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SyncSort: A Data Integration Solution that Liberates Legacy Data

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

In all the talk surrounding big data, data lakes and data science, it can be easy to forget that most of an enterprises’ most critical data exist in legacy data stores, such as mainframes. As enterprise organizations begin to scale their big data efforts, however, they must liberate that data so that they can integrate it into the modern data pipeline.

Syncsort provides a cross-platform data integration architecture that enables enterprise organizations to free data from these legacy data stores, and then integrate and enrich it with modern data sets stored in data lakes. Moreover, they maintain full data lineage, so they can help organizations understand where data originated and any transformations it had along the way — an essential governance capability.

They provide a comprehensive and integrated data management platform that delivers a unified user experience for the data integration and data quality pipeline, but allow organizations to use only those elements which meet their needs. The result is a flexible cross-platform approach that enables organizations to take data from the cloud, from modern on-premises data stores and legacy data sources and use it wherever and whenever they need it.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).