With our bi-directional support for QlikView in expressor 3.5 and the new performance features in 3.6, we now offer a very powerful technology solution stack for any data warehousing and BI initiative.
Michael Waclawiczek, VP Marketing, expressor
Burlington, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
expressor software, the leading provider of simplified data integration software, announced today the general availability of expressor 3.6, which features several major areas of enhancement for the company’s data integration platform.
In this new release, the expressor Engine now offers superior data processing performance necessary to address Big Data requirements by introducing partition-parallelism capabilities into the 3.x product line. The core of the patented expressor Engine architecture is based on a multi-process approach, where each operator within an expressor Dataflow is treated as a separate multi-threaded process that runs in parallel. This unique Engine design enables the expressor Engine to scale linearly for high-performance processing ensuring that expressor can effectively scale into larger hardware configurations. Expanding on performance and Big Data, expressor 3.6 also introduces Teradata's native TPT protocol for high-performance data loading into the Teradata appliance. Both partition-parallelism and TPT support are available as part of a new edition, expressor 3.6 Enterprise Edition. [See companion press release announcing expressor’s expansion into Big Data].
"We have recently completed a set of high-performance benchmark tests at the Teradata Labs," said Steve Frechette, VP of Engineering at expressor. "The TPC-H test results are very impressive and show linear scaling of the expressor Engine achieving load speeds in excess of 500,000 rows per second in a single disk configuration."
Configuring the expressor Engine for partition parallelism is extremely simple. Developers design their ETL operations as in previous versions of the product, and then graphically specify the level of parallelism for each operator as well as the processing algorithm that best meets their application needs. Beyond that, any additional optimization is handled automatically by the expressor Engine.
In addition to the high-performance data processing enhancements, expressor 3.6 features over 40 significant user interface and usability improvements ranging from visual icon enhancements, to context sensitive help suggestions, to the Dataflow canvas tool enhancements, to multi-select artifact improvements. These latest enhancements further simplify the creation and editing of expressor Dataflow applications.
“We continue to roll out major new functionality at a rapid pace," commented Michael Waclawiczek, VP of Marketing of expressor. "With our bi-directional support for QlikView in expressor 3.5 and the new performance features in 3.6, we now offer a very powerful technology solution stack for any data warehousing and business intelligence initiative.”
The expressor 3.6 Data Integration Platform is available immediately and is supported on Windows and Linux platforms. expressor 3.6 Enterprise Edition is priced on an annual subscription basis at 30,000 dollars/server regardless of the size of the server machine. The Teradata TPT connector is an optional component of the expressor 3.6 Enterprise Edition. For additional information about expressor, download a 30-day trial of the expressor Studio development tool at http://www.expressorStudio.com.
About expressor software
expressor software delivers simplified data integration software that is easy to use, powerful, and affordable. Unlike traditional approaches, expressor is powered by an innovative metadata foundation that simplifies data mapping and enables reuse to improve time-to-value. With a rapidly growing community of over 20,000 unique users, expressor is helping organizations such as SKECHERS USA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Viverae, Western World, LABVANTAGE, and BHI Energy integrate on-premises and cloud data sources with their business critical applications. For more information visit http://www.expressor-software.com or view our community forum at http://www.expressorCommunity.com.