Solutions

Solutions

Migration Optimization

IT Challenge:

  • Avoiding 'cost creep' due to the volume of historical data.
  • Limiting 'scope creep' deciding what data to bring over to the new system.
  • Retiring the original application quickly after migration.
  • Keeping resources 'on-point' post-migration to ensure smooth clean up and transition.

What data do you really need to carry forward into the new production platform? How will this impact the length of your application migration cycle?

Solution

 

  • Consolidate all your application data into DataNovata to define your data migration path with more clarity.
  • Keep reference-only historical data within the DataNovata application for easy retrieval.
  • Carry forward only active transaction data to the new system platform.
  • Avoid scope creep and budget creep by stripping the migration to its bare essentials.
  • Use DataNovata to consolidate and secure the historical records in an easy-to-access digital application platform.

How it works...

Accessible Archiving

IT Challenge:

  • Data compliance and customer services require many years of historical data to be available.

  • Easily-retrievable archive data formats are not available for all applications.

  • Easily-retrievable archive data formats are not available for all applications.

  • IT has to be in a state of readiness to provide access to archived data.
  • Some system workloads are inflated because of the lack of an accessible archiving solution.

Solution

 

  • Use DataNovata applications to provide a customizable application front-end to any archive data storage, without requiring constant IT support.
  • Each DataNovata application viewer maintains a secure audit trail with purge features to manage the requirements of data compliance and governance.

How it works...

Application Decommissioning

IT Challenge:

  • Data retention policies, traditional business practices and M&A activity have extended the use of some applications past their technology lifecycle.
  • Modernization brings potential disruption, uncertainty and questionable economic advantage.
  • As IT introduces new systems, the disparity between old and new stretches internal resources without a clear quantification of cost.
  • IT is challenged by a paradox: to introduce efficiencies that may destabilize business user operations, with no turnkey solution to effect change across the board.

Customers of DataNovata are amazed at how much more efficient the DataNovata application is at providing data access than the source application.

Solution

 

  • Use a DataNovata application to provide business users with enriched views of their data in a workflow they recognize.
  • Host the data on a digital platform,
  • Decommission the original application.
  • Reduce OpEx without risking CapEx.

Customers of DataNovata are amazed at how much more efficient the DataNovata application is at providing data access than the source application.

How it works...

Data Governance & Risk (GDPR)

IT Challenge:

  • Digital data collection and records management affect storage, accountability and rights of access. Data protection statutes obligate compliance through risk of financial penalties and legal action.
  • Older systems that have not been adapted to digital platform can expose organizations to penalties for non-compliance.
  • IT has to juggle support for access to older systems with privacy and permission concerns.

Solution

 

  • Consolidate historical data from multiple databases into a DataNovata application for a single point of view of each data subject from any web-enabled device on a digital platform.
  • Establish data access protocols based on right-to-privacy mandates.
  • Set data retention policies within the DataNovata application to support your industry mandates.
  • Track data provenance to verify source and validity of data within the database application.
  • Define rights-to-access filters across consolidated databases, to manage privacy controls.

How it works...

Data-as-a-Service

IT Challenge:

  • Siloed databases and disparate data streams flow into the enterprise.
  • Lakes of data are un-prepared for modeling and analysis.
  • Analytics engines run below their utilization capacity.
  • Data preparation is a long, drawn-out, semantic process.

Solution

 

  • Collect multiple data sources into a single, semantic layer.
  • Automate the schema analysis for immediate visualization.
  • Moderate and augment the data relationships in high-level scripts.
  • Analyze data flows and present use-cases that optimize the data’s commercial value.

How it works >

Digital Transformation

IT Challenge:

  • Customers are demanding more and more digital solutions to support their devices imposing rapid change in IT Development, Infrastructure and Operations.
  • DevOps collaboration with Agile Methodologies can barely keep up with the demand for new applications.
  • Older systems are parked off to the side of the IT Roadmap widening the gap between existing and planned IT services.

Solution

 

  • Bridge from old to new by generating a series of DataNovata applications to supply digital access to aging data systems.
  • Gradually phase out the analog systems as your enterprise advances through its digital transformation journey.

How it works...

Mesh Application Service Architecture

IT Challenge:

  • Siloed applications and monolithic architectures.
  • Mixed bag of data services that lack integration.
  • Legacy and digital platforms do not converse.
  • Rip-and-replace costs cannot be funded.

Solution

 

  • Mediated APIs across a portfolio of applications.
  • Data-as-a-service mounted on low-cost storage.
  • Managed data streams for specific service delivery.
  • Seamless access to archive and production data.
  • Centralized archival store on digital platform for data governance.

How it works >

Cloud Migration

IT Challenge:

  • Opportunities to leverage the efficiencies of Cloud Services are being stymied by application technologies that are not adaptable to cloud migration.
  • IT is forced to maintain onsite resources that are no longer part of its strategic direction in order to service business users with data access.

Solution

 

  • Bridge from old to new using DataNovata to view the application databases on a modernized cloud platform through any web-enabled device.
  • Consolidate data from different application sources to provide an iPaaS solution for your users and customers.

How it works...

Application Portfolio Rationalization

IT Challenge:

  • As the organization has grown it has accumulated a variety of different applications with overlapping functions, each bearing its own cost of license and support.
  • Modernization brings potential disruption, uncertainty and questionable economic advantage.
  • Economic pressure is being applied to reduce overall cost of IT operations, yet vendors are not able to provide support below a reasonable margin.
  • Migration of all databases into one application is a slow, methodical process of testing, executing and retraining.

Solution

 

  • Migrate all application views into a consolidated DataNovata application.
  • Set a policy that all data prior to YYYY/MM/DD will be through the consolidated application viewer.
  • Decommission redundant applications.
  • Continue on the strategic application platform at reduced cost.

DataNovata's data application generator gives you multiple ways to look at data relationships, to support users familiar with different application user interfaces.

How it works...

Data Modernization

IT Challenge:

  • Interpretation of data from core applications is restricted by the data structure and dbms.
  • Modern systems are not reverse-compatible with older.
  • Modernizing older systems appears more complex than the perceived economic value.
  • The enterprise cannot fully embrace digital transformation.

Solution

  • Extract the database from its source application to an rdbms.
  • Use DataNovata to create an xml blueprint.
  • Add foreign keys using simple scripts within the Data Architect module to build a better view of the data within a modern application viewer.
  • Consolidate multiple databases for better inquiry, reporting and analysis.

How it works...

DataNovata Regional Office Location Contact Information

England (Head Office)

Barlow House, 4 Minshull Street,
Manchester, M1 3DZ, UK

North America

31 Disera Drive, Suite 250
Vaughan Ontario
L4J 0A7

Europe

Cortijada los Rincones de Mizala
Calle Mizala, 1
Sorbas
04270

Asia Pacific

34a Mulyan Street,
Como West, Sydney,
NSW 2226, Australia