Why Startup Cinchy Wants to Kill Data Integration
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Traditionally, data had to be processed where the machines are: servers and storage in data centers, cloud clusters and edge devices. However, as data sets have swelled over time due to increasingly heavy applications such as AI and analytics, it has become much more problematic to move all that data from one corner of the Land to another to put them to work.
If Cinchy is successful, all data will become native to where it was created and will never leave home. The Toronto-based software developer wants all processing to be moved to where it needs to be deployed so that data is used as efficiently as possible.
Cinchy, which today released v5.0 of its Dataware platform, claims to provide data management that disconnects data from enterprise applications and reconnects them together in a universal data network, the CEO said. Dan DeMers at VentureBeat. “We want to kill data integration,” he said.
Developed for real-time data collaboration, the Cinchy Dataware platform is designed to address the root cause of data fragmentation and data silos, eliminate the cost and need for time-consuming data integration, and mitigate data duplication risks, DeMers said.
Cinchy, itself based on open-source components, claims with v5.0 extended scalability with the addition of open-source Kubernetes and a PostgreSQL database option.
The birth of a new tech category: dataware
As a new category of technology, “dataware” is taking its place alongside hardware and software by freeing data from applications and breaking down barriers such as data silos and data integration, said CTO and co-founder Karanjot Jaswal in a media advisory.
“That’s what Cinchy brought to life, and the fundamental advancements in version 5.0 go even further: they allow the platform to evolve to meet the needs of the largest and most complex enterprises,” said said Jaswal.
Data software has the potential to revolutionize both software development and analytics, said Joe Hilleary, principal analyst at Eckerson Group, in a media advisory.
“Just as the advent of software decoupled function from hardware and enabled the birth of the modern computer, data software is decoupling data from software to enable a new paradigm of application-independent data”, said Hillary.
Dataware as the next technological revolution
Five-year-old Cinchy sees data software as the next technological revolution, having the same impact as hardware and software, DeMers told VentureBeat.
“It is a category of technologies that allows organizations to free data from the applications used to create, store or analyze it, so that they can better control their data and place it at the center of the IT architecture”, said DeMers. “We got used to data service applications; this new generation of technologies reverses this equation. Dataware delivers greater business value in areas such as accelerating the delivery of digital solutions and improving business agility while providing stronger privacy controls.
What’s in the new version
Cinchy Dataware Platform v5.0 includes the following key features, according to DeMers:
- Extensive scalability: This represents a step forward in scalability on two fronts. First, Cinchy and all of its components can now be deployed on an unlimited number of servers. Second, it can now be fully deployed on Kubernetes for containerization and clustering, simplifying platform deployment and management. It also reduces costs, provides the ability to dynamically activate and deactivate servers and server clusters, and improves monitoring. Finally, since Kubernetes is open source, it can be used in any cloud environment.
- Open source database option: Cinchy Dataware offers PostgreSQL as a new database tier option, extending the existing capability of using Microsoft SQL Server. PostgreSQL is one of the most advanced and powerful open source object-relational database systems available today. it’s reliable, high-performance, standards-based, compliant, works seamlessly with Kubernetes, and comes with a vibrant community to offer ongoing support. This degree of scalability will help organizations reduce licensing fees, DeMers said.
- HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise support: The new release includes features that allow Cinchy Dataware to be integrated with HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise to provide a turnkey platform for enterprise IT and business teams to collaborate and create new business solutions without IT services. complex point-to-point integration. Organizations can deploy and scale digital transformation projects with out-of-the-box capabilities and easy-to-use developer management tools, securely access enterprise data sources, and integrate machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) services.
- Version 5.0 offers a list of improvements core capabilities of the technology, including a working data structure, user-friendly data browser, data persistence as a service, universal data access controls, domain-centric data governance (mesh data) and active metadata.
According to industry analyst G2.com, Cinchy competes in a market that includes the following data management vendors:
- Clearbit Data Enabling Platform
- Cleo Integration Cloud
- Microsoft SQL Server
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