Accessing & Managing Data Through Middleware

ETL is powerful middleware applications that automates and execute vital data processes particularly for creating and populating data marts from a range of internal or external database sources. Data conversion is an another important feature of ETL tools which solve any to any conversion like XML to CSV, Any Database to XML,XML to EDI, HIPAA to XML, HL7 to XML etc.

The basic objective ETL Tools is extracting, transforming and loading of data from database source to another and accelerate enterprises data integration process fast. Here are the 3 main components of ETL Tool are:

• Central Repository : Where all the business rules and mapping objects are saved
• Design Studio : Offers wizard-driven, graphical ability to document data business rules as they relate to validations, mapping
• Run-time Execution Engine:Where the mapping rules and data flow transactions are executed on incoming data files and messages

Key ETL Tools Capabilities:

A powerful ETL Tools should have the following capabilities to perform extract , transform and loading of data and support data integration process
• Data Mapper : Should be web-based, graphical design tool that makes it really easy to specify data conversion, validation and data cleansing rules to process the incoming data.
• Data Schemas and Transport : Support processing of data in any format whether it is Text or CSV, XML, any Databases (such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Suite, DB2, Sybase), EDI, HIPAA, ACORD AL3, any Fixed-Length file format, or any other format
• Monitoring: provides Process Engine console where all deployed process flows can be viewed and all currently running processes can be monitored

With such functionality ETL software is a flexible and powerful B2B product that is a perfect platform to create many types of data connectivity solutions and address different types of data integration needs.

What To Look Out For When Choosing The Right Anti-Virus Software

When you have a computer, it is very important to protect your computer and your files from viruses that are all over the Internet. But how do you choose the anti-virus software that is right for you? Here are some steps, provided by Rob Smith from Dev4 – a leading software development company in Aberdeen, Scotland –  that you can take to find the right anti-virus program for you and for your computer.

The first thing that you have to do is figure out if your computer already has software for security on it. Very often you will find that you are able to upgrade to the latest version by taking time to download files or even requesting a DVD to be sent in the mail to you. If you have it already, contact the software provider through email or telephone.

The second thing that you want to do when you are choosing an anti-virus program is to get to know your computer. You want to know what versions of hardware are going to work with the different anti-virus programs. It helps to do some research online and find out what products are better than the others for your computer.

The third thing to do is to get an anti-virus program that will include either anti-spam or anti-spy ware features, since this is going to increase your protection. You will find that this will give you several good advantages and fewer headaches.

Fourth, if you cannot decide which one you should choose, look online for the reviews of the different anti-virus software that you are considering and see what other people think about them. Often times most users will rate the different anti-virus software by the protection, ease of use and what they liked and did not like about