Companies in almost every industry are now generating huge volumes of network or customer interaction-related, semi-structured data that they need to analyze, but traditional BI technology is not suited for analyzing this data with little or no latency
San Mateo, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2007
Skytide, a leading provider of next-generation analytical solutions, today announced general availability of Skytide Analytical Platform Version 2.2, the latest version of its award-winning BI solution. Analytical Platform Version 2.2 includes significant product enhancements to support multi-terabyte data analysis; a single interface that can serve multiple user types; and extended integration options to support any reporting tool and any data source.
Key new product features in Analytical Platform 2.2 include:
- Ability to handle ten terabytes or more of data per day
- Ability to build very large models to support analysis of a large data set without sampling
- Rapid system recovery with Skytide Persistent Cube
- Near real-time results for analysis and reports with Skytide Incremental Update
- Support for differing levels of BI expertise
- Available as standalone or web-based configuration
- Full JDBC/ODBC support to integrate with any reporting tool
- Full REGEX support to enable access to any data source
Skytide Analytical Platform is the first BI software that links traditional and non-traditional data sources to uncover the hidden details behind a company's key business metrics. Because Skytide operates on data where it resides - without a data warehouse or any ETL required - companies are able to analyze massive volumes of data in near real-time. It is also the first and only solution available today that can understand complex data from virtually any source, including semi-structured data such as log files, XML, and HTML. And since Skytide uses XML to tie together different pieces of the BI stack into a small-footprint, "virtual" technology stack, customers enjoy dramatically reduced cost, complexity and time-to-implement.
Target markets for Skytide's technology include Web traffic networks, e-commerce sites, communications networks, data centers, and other companies generating billions of transaction records every day that are stored in log files on filers outside of databases and data warehouses. Valuable business information is hidden within this transaction data that could be used to understand and measure customer value, manage service level agreements and quality of service, and provide insights into system performance. And yet, because of the sheer volume of data - and the fact that it comes from multiple sources and in unpredictable formats - analysis of this data has proven too great a challenge for traditional business intelligence (BI) tools.
"Companies in almost every industry are now generating huge volumes of network or customer interaction-related, semi-structured data that they need to analyze, but traditional BI technology is not suited for analyzing this data with little or no latency," said Joseph Rozenfeld, vice president of strategy and solutions at Skytide. "Skytide was specifically designed to address both the format complexity and the volume of data generated by today's transactional networks. Skytide Analytical Platform 2.2 brings the industry's most robust capabilities to large-volume data environments."
Skytide is a leading provider of next-generation analytical solutions that provide an unprecedented view into what is driving business performance. Skytide's award-winning technology uses XML as a common layer to dramatically reduce system complexity while offering advanced functionality that cannot be achieved by traditional BI technology. Application areas for Skytide technology include contact centers, risk and security management, compliance, and other areas of business that generate significant volumes of mission-critical unstructured and semi-structured data. Skytide partners include IBM, Sun Microsystems and Inxight. Based in San Mateo, Calif., Skytide is a privately held company funded by Granite Ventures and El Dorado Ventures. For more information about Skytide, please visit http://www.skytide.com.