Sypherlink, Inc. enhanced its core Harvester software application. Version 6 offers Harvester Integrator, to provide data movement capabilities, including extracting, transforming and loading (ETL) data into target applications. This component is available in a cloud-ready platform, providing customers a low-cost, high value solution for accelerating their data integration projects while reducing project costs and related risk.
Harvester 6 offers the following functionality:
Improved Collaboration - Harvester's metadata repository support for Oracle and SQL Server gives users the ability to better support collaboration on projects involving enterprise databases.
Improved User Interface / Mapping Tools:
- Tagging functionality for quickly visualizing how systems relate; segmenting data models by phase or by team member;
- Generate Profile Run functionality provides mappers/analysts exactly the right data needed to understand the source system data; and
- Relationship Investigator functionality for one-click, "live" analysis against the entire data source (vs. the analysis against sample data provided in Harvester's automated run) to search matching fields.
Improved Pre-ETL Functionality - "Data Flow Designer" capabilities for improved configuration with packaged ETL tools (i.e. Informatica, Pentaho).
Reporting Options - New canned reports are now available to assist with the pre-ETL process flow, including schema reports, table summary reports, and source mapping reports.