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September 13, 2011

Sybase revamps its information architecture tool

Integrate business and IT metadata managed in a single tool to streamline data governance, business intelligence

By CBR Staff Writer

Enterprise and mobile software firm Sybase has launched its upgraded modelling and metadata management offering Sybase Power Designer to improve the alignment between business and IT.

With the Sybase Power Designer 16, companies can achieve consistent information architecture throughout their enterprise.

It offers a model-driven approach to empower and align business and IT, and establishes cross-discipline business and technical definitions for a single version of accurate, key information assets.

An organisation’s data governance, business intelligence, integration and consolidation efforts are streamlined with the integration of business and IT metadata managed in a single tool.

Organisations will reduce the time, risk and cost associated with change throughout the entire information architecture when coupled with PowerDesigner 16’s new repository-based enterprise-wide impact analysis, the company said.

Sybase director of product management David Dichmann said the information architecture features found in PowerDesigner 16 allow for easy communication between business strategies and IT implementations, empowering enterprise architects to bridge the gap between the data and the enterprise.

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PowerDesigner 16 support over 80 RDBMSs and provides modernised, role-based user interface based on Windows 7 standards for improved usability and management.

It Enterprise Glossary feature ensures business terms and definitions are established and consistently managed throughout all models, the company said.

The new power designer gives improved link and sync technology with impact analysis in the repository, as well as contains the portal composer allowing a broader community of users to make edits to key information directly through the web interface.

It includes Sybase IQ Reference Architecture Advisor, which allow users to understand the scope and size of their requirements to provide the planning of their Sybase IQ implementation.

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