version 4.2.0 now supports the business intelligence reporting metadata with Cognos ReportNet ReportStudio.
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2003, September 10th - Cognos Press Release

META INTEGRATION ANNOUNCES OEM AGREEMENT WITH COGNOS.

 

META INTEGRATION ANNOUNCES OEM AGREEMENT WITH COGNOS.
AGREEMENT PROVIDES SEAMLESS METADATA INTEGRATION WITHIN COGNOS REPORTNET DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT.

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., and BURLINGTON, Mass., September 10th, 2003 -- Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN - News; TSX: CSN - News), the world leader in business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management; and Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI), a provider of metadata integration solutions to Fortune 500 companies; today announced a significant Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement. Meta Integration's metadata movement components are embedded within the new Cognos ReportNet modeling tool, known as Framework Manager (FM).

This new OEM agreement provides Cognos ReportNet with an integrated metadata import/export solution for popular third party modeling tools, as well as the OMG CWM.metadata standard.

Metadata flow has become critical for the successful deployment of any Business Intelligence application. The metadata movements required in the full development life cycle involves both forward and reverse engineering of metadata between different tools (ERwin, PowerDesigner, Rose, DB2 CubeViews, DB2 Warehouse Center, PowerMart/Center) from different vendors (Computer Associates, Sybase, IBM, Informatica, OMG) using different metadata file formats (XML, ERX, PDM, MDL, CWM XMI), and carrying metadata under different methodologies (Relational, OLAP).

MITI offers over 50 bridges supporting a wide range of tools such as:

  • Data modeling tools such as CA ERwin and Sybase PowerDesigner,
  • ETL tools such as Informatica PowerCenter,
  • OLAP metadata from RDBMS vendors like IBM DB2 Cube Views and Oracle,
  • Standard Metadata repository formats such as OMG CWM.

According to Giga, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forrester Research Inc., MITI has established itself as the "Switzerland of Metadata".

"We recognized the importance of providing a development environment for Cognos ReportNet which is well integrated in the existing enterprise toolset. Maintaining all the necessary metadata integration bridges can be very time consuming and expensive, and requires the collaboration with many vendors. Meta Integration had already built the most powerful and extensive set of metadata bridges, and has established excellent relationships with all vendors. This OEM agreement allows our users to benefit from this remarkable level of integration, which kept our engineering resources focused on the core Cognos ReportNet development," said Peter Griffiths, senior vice presidents, products, Cognos.

"We are very excited by this partnership with Cognos, it demonstrates well our leadership as a metadata component provider to major software vendors in the area of database modeling, ETL, EAI, OLAP, business intelligence and reporting tools. The Cognos ReportNet development team did an excellent job of implementing a friendly user interface on top of our metadata movement components, providing a seamless integration to their Cognos ReportNet Framework Manager users. Their new XML-based metadata format was well defined and convenient for our engineers," said Christian Bremeau, Meta Integration's President and CEO.

ABOUT META INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY, INC.

(MITI)Incorporated in 1997, Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI) is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, California. MITI tools manage and analyze the complete enterprise metadata life cycle across heterogeneous vendors. Solutions range from reusable metadata movement components to repository. Over 50 Model Bridges integrate standards like CWM, and the most popular modeling, ETL, and OLAP/BI tools. The open repository implements powerful Metadata Version/Configuration Management, Browsing, Comparison, Integration, Mapping, and Reporting.

MITI has established numerous partnerships in both government and industry sectors, including with CA, Cognos, IBM DB2 & Rational, NCR Teradata, Oracle, SAS, and Sybase. MITI is also involved with all relevant metadata standards, including the Object Management Group (OMG) as a domain member (CWM and UML XMI). MITI's Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) product is used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Visit MITI on the web at http://www.metaintegration.com.

ABOUT COGNOS

Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management, delivers software that helps companies drive, monitor and understand corporate performance.

Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage - Corporate Performance Management (CPM) - achieved through the strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale. Our integrated CPM solution helps customers drive performance through planning; monitor performance through scorecarding; and understand performance through business intelligence.

Cognos serves more than 22,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos enterprise business intelligence and performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers.

For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.

 

2003, July 4th - OEM Agreement

Cognos signs an OEM agreement with Meta Integration to embed the Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) technology within its Business Intelligence (BI) Modeling solutions, for their metadata import/export and tool integration capabilities.

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