Unstructured Data Option
Efficient data integration becomes one of the most problematical challenges different organizations have to face. PowerCenter Data Option supplies the PowerCenter platform's functionalities with unstructured data formats accessing capability. What does it mean to the whole enterprise system? Basically, it's a great facilitation when it comes to working on data coming from different sources, business systems, and forwarded in different (not the most popular) formats. Unstructured Data Option guarantees well cooperation with data of the strangest origins. Data of any format can - therefore - be easily readable and operable what brings company data integration onto a completely new level.
Options in Unstructured Data Option
According to the name of the tool, the most important its aspect is how it works with different data formats. Nonetheless, that's what Unstructured Data Option has absolutely no difficulties with. It supports all - Microsoft Office World, MS Office Excel, MS PowerPoint, WordPerfect, Adobe PDF, Star Office documents the same as ASCII reports, RPG, ANSI, HTML files, and undocumented binaries. Moreover, AFP and PostScript widens the range of accessed files.
The best tools with the widest ranges of appliances rarely are used by a lot of people. The reason is complicated interface which becomes a real barrier in reaching to the maximum of provided options. Unstructured Data Option puts itself into service oriented architecture (SOA) composition of PowerCenter platform what enhances the performance.. Simultaneously, the maintenance costs can be lowered while increasing the productivity. Additionally, similar systems allow to shorten the time needed for development significantly.
What's crucial to Unstructured Data Option work, is automatic data parsing. Data elements hidden in unstructured documents are automatically processed what impacts meaningfully the time required to perform each operation. As a result, grows the productivity of IT departments which involvement, hand coding, nor step by step data parsing no longer are needed.
In a very few words, then, the Unstructured Data Option tool helps usual users get significantly deeper into data. They, provided with an unlimited insight, can gather more useful information and - therefore - make better decisions. Next, business responsiveness grows. The tool shortens the time needed for data integration and - therefore - the time needed for answering to newer and newer business requirements. It's one of the most important challenges today's organizations have to struggle with. Finally, with all its benefits, Unstructured Data Option can help reducing the maintenance cost. One of its crucial benefits - no need for hand coding - saves a lot of efforts from IT departments which no longer (or - at least - not as strongly as formerly) are needed.
Unstructured data across today's organizations
All in all, there is only one more question yet to answer. What's that for? Unstructured Data Option - not accidentally - can be called an extension. It enriches the Informatica PowerCenter platform with unstructured data reading capabilities. Is such data so common to require a special attention? The facts are amazing. In the times which all organizations depend on IT systems and attach more and more weight to data segregation, even 80 percent of data which is being used every day remains in unstructured formats. These are - to point out only a few most common ones - e-mails, PDF files, MS Office Word documents, MS Office Excel spreadsheets, so on and so forth. With Unstructured Data Option, business users across the organization may benefit from both - structured and unstructured - data at the same time what influences on the efficiency. It also puts most of data in order simplifying simultaneously each user's work.