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Ab Initio

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Ab Initio specializes in high-volume data processing applications and enterprise application integration. The Ab Initio products are provided on a user friendly homogeneous and heterogeneous platform for parallel data processing applications.

Category

ETL Software

Features

•Application specification, design, and implementation
•Business rules specification and implementation
•A single engine for all aspects of application execution
•Application orchestration
•Operational management (monitoring, scheduling, and so on)
•Software development life cycle management
•Metadata capture, analysis, and display

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Proprietary

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Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

What is best?

•A single engine for all aspects of application execution
•Application orchestration
•Operational management (monitoring, scheduling, and so on)
•Software development life cycle management
•Metadata capture, analysis, and display

What are the benefits?

•Data management, including very large data storage (hundreds of terabytes to petabytes), data discovery, analysis, quality, and masking
•Reusability of logic between batch and real-time applications
•High performance in all execution models (hundreds of thousands of messages per second in real-time)
•Robust connections to messaging systems, including all standard products, and ability to handle even proprietary information buses
•Native support for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and every data format, including XML
•XA support (if you really need it – you might not, because Ab Initio’s checkpointing system is far more efficient)

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Ease of use
7.4
5.6
Features & Functionality
7.6
6.6
Advanced Features
7.4
6.1
Integration
7.5
6.3
Performance
7.5
6.4
Customer Support
7.6
6.8
Implementation
7.1
Renew & Recommend
5.8
Bottom Line

Ab Initio has a single architecture for processing files, database tables, message queues, web services, and metadata. This same architecture enables virtually any technical or business rule to be graphically defined, shared, and executed.

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Ab Initio specializes in high-volume data processing applications and enterprise application integration. The Ab Initio products are provided on a user friendly homogeneous and heterogeneous platform for parallel data processing applications.

These applications perform functions relating to fourth generation data analysis, batch processing, complex events, quantitative and qualitative data processing, data manipulation graphical user interface (GUI)-based parallel processing software which is commonly used to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data.

Ab Initio has a single architecture for processing files, database tables, message queues, web services, and metadata. This same architecture enables virtually any technical or business rule to be graphically defined, shared, and executed. It processes data in parallel across multiple processors, even processors on different servers.

It can run the same rules in batch, real-time, and within a service-oriented architecture (SOA). It supports distributed checkpoint restart with application monitoring and alerting. And, this same architecture enables end-to-end metadata to be collected, versioned, and analyzed by non-technical users. Core to Ab Initio is the simple idea that everything should be graphical. Applications should be graphical. Rules should be graphical. Orchestration, metadata, data management, and so on – no matter how big or complex, all should be graphical.

Let’s start with applications. The Ab Initio EME goes far beyond just lineage and impact analysis. It is a complete enterprise-class and enterprise-scale metadata solution architected to manage the metadata needs of business users, technical developers, and operational staff. It handles many types of metadata from different technologies in three categories: business, technical, and operational.

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  • Brodie
    January 2, 2018 at 8:23 am

    High performance in all execution models. Metadata capture, analysis, and display.

    Company size

    Enterprise (>1001)

    User Role

    IT Support

    User Industry

    Construction

    Rating
    Ease of use8

    Features & Functionality8.9

    It enables distributed and parallel execution, platform-independent data transport, establishing checkpoints and monitoring of the process. Ab Initio collects and processes massive amounts of data from the widest array of source using any and all hardware resource available. It makes it possible to scale applications infinitely as data volumes grow.

    Advanced Features8.4

    Integration8.9

    Training 8.9

    Customer Support8.9

    Implementation8.7

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    It provides graphical process orchestration, as well as complete job monitoring and scheduling. It natively speaks complex data formats and structures, including legacy and international data.

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