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Meta Integration is the leading “Metadata Component Provider” to most database, data modeling, data integration, business intelligence, and metadata management tool vendors. Meta Integration OEM software includes the popular Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) for multi-vendor tool integration, and the design tool’s metadata import/export capabilities. In addition, the Meta Integration® Metadata Management (MIMM) web application server provides metadata standardization and governance, metadata life cycle change management, data lineage and impact analysis across a multi-vendor Enterprise Architecture. MITI has established itself as the “Switzerland of Metadata” as expressed by then-Giga Information Group Analyst Lou Agosta in a 2002 IdeaByte article.

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Upcoming Partner Events

Meta Integration is a proud gold sponsor of the 2014 Enterprise Data World (EDW) / Metadata Conference in Austin, Texas, April 27th - May 1st, 2014.
Meta Integration will be part of the exhibits (on Tuesday April 29th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm and on Wednesday April 30th from 1pm to 4pm) in support of our numerous partners at the conference.
In addition, Christian Bremeau and John Friedrich will provide presentations as part of the:

on the following topic:

 
" Metadata Management for Agile Enterprise Architectures with Big Data & New Self-service BI "

For many years, a very large Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) has been at the heart of the Enterprise Architecture (EA), mostly driven by the Information Technology (IT) engineering team. Many of these EDW projects were expensive and often took years to put in place by a highly specialized IT team (often outsourced consultants). Although many of these EDWs evolved through extensions, most of the tools surrounding this traditional EDW rely upon and leverage the stability of the architecture. Though complex, the Extract Transform and Load (ETL) jobs were generally stable, and the Business Intelligence (BI) design paradigm is based upon a DW schema driven reusable business layer (e.g. Business Objects universes), on which thousands of canned reports have been custom build by IT. Big data initiatives and on demand data are changing this , providing direct access to the business users who now need self-service BI technology to analyze the new deluge of data. Even Data Integration (DI) technology is evolving from the more traditional ETL to a new generation of big data or Extract Load and Transform (ELT) driven DI solutions. Furthermore, the new generation of DI and BI tools are usually more affordable than their predecessors. This new business model and associated technologies are often not replacing the traditional EDW, but rather complementing the EDW initiative, or even integrating with it.

With all that going on, we have Metadata Management (MM) and Data Governance (DG) initiatives, which have played a key role in managing and analyzing the classic EDW based Enterprise Architecture (EA) through more and more powerful tools providing, for example, resuse, data lineage and impact analysis. MM is even more critical in the new agile Enterprise Architectures. Indeed, powerful data lineage and impact analysis are even more critical yet in a multi-vendor and multi-technology Data Integration (big data, ETL, ELT) environment. Self-service BI on big data or on demand data requires that we provide even more metadata (Business Glossary, Data Models) to the business users to understand, and often to design BI reports.

In this session we will present this evolving “Big Picture” in a comprehensive and very understandable manner, highlighting the critical importance of metadata management and data governance.

 

Meta Integration Supports Big Data

Meta Integration is proud to announce new support for “Big Data” technologies:

  • MIMB native import from Apache Hadoop Hive servers of Cloudera, DataStax, Hdapt, Hortonworks, and MapR.
  • MIMB native import from Google BigQuery servers
  • MIMB import/export of Big Data based Data Integration (DI/ETL) tools like Talend
  • MIMB import/export of Big Data based Business Intelligence (BI) tools like Tableau

Finally bringing Big Data technologies to Meta Integration's “Big Picture” of the Enterprise Architecture with change management, lineage and impact analysis, and data governance.

Metadata Integration (MI) Solutions

Our Model Bridge...
The need for data movement and data integration solutions is driven by the fact that data is everywhere underneath business applications. The same applies for metadata: metadata is also everywhere underneath the various tools involved in database and software development (data & object modeling), data integration (EAI, ETL, EII), data warehousing, and business intelligence.

Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) is the most complete metadata transformation and integration solution on the market. The strong collaboration with our partners is allowing MITI to provide an unprecedented level of detailed metadata integration, covering metadata standards, such as CWM, and the latest trends from leading ETL, OLAP & BI vendors, in particular the transformation of expressions from ETL, EII, OLAP and BI tools, opening new doors for version management driven lineage & impact analysis in a multi-vendor environment. MIMB also supports change management and updates of complex metadata, in particular in the filed of business intelligence.

The Metadata Integration (MI) solution is:

  • based on the Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) web application enterprise edition
  • for: enterprise tool integration, tool forward/reverse engineering on change management, and legacy tool migration
  • with: unlimited users, and unlimited (all) import and export bridges
  • includes: Automatic Scripting capabilities, Model Browser with Metadata Profiling, and Model based Metadata Reporter, Diagram Visualizer, Graphical Lineage Analyzer
Step 1: Import
MIMB Step 1 Import
Step 2: Subset
MIMB Step 2 Subset
Step 3: Browse
MIMB Step 3 Browse
Step 4: Diagram
MIMB Step 4 Diagram
Step 5: Lineage
MIMB Step 5 Lineage
Step 6: Export
MIMB Step 6 Export

MIMB is also available as OEM Metadata Components embedded in popular ETL, BI, MM or modeling tool, or as a metadata harvesting or metadata integration servers. For example, the MIMB technology has been embedded (OEM) by various software vendors like CA in data modeling, Informatica in ETL data integration, IBM in Business Intelligence, and metadata management solutions.

MIMB offers the largest amount supported tools with the highest level of detailed metadata (click each import or export link for bridge documentation and mapping specifications):
Live Metadata
IBM DB2
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle
Teradata
Other Relational Database via JDBC / ODBC
Big Data (Hadoop Hive, Google BigQuery)
OLAP Database via ODBO / ADOMD
XML DTDs and Schemas
COBOL Copybooks
more...
Data Modeling tools
CA ERwin Data Modeler
Embarcadero ER/Studio
IBM InfoSphere Data Architect
IBM Rational System Architect (Telelogic Popkin)
Oracle Designer
SAP Sybase PowerDesigner
more...
Object Modeling tools
Borland Together
Embarcadero Describe
Gentleware Poseidon
IBM Rational Rose & XDE
IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA)
NoMagic MagicDraw
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
more...
Data Integration tools
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Informatica PowerCenter
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB)
SAP BusinessObjects Data Integration
Synsort DMExpress
Talend
more...
Metadata Repositories
IBM Information Server (Metadata WorkBench)
Informatica Metadata Manager
SAP BusinessObjects Information Stewart
SAS Metadata Manager
more...
Business Intelligence tools
IBM Cognos
Microsoft SQLServer SSAS & SSRS
MicroStrategy
Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE)
SAP BusinessObjects
Tableau
more...

Metadata Management (MM) Solutions

Your lineage complexity...
Metadata Management (MM) has considerably evolved from its original Data Dictionary, Data Registry, Data Standardization and Metadata Repository roots. Today, MM solutions are the critical component behind modern Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Data Governance (DG) initiatives. Indeed MM is at the heart of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions, and in fact a key component of any Master Data Management (MDM) initiative. Recently, Gartner has positioned Metadata Management in 4th position of its Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2008 (see reports from ZDnet, Search CIO, Manufacturing Computer, Computer World)

Understanding the complex data flow lineage in today's multi vendor enterprise architecture is key to explain where data is coming from in critical business reports. In fact, this provides the information traceability answers for the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act compliance.
Understanding the complex data flow in the other direction provides the key impact analysis for proper change management in the enterprise architecture.

Enterprise Architecture through Semantic & Data Flows

Semantic And Data Flows

Metadata Lineage & Impact Analysis: "Quadrant of Use Cases"

Metadata Lineage Quadrant

The Metadata Management (MM) solution is:

  • based on the Meta Integration® Repository (MIR) web application enterprise edition
  • for: data flow and semantic flow with lineage and impact analysis, data governance, data standardization, data dictionary, vocabulary, semantic, ontology, enterprise architecture, life cycle management, change management.
  • with: unlimited users, and unlimited (all) import bridges
  • includes: Graphical Lineage Analyzer, Business Lineage and Impact Analyzer, Enterprise wide Metadata Search Engine and Reporter, Enterprise Configuration Management, Metadata Stitcher, Metadata Configuration Manager, Automatic and Scheduled Metadata Harvester, Metadata Mapper, LDAP User Integration, Role based business and technical web user interface, Role based Metadata Security Manager.

Metadata Versioning (MV) Solutions
The Metadata Versioning (MV) solution is:
  • an Add-on to MM/MIR for unlimited enterprise version and configuration management going beyond "just the current production version"
  • for: historical configuration analysis of previous versions (Sarbanes-Oxley and BASEL II compliance), configuration planning and integration testing of future versions ("What If" scenarios, Impact of Change, Life-Cycle and Change Management), and enterprise level management of multiple distinct and/or complementary repository metadata configurations
  • with: unlimited versioning and repository configurations
  • includes: Version Manager, Configuration Version Manager, Version Migrator

Metadata Authoring (MA) Solutions
The Metadata Authoring (MA) solutions include the following Web enabled integrated toolset:
  • Business Glossary Editor or metadata registry for business users as defined by the ISO-11179 standard for Data Governance and Data Standardization
  • Business Data Documenter or limited model editor to allow business users to fully document physical metadata automatically extracted from live data stores such as RDBMS and Big Data
  • Semantic Lineage Mapper from the Business Glossary to the Conceptual/logical Models, all the way to the Physical Models of the data stores, DI/BI
  • Data Flow Mapper for business users and subject matters to define mapping specifications from structural mapping (tables/entities and columns/attributes) to advanced mapping (lookups, joins, filters)
  • Business Rule Editor for business users to enrich their mapping specifications with business rules from simple code mapping to complex reusable business rules
  • Enterprise Architecture Builder for top down design of an IT Configuration with Data Flow and Semantic Semantic for Enterprise Architecture

  
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News

2013 November, 1st, Meta Integration releases Version 7.2 with numerous improvements and new features on both Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) and the Meta Integration® Metadata Management (MIMM) products.

2013 April, 28th, Meta Integration is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Enterprise Data World (EDW) / Metadata Conference in San Diego, California. Meta Integration part part of the exhibits in support of our numerous partners at the conference.
In addition, Christian Bremeau and John Friedrich present at the Lightning Talk and In Perspective Presentations on the topic of "The big picture of Metadata Management for Data Governance & Enterprise Architecture"

2013 April, 25th, Meta Integration is proud to announce new support for “Big Data” technologies, including native support for Apache Haddop Hive (Cloudera, DataStax, Hdapt, Hortonworks, and MapR), Google BigQuery, and Big Data based Data Integration (DI/ETL) and Business Intelligence (BI) tools.

2013 April, 5th, Meta Integration releases Version 7.1 with numerous improvements and new features on both Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) and the Meta Integration® Metadata Management (MIMM) products.

2012 April, 29th, Meta Integration is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Enterprise Data World (EDW) / Metadata Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Meta Integration part part of the exhibits in support of our numerous partners at the conference.
In addition, Christian Bremeau and John Friedrich present at the Lightning Talk and In Perspective Presentations on the topic of "The big picture of Metadata Management for Data Governance & Enterprise Architecture"

2011, July 12th, CA Technologies signs an OEM agreement with Meta Integration to use the Meta Integration® Metadata Management (MIMM) technology to produce its new CA ERwin Web Portal released in February 2012.

CA ERwin

2011 April, 3rd, Meta Integration is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Enterprise Data World (EDW) / Metadata Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Meta Integration part part of the exhibits in support of our numerous partners at the conference.
In addition, Christian Bremeau and John Friedrich present "So You Are Planning to Build Your Own Metadata Repository?"

2010 March, 14th, Meta Integration is a proud sponsor of the 2010 Enterprise Data World (EDW) / Metadata Conference in San Francisco, California. Meta Integration is part of the exhibits in support of our numerous partners at the conference.
In addition, Christian Bremeau and John Friedrich present: "The Fine Art of Metadata Harvesting" as part of the night school of the conference.

2009 April, 5th, Meta Integration is a proud sponsor of the 2009 Metadata Conference, now renamed "Enterprise Data World (EDW)" in Tampa, Florida. Meta Integration is part of the exhibits in support of our numerous partners at the conference.
In addition, Christian Bremeau and John Friedrich present: "Metadata Integration with Change Management for Popular ETL and BI Tools" as part of the metadata track of the conference.

2008, November 20th, Popular Business Intelligence Toolbox for IT bloger Vincent McBurney (Deloitte Manager) explains: "Oracle and Microsoft Join the MITI Metadata Bridge Love In".

2008, November 19th, Meta Integration presents: "Metadata Integration of Microsoft SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS with Popular Modeling and Design Tools" on Wednesday November 19th, and is also a proud sponsor and will provide demos at the exhibits of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Community Summit 2008 in Seattle (Convention & Trade Center), Washington State.

2008, November 17th, Meta Integration presents: "Using CA ERwin Modeling for Business Intelligence Design" at CA World 2008 in Las Vegas (Venitian), Nevada.

2008 March, 16th, Meta Integration is a proud sponsor of the the Wilshire 2008 Meta-Data Conference and DAMA International Symposium in San Diego, in support of our numerous partners at the conference, and to provide demos at the exibits.

Meta Data Conference 2008

2007 December, 20th, Business Objects signs an OEM agreement with Meta Integration to embed the Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) technology within its Metadata Management (MM) solution.

BusinessObjects

2007 June, 12th, IBM announces Metadata Workbench for IBM Information Server.

IBM

2007 May, 15th, Kalido partners with Meta Integration Technology to power Business Intelligence with Kalido Universal Information Director™.

Kalido

2007, March 7th, Meta Integration participates in the Wilshire 2007 Meta-Data Conference and DAMA International Symposium in Boston

Meta Data Conference 2007

2006, August 8th, CA partners with Meta Integration Technology to optimize use of metadata accross the enterprise.

CA ERwin

2006, April 23rd, Meta Integration participates in the Wilshire 2006 Meta-Data Conference and DAMA International Symposium in Denver.

  • organizes the largest vendor panel on metadata integretion with 14 vendors (slides).
  • presents best practices on metadata integration (slides).
  • offers to see your own metadata in the latest tools and lineage demos at the exibits

2005, December, DM Review's readers nominated Meta Integration as a company that provides total quality customer satisfaction in its December 2005 issue on Readership Merit Awards.

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2005, July 11th, Embarcadero Technologies and Meta Integration Technology Partner to Deliver Data Model-Driven Metadata Integration Solution 2005 July 11 Press Release

2005, June 27th, Meta Integration wins the Cognos Technology Partner Of The Year Award Press Release

2005, February 20th, SAS announces OEM agreement with Meta Integration: Press Release

Publications

ACM SIGMOD 2005 June 14-16: "Meta-Data Version And Configuration Management In Multi-Vendor Environments" 2005 White Paper

DAMA / Wilshire Meta-Data Conference 2005 May 24-25: "Metadata Based Impact and Lineage Analysis Across Heterogeneous Metadata Sources" 2005 Presentation

CA World 2004: "Metadata Flow in a Multi-Vendor Enterprise Toolset" 2004 Presentation

IBM "DB2 Cube Views Getting Started with Meta Integration" 2003 RedPaper

Success Stories

Meta Integration and CA Drive Sales With Symbiotic Solutions 2002 casmart Solution Partner