The birth of smarter data integration
Early on, Syncsort recognized the importance of Big Data initiatives, that they were driven by the extraordinary value in new forms of enterprise data, as well as the burden on IT to find a way to extract that value from a continual avalanche of data. Leveraging its experience in increasing mainframe performance and operational efficiency – and proactively collaborating with customers to find solutions to these rising challenges – Syncsort expanded its capabilities to include data integration and introduced DMExpress in 2004.
With the introduction of DMExpress, customers could address a broader range of data sources and targets, a wider array of reporting options, metadata management and a more usable job management console at the fastest possible speeds.
Syncsort technology extracts, transforms, cleanses and loads data so fast that DMExpress earned the ETL World Record in 2008, transferring 5.4TB of raw data into a Vertica Analytic Database on an HP c-class BladeSystem in just 57 minutes. This feat shattered the previous World Record, held by Microsoft, which transformed 2.36TB in an hour and cost $636/GB/hr. The record-setting Syncsort-Vertica- HP solution cost $46/GB/hr and validated Syncsort’s ability to provide optimal performance and maximum return on investment.