Catalogic Software unveiled the newest version of its flagship software featuring expanded in-place database virtualisation technology. Catalogic ECX 2.6 lowers the time and effort needed to deliver secure copies of data to IT and business users. The newly version adds application-aware support for InterSystems Caché and Epic Electronic Health Record, SAP HANA, and increases Microsoft SQL Server support to physical hosts.
According to Ken Barth, CEO at Catalogic Software, "Demand for fast, secure access to application data has never been greater. And delivering data quickly enough to meet the needs of IT, development and business analytics teams is becoming a critical issue for organisations to stay competitive. By continuing to expand the scope of our application coverage, we are able to bring our unique value proposition to more customer use cases. Catalogic's copy automation software enables user self-service to deliver real-world efficiencies for a variety of use cases: analytics intelligence, software development, or anything that relies on near real-time data access."
As the market's independent "in-place" CDM solution, Catalogic ECX administers the snapshot, replication and cloning technologies of the current storage and virtual infrastructure in a customer setting. This in-place approach does not require further infrastructure for the customer to buy and manage. Further, because ECX doesn't copy data onto a third-party device running separate hardware and a proprietary file system, organisations have the promise of knowing that development projects are being done on the same storage that will be employed when applications are transferred into production. This helps ensure that applications will work as expected in production, and it substantially reduces risk.
David Floyer, CTO and Co-Founder at Wikibon mentioned, "Catalogic's in-place approach makes a great deal of sense for software development environments. By automating, tracking and auditing copy delivery and access, every member of the development team has faster access to the most recent versions of data. By automating the workflows and eliminating security and compliance problems, experience has shown that programmer output can be improved by 2x or greater, reducing cost and improving time to value for development."
Users and partners are responding to the value proposition of Catalogic ECX, which offers a single tool set across heterogeneous vendor storage arrays to allow essential use cases, such as:
· Rapid, application-aware data protection and recovery leveraging storage snapshots
· Signficantly expedited Dev-Test infrastructure deployment
· Integration of copy delivery with DevOps tools and workflows
· Automated disaster recovery with non-disruptive DR testing
Jamie Shepard, Senior Vice President Transformative Advisory Services and Healthcare for Lumenate said, "Catalogic ECX has transformed how Lumenate engages with our customers. Over the past several years, the entire sales model has changed for our industry. It has gone from a data centre outward conversation, to what is now an end user inward conversation. This decentralised business user model has caused additional strains on internal IT that is trying to provide a service oriented approach to the end user. Catalogic ECX is that business model bridge for IT, and for the Lumenate sales team. Our Business Development Managers can now fully address the end user: in this case the application owners, DBAs, EMR Director of HIMMs and development teams. In a very unique and business beneficial way, we are helping internal IT provide a service via Catalogic ECX."
Catalogic's simple, cost-effective, array-based licensing model also wipes out the need to increase licensing when expanding a database environment. The software will be released later this month.