How It Works

Technology

DataNovata is a strategic tool to remodel application data into easy-to-configure application windows on any modern platform.

DataNovata maps an XML blueprint of any relational database and generates a web-enabled application that reflects the data relationships within business user context. Each read-only application is then licensed to the client to replace of the existing legacy or sunset application.

Each DataNovata application UI can be easily customized to business user or customer needs. Foreign keys that augment the data relationships are easy to add for better data interpretation. Empty tables are ignored and multiple databases can be consolidated for simplified access.

DataNovata applications come in a data compliant application wrapper that includes security, drill-down data analysis, audit trail, reports, annotations, bookmarks and purging.

DataNovata Applications can be viewed through any HTML 5 browser. Clients can also designate their own destination DB server.

The DataNovata Developer Platform is available to Certified Partners to deliver digital transformation solutions to clients as a value-added offering. Certification onboarding typically takes 4 - 6 weeks.

 

> Download the DataNovata Application Standard Features and Benefits data sheet.

Process

  1. Extract Data to Standard RDBMS (use any proprietary ETL tool)
  2. Receive or prepare UI screen content specs
  3. Configure Project
  4. Augment Data Structure as needed
  5. Runtime support checklist (security, reports, housekeeping, preferences)
  6. Implementation, UAT and delivery

 

> Download the DataNovata Technical Overview data sheet.

Platform

Source Platforms

DataNovata has transformed data access from a broad range of hardware OS's, DBMS and application templates. We continue to broaden the scope as more and more clients seek DataNovata as their data application bridge to digital transformation:

Pre-relational OS/DBMS:

  • Adabas
  • DOS/ISAM/VSAM
  • MVS/CICS
  • VSE/CICS
  • VME/IDMS/IDMSX

Relational OS/DBMS:

  • AS400/OS400/i-Series
  • DB2
  • Informix
  • ingres/PostGres
  • Oracle
  • SQL
  • Sybase
  • Unidata
  • UNIX

Application Templates:

  • BPCS
  • Data 3
  • JBA
  • M3
  • Movex
  • Oracle Financial
  • PICS
  • System 21
  • Sun Accounts
  • Various ERPs

Destination Platforms

  • Enterprise DB
  • MariaDB
  • PostGres
  • MS SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • SQL Azure

How to budget Your DataNovata Modernization Program

 

How to Buy DataNovata 

Each application requires a unique license key. Application licenses are calculated based on: 

  • the source platform
  • the number of databases/applications
  • the length of the license term.

Platform licenses are tiered along predictable platform segments:

  1. Mainframe
  2. Mid-range
  3. Low-end client server

The longer the term, the higher the number of databases or applications included in the license, the greater the economy of scale.

 

Source Through your Trusted Vendor Partner

The DataNovata Developer Platform is available to IT Solutions Providers as a value-added service to clients. Certified Partner Onboarding and training in DataNovata Certification usually takes 4 - 6 weeks. Talk to your trusted services provider about DataNovata, or talk to DataNovation Ltd. about our existing Certified Partners that may be operating in your region. We are happy to welcome more partners on-board.

 

DataNovata Certified Partner tag

 

Estate Rationalization

In planning your application cost optimization strategy, it is advisable to plan across your entire application estate. Every application you manage has a different operating cost. Rationalizing on a case-by-case basis can leave you with a remnant of applications stuck on legacy platforms. When you rationalize cost-benefits across the broader estate you achieve a measurable ROI and leave nothing behind.

>  Download the DataNovata Application Costing Questionnaire to help calculate the cost of maintaining existing application licenses.

 

Exercise the Trial License Option 

A trial license program will help you determine whether DataNovata is the right strategy for your data modernization, cost optimization and/or data governance strategy. DataNovata technicians will render a proof of concept based on a segment of the database you provide and deliver the DataNovata application for proof of concept (usually 3 - 4 weeks).

You get 60 days to evaluate the PoC application before you need to upgrade to a full application license. Then you can roll the cost of decommissioning into the savings you will gain within your OpEx budget, requiring no additional capital. 

Data Quality and Compliance Checks

All data is sourced and verified from the existing client estate. No additional sources of data will be referenced in the creation of the designated Data Application.

The data is verified post-application generation that it reflects accurately the mirror-image of the data source used to constitute the application. Client implementation occurs only after client verification has been reviewed and accepted with full integrity.

All DataNovata-generated applications are 'read-only'. Data augmentation by end-user input is virtually impossible by nature of the application container. All system access is logged within an audit trail.

Database hosting is to client preference, to host within their existing infrastructure or to source a 3rd-party host. DataNovation Ltd. does not host client databases. Access to the DataNovata application can be secured through the client’s existing system access protocols.

Case Studies

Industry Platform Application
Insurance & Financial Services IBM CICS > MR1
Publishing UNIX/Oracle > Business File
Insurance HP/UX, Sybase > Bespoke Application
Public Sector ICL/Fujitsu VME > CTAX, HBIS, OAP, UniPay/PER, PALS, HREP
Consumer Goods 11 x iSeries/AS400's > Infor (BPICS), System 21, Data3, Various ERP apps

Testimonials

“We recognised that we needed to implement an archiving solution as part of our application rationalisation programme. We chose DataNovata as it provided us with a secure and on-demand method of retrieving legacy data from decommissioned applications.”

Giles Baxter UK & IS Change Director, RSA

“DataNovata significantly improved our ability to respond to the requirements of the business and retain Yell’s competitive edge.”

 

 

Kelly Butcher Business File Systems Manager, Yell

“DataNovata exceeded our expectations. The team quickly understood what we were trying to achieve and we have found DataNovata to be robust and easy to use. I would certainly recommend DataNovata to anyone wishing to decommission applications.”

Stewart Sawinski Technical Architect Controller, SSL

“The DataNovata applications not only replicate the original applications’ enquiries, but do so with a considerably improved & more intuitive user interface”

 

Gary Steng IT Infrastructure Manager, Northampton Borough Council

News

August 22, 2017

DataNovata's Launch of HTML5 Browser Application

Announcing the availability of DataNovata HTML5: developers and end-users will have even greater flexibility over application styling, data integration and administrative control.

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July 06, 2017

DataNovata's digital platform is selected by GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace has initiated a project for DataNovata applications to reduce cost, improve accessibility and meet compliance regulations for some of its databases. This is part of GKN’s overall IT modernization strategy.

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June 20, 2017

ResQSoft of Virginia USA signs MoU to partner on DataNovata implementations

This US-based application migration specialist sees the value of data-only migrations within DataNovata application wrappers as a low-cost  digital transformation solution for non-production systems.

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June 16, 2017

DataNovata listed in Gartner Market Guide for Structured Archiving and Application Retirement.

Gartner listed DataNovation in its June 2017 Market Guide for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement for DataNovata. Only 13 vendors were included within this category.*

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April 06, 2017

DataNovation was recently listed as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Plan for Data Archiving and Application Retirement Before Moving to SAP Hana report.

DataNovation was recently listed as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Plan for Data Archiving and Application Retirement Before Moving to SAP Hana report.

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July 01, 2016

DataNovata Developer Platform Release to 3rd-Party Solution Providers

DataNovation Ltd. announces the formal Certification training program by which Trusted Vendor Solution Providers can install the DataNovata Developer System within their own environment and develop data application solutions to assist their clients in their digital transformation journey.

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March 18, 2016

Block Asset Technologies signs Partner Agreement for Financial Sector

Block Asset Technologies (BAT) has signed an agreement with NSC to market and sell DataNovata: The Enterprise Application Data Bridge to the financial services market.

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