Sybase, a provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, has released Sybase PowerDesigner 12.0, an all-in-one modelling and design product for enterprises that need to build or re-engineer business applications.
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With this new release, says Sybase, enterprises will be able to more easily visualise, analyse and manipulate data, process and application metadata. This will be achieved using features such as metadata mapping and integration technologies for enterprise architecture frameworks, customisation for enforced compliance to company or regulatory standards, and a report generator.
According to market analyst Gartner, historically, modelling tools for data architects, developers and business analysts have been purchased separately, with little concern about integration or sharing.
However, it says that organisations are increasingly demanding more-integrated suite solutions that enable everyone involved in modelling different aspects of the enterprise architecture to work in a shared environment - and the vendors are responding.
Adds Dimitri Volkmann, worldwide product line director, Sybase Information Technology Solutions Group, said, “As applications evolve into more complex application platforms, this design and analysis capability is becoming a critical requirement.”
Sybase claims that PowerDesigner 12.0 includes many new features that allow for improved business optimisation such as improved data modelling and process modelling integration that facilitates greater synergy between business application descriptions and information systems.
The company is confident that its product is adaptable to enterprise architecture frameworks in order to adhere to multiple industry, custom or adapted standard sets.