IBM has introduced new versions of two software products, part of its InfoSphere portfolio, that deliver information on demand to the people, processes and applications that rely on it. The new products help customers create and manage trusted information from across the enterprise to improve business performance.
IBM has introduced a new version of its IBM master data management software. The company plans to release a new version of IBM InfoSphere Information Server, which allows customers to standardize and resolve multicultural name data. In addition, IBM will offer enhanced globalization, extended mainframe support, and improved ease-of-use with new automation features to simplify large-scale information integration projects across the globe.
According to the company, IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management (MDM Server for PIM) helps companies turn product information into a strategic business asset. The new version of the software, previously known as IBM WebSphere Product Center, allows customers to maintain a single view of product information for use throughout an organization as part of a comprehensive master data management strategy. The software is capable of managing millions of products, including product data that differs by geographic location.
IBM claims that the new release of MDM Server for PIM provides several enhancements that make it simpler to deploy and use. An improved user interface makes it easier for users to interact with product information. The software is also now integrated with InfoSphere Information Server so that customers can take advantage of that product’s data cleansing capabilities to improve the quality of information managed by InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM. In addition, improvements to the underlying technology – including use of the JAVA application protocol interface and easy integration with enterprise solutions based on a service-oriented architecture – make MDM Server for PIM faster to roll out.
To help clients share information across SOA projects, the new version of InfoSphere Information Server allows reusable services to be easily published for data access and data processing functions. It also includes advanced security features supporting Web services standards, support for Web 2.0 services using REST and RSS standards, as well as support for direct service publishing from Oracle databases, InfoSphere Master Data Management Server and mainframe data sources. It also automates integration tasks, helping business and IT teams collaborate.