Data Integration Easier Than Watching TV
Whoever said watching TV rots the brain has never tried watching TV at my house. Determining which boxes to turn on, following the proper sequence, and finding a specific show or movie is a strenuous mind exercise. Memory, applied logic, attention, and lots of patience are required.
Why? Because there are three remote devices on my coffee table that collectively feature 146 buttons to control my TV, media player, settop box and BluRay player, providing access to a complex web of screen menus that seemingly can only be navigated by a member of Mensa (or a ten year old – unfortunately my oldest is only 8).
Very few categories of technology products are more complicated than remote control home entertainment devices. One of them is data integration tools.
The number of tools required to integrate data across different systems can be mind-numbing. For common use cases such as data warehousing, application integration, and eCommerce, it’s not unusual to find multiple tools applied to a single project.
It can be extremely challenging for an IT staff to manage a data integration environment that requires the cobbling together of dozens of highly specialized tools for things like DDL generation, data transformation, target data load, metadata management, job scheduling, operations monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting. The challenge is even harder when some of those tools feature command line interfaces with cryptic scripting languages, or non-intuitive GUIs.
If the Holy Grail in home entertainment is an easy to use universal remote, then the Holy Grail in data integration is a unified platform that makes data replication, integration, and synchronization easy, fast and reliable. Those are the core design principles that guide HVR.
Our software features a single platform that delivers comprehensive functionality for building, managing and maintaining data integration flows. Installation and set-up can be completed in a matter of minutes, with no limits on data flow complexity or number of sources, targets, and mappings. Your developers access all capabilities through an easy-to-use graphical user interface. Productivity starts immediately, without the steep learning curve associated with the command line interfaces found in most replication and integration tools.
None of this is to suggest that HVR software will allow you to turn over your next mission critical data integration project to a ten year old. But it will dramatically simplify life for your IT staff while lowering your operating costs and accelerating your deployment cycles.