Introduction to IBM Information Server FastTrack
IBM Information Server FastTrack is a tool that belongs to the Infosphere products family and is designed specifically for business and technical analysts, data modelers and developers. It provides a set of quick and straightforward interfaces to rapidly develop data integration (ETL) projects providing the features of an automatic translation of business requirements. FastTrack bridges the gap between the business and the technical user.
The crucial features of Infosphere Fasttrack are: centralized location for specifications, Excel importing and exporting interfaces, DataStage job generation with business rule annotations, automatic data model and business term generation, discovery algorithms to map source to target and support for DataStage Enterprise Edition to further enhance the processing by professional Datastage developers.
IBM Information Server FastTrack is fully integrated into the IBM Information Server platform so that the specifications, metadata and the ETL jobs are shared accross various tools such as Information Analyzer, DataStage Server and Business Glossary.
The Fasttrack application components and objects are as follows: