Posted By: Alysha Brown
Data comes from many different sources. There is so much data companies need to be paying attention to today: new data and old data; data in new systems and data in older systems. There are many solutions available to help collect new incoming data and analyze it to get insight from it faster and faster. This is critical for business, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. There is more under the surface, which companies cannot ignore.
The majority of data available for valuable insight is hiding, trapped in legacy systems. Yet, given the size of this problem, there are not many solutions focused on tapping into the wealth of data that already exists. Moreover, it is not the collection of data companies should focus on, but the connection of data. In the era of Big Data, integration of legacy systems has become an increasing pain point for companies.
At FairCom, we know this is the real-word scenario. Much of the world still runs on the valuable systems built on COBOL and Btrieve and that data must not remain isolated. These legacy systems typically face integration problems, making it extremely costly to connect to this data.
The birth of our c-treeRTG product in 2012 introduced technology that focused primarily on simplicity, offering a solution that made it easy for companies to get up-and-running to begin tapping into their wealth of data immediately. We introduced a “hands-off” approach to data integration. Implementing c-treeRTG for COBOL, for example, requires no touching of the data.
In our V2 release of the c-treeRTG product we have focused on increasing the power of integration. We have addressed two aspects of this issue:
- Integration of our c-treeRTG solution with your application
- Integration of your data with other applications through new interfaces
Integration with Your Application
c-treeRTG seamlessly replaces your file system with robust FairCom client/server technology, which has been proven in mission-critical installations around the world. In this release we have improved our support for popular compilers, so more than ever c-treeRTG is tightly integrated with your applications. This change improves stability, high availability, and scalability by adding ACID transactions, real-time backups, and automatic restores.
Integration with Other Applications
The other aspect of integration has been providing stronger SQL capabilities for more powerful integration between data and reporting and analytical tools. For example, our COBOL product now allows you to create SQL indices for COBOL data so you can better handle data that does not easily translate into the relational SQL model. Our BTRV product now offers SQL interfaces.
The second version of c-treeRTG delivers COBOL and BTRV solutions that are both easy to get up-and-running and more powerful at delivering results. All while maintaining the core commitment of the c-treeRTG line, by keeping it simple and easy-to-use. All data is connected and brought into focus, available to return a 365-degree perspective for meaningful, actionable insight to business. With connected data, are countless possibilities.