JackBe is best known for its Presto mashup software, which allows users to bring together and visualize data from multiple sources. It has also offered a real-time analytics product that incorporates
The latter product as well as Presto will continue to be offered in stand-alone form.
The suite will include four main components, including an integration layer based on a webMethods product for pulling in data from "systems, processes and sensors," a
JackBe technology along with a number of webMethods products, including Performance Process Manager, will provide an analytics and mashup layer for filtering and organizing the data.
Finally, Presto will serve as the visualization layer, and
The JackBe deal is the latest in a string of smaller acquisitions by
Adding JackBe to the mix gives
"Most organizations still have enterprise data warehouses and departmental data marts," he said via email. "These require batch processes to integrate the data, aggregate it and denormalize it (flatten it out to optimize for reporting and analytics). This takes time."
While "you won't get complete comprehensive analytics (like time series) by analyzing data directly from operational / transactional data sources, in certain use cases low latency trumps comprehensiveness," he added. "That's JackBe's sweet spot: reporting and analyzing data directly from data sources, bypassing DWs, and doing this in a 'mashup' fashion where business users can get most of the work done on their own, with minimal support from IT."
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