Over time, the number of legacy applications developed to support an enterprise’s operations grows significantly. Many of these applications are silo applications that recognize inputs from and deliver outputs to hard-coded interfaces only. Disconnected applications are unacceptable in today’s 24×7 always-online environments. Applications that were never intended to work with each other now must cooperate closely in real-time.
Shadowbase software performs whatever data transformation is required to format the database changes as read from the transaction log into usable events for the target application. Fields must be remapped from a source schema to a target schema, and can be eliminated, combined, or aggregated, while data values can be reformatted. Related data can be added from a local database. In short, any enrichment of the data required by the target application can be performed by Shadowbase technology, enabling maximum flexibility for source and target feeds.
HPE Shadowbase Streams is a heterogeneous facility that integrates critical data generated by one application and distributes it to to be acted upon immediately by other applications. Legacy applications that were never intended nor designed to work together can now interoperate with the enterprise using HPE Shadowbase software as the data distribution fabric. This powerful, efficient, and flexible architecture enables a real-time enterprise (RTE) to rapidly deliver information where and when it is needed in the format needed without customer application modification, ensuring organizational responsiveness. The application’s workload is optimized to make functional use of the delivered data.
Today’s enterprise business intelligence environments require real-time change data capture updates from legacy systems integrated with online data warehouse systems. (An online data warehouse has updates streaming into it from HPE Shadowbase software to keep the warehouse’s data current.) Shadowbase real-time integration software solutions can load the business intelligence environment without impacting the operational systems that provide the data.