Astera Announces ReportMiner 6.2 for Self-service Data Integration

Astera Announces ReportMiner 6.2 for Self-service Data IntegrationNew User Interface Enables Business Users to Perform Data Extractions

Astera Software recently announced that they have updated their data extraction tool, ReportMiner, to include a new user interface that enables business users to perform their own data extractions. Astera Software develops data integration solutions that simplify the complexities in relational and hierarchical integration processes. Their software enables enterprises to extract, transform, share, and migrate their data through a wide range of data structures and services, on premise or in the cloud, running batch or real-time.

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The new version is called ReportMiner 6.2 and has extensive improvements to the user interface and is answering the call of business users who need data faster. In today’s fast paced environment, time is of the essence and having the ability to get data when you want it, for business managers, is crucial for driving a successful business.

According to an Astera press release, “ReportMiner is so fast and easy that business users with little to no technical background can use the familiar Microsoft drag-and-drop interface to define regions and fields and build a report model in minutes.”

Ibrahim Surani, president and CEO of Astera further explains, “Astera is renowned for its straight forward, user-friendly data integration software and we’ve incorporated this ease of use into ReportMiner so that anyone, even individual home office users, can now quickly and easily extract data from unstructured data sources, such as printed reports in PDF, text, and Excel formats.”

Below are some key features:

  • Extract information from documents in popular formats such as PDF, PRN, TXT, XLS, and XLSX
  • Map and export data to a plethora of destinations, including databases like SQL Server, Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and any ODBC-compatible database, as well as formats such as fixed length, delimited, Excel, and XML
  • The single-click preview capability shows extracted data and any conversion or validation errors, enabling users to verify and test report models as they are being built
  • Save time by reusing report models for subsequent conversions
  • The Astera high-performance parallel-processing engine processes large data volumes quickly and efficiently
  • Map extracted data to a dataflow and take advantage of advanced transformations and conversion features for a number of data integration and management processes

The self-service age of information technology is certainly here and based on what is happening in the software data solutions industries, it’s not slowing down. The self-service model is very attractive for enterprises as it streamlines data processes and possibly manpower saving time and money and ultimately driving revenue from data insights. The challenge will be getting both IT department and business units to adopt new roles and give up old ones. There will certainly be some growing pains, but by year’s end many companies will reap the benefits from self-service data integration.

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