Data Access and Data Mining
companies are beginning to realize that the data they
collect and store is a valuable asset but don’t know how
to access and analyze it. With the creation of Universal
Data Access technology, access to data from diverse sources using a single user-interface is now easily
RSD Associates provide a range of data-merging
and data-mining solutions for manufacturing industry
across a wide range of database platforms. These solutions
are based on Universal Data Access technology and our
range of statistical analysis tools.
Much of the data in use today is
stored in different database formats and on different
computer platforms. Such data-diversity prevents data from
being merged and analyzed. The development of Universal
Data Access technology combined with sophisticated query
engines means that this is now possible. Universal
Data Access provides an industry standard, unified view of
all data across an organization regardless of its
format or location.
Universal Data Access can be
achieved using “database middleware” which can be
thought of as software that sits “in the middle”
between your application and data sources acting as a
buffer between the two. Universal Data Access removes
the need to archive diverse data into a single data
warehouse by creating a virtual data
warehouse for you. This means that although your data
is held in a variety of formats and on a variety of
computers running a variety of operating systems, UDA
middleware makes it appear as if your data is of a single
format from a single computer and operating system.
The advanced query engine enables
queries to be run across different types of data source.
Such queries are called Heterogeneous Queries. This opens up many new data-analysis opportunities. In
particular, sophisticated Data-Mining tools can be
applied to extract patterns and relationships from the data.