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Data as a Strategic Asset

Studies have shown that in information-heavy industries such as capital markets, telecom, or health care, data management has become the second largest cost after payroll. Examples of data-management expenses include data federation, data virtualization, and data warehousing.

SlashDB was built to achieve a greater return on the strategic business asset that data has become.

Issues with Data Integration Are Pervasive

If you’re in an information-heavy industry like capital markets, telecommunications, or retail, then data management is probably costing you money—lots of money. Requests for data typically require ad hoc queries or setting up complicated data feeds. The IT support for that work can be a major overhead and can often lead to numerous delays. Additionally, those data feeds may result in local copies of data that can go out of date quickly, which may lead to audit issues and errors in analysis.

Triumph over Data Silos without Disrupting Business Transactions

SlashDB works differently. With SlashDB, important data will remain in their stores of record (the systems originally designed to handle that particular information) but at the same time will be easily accessible to authorized persons and applications through URLs. You can think of it as a transparent shell surrounding your organization’s data assets.

Connecting to this shell is like knowing where to go for information—a central access point but without the problems of traditional data warehousing. Related data is automatically hyperlinked, which allows for seamless integration with an enterprise search engine, so users can simply type what they need and receive a list of links leading to authoritative data sources.

Enable Business Solutions on Mobile Devices

SlashDB’s unique value proposition is the uniform data-access layer for both internal systems and mobile apps. A common HTTP API provides access to underlying data resources in alternative representations (formats) such as JSON, XML, CSV, and HTML.

Your time and budget required for the development of mobile applications can be cut in half because SlashDB takes care of the entire backend. SlashDB frees product managers and developers to focus on the best possible user experience (UX) and functionality instead of losing energy on invisible data-plumbing work.

Empower Analysts to Work with Unobstructed Data

SlashDB forms a single access point to your enterprise’s mission-critical data, which currently may be scattered across various departments and database servers. SlashDB does not require creating a central data warehouse but will enhance its value if you already have one. By accessing data at the source and in full context, users will avoid bulky overnight feeds and, even more importantly, errors from utilizing stale data. Users of SlashDB will be able to create reports and dashboards and perform joint analyses on live data with unparalleled ease.

Integrate Data Assets into Enterprise Search and Eliminate Data Silos

With SlashDB, database records can be accessed by hyperlinks, with relevant records automatically linked to each other. An important and valuable side effect of this feature is the ease of integration with your internal search engine. Business users will be able to search for data using natural language phrases in the same manner that they search your intranet websites. Simplified searches save a lot of time and reduce friction between the business analyst and the data administrator.


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