CA Updates ERwin: Visualize Your Way To The Cloud
CA Technologies has updated its ERwin Data Modeler solution to help enterprises collaborate and visualize data. But what's really noteworthy is that CA is promoting ERwin Data Modeler r8 as a way to take a good, close look at an organization's move to the cloud and plan accordingly.
The concept: ERwin allows users, development teams, and partners to simply and collaboratively put together complex data structures and see exactly how their IT resources are being used, according to CA's press release.
CA says that ERwin-produced model visualizations can provide increased responsiveness to change, insight into compliance issues, and increased confidence in cloud migrations by showing what data needs to stay on premises.
Other new features that CA's plugging in the new ERwin release are customizable workspaces (including back-end scripting and reusable model formatting themes), integration with SAP BusinessObjects solutions for enterprise-wide reporting, and better support for the IBM DB2 relational model database server.
At least on paper, CA's updated ERwin sounds like a potential way for cloud integrators to easily present the case for cloud migrations to customers – or show the benefits if they've already begun.