Introduction and uses of Ab Initio
Ab Initio is software which is specially developed to extract, transform and load the data. This software has the power of parallel processing to handle a huge volume of data. These are some important component of Ab Initio: Co>operation System, EME (Enterprise Meta>Environment), Data profiler, Plan-IT etc. This software delivers superb performance and solves data processing problems in an easy way that’s why leading companies using it for managing their data.
Co>operating System: is graphical user interface based ETL application. It is very easy to work with it because of its drag and drop features. The Batch Mode and Continuous Flow are sub classes of Co>operating System. The Batch mode is used to move data in bulk and the Continuous Flow is used to run huge web-based applications.
EME: It is an environment and storage area for managing and collecting metadata. With EME, you can store technical and business metadata. You can access metadata of EME from the command line, web browser, Ab Initio Graphical Development Environment (GDE).
The extra features are:
- Metadata management
- Impact Analysis
- Documentation tools
- Run History Tracking
Data profiler: As it sounds this is a data profiling tool which is used for data quality analysis.
Plan-IT: It is scheduler which is used to run jobs in Ab Initio.
USES of Ab Initio:
Ab Initio is used in wide range of systems like:
- Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL)
- Data Warehousing and Data Mining
- Real-Time Data Collection and Analysis
- On-Line Analytical Processing
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Click-Stream Analysis