eQube®- a Data as a Service (DaaS) platform for an Integrated Data Environment (IDE)
eQube based Digital Backbone – Actionable Insight framework forms a Connected Network of integrated data, applications and devices (a.k.a. 'Data Fabric') that puts the power of analytics in the hands of end users. Data from any source can be aggregated using eQube's Data Virtualization layer and exposed as a Web-service or RESTful service or API. This rapid and flexible capability to expose data as a service/API is at the heart of efficiently delivering eQube DaaS solutions for an IDE.
eQube®, our DaaS platform establishes an enterprise class scalable framework to: efficiently and rapidly integrate many legacy systems and new COTS (commercial off the shelf) systems, responsibly retire legacy systems in an orderly manner without disrupting the business, rapidly implement intuitive end-user centric 'for-purpose' applications and provide on-demand 'visibility' across the business processes with analytics and business intelligence (A/BI) capabilities.
Businesses across industries have established organizational goals to dramatically increase their productivity and have embraced Digital Transformation/Digitalization as long-term strategies to realize those goals. Productivity is measured in terms of financial performance, increased speed and throughput in all parts of their businesses, and reduction in NVA (non-value-added) time and efforts. Leveraging eQube® as a DaaS platform, customers are able to deliver on the promise of Digitalization or Digital Transformation of their businesses.
eQube®, establishes a Digital Backbone of integrated data, applications and devices that puts the power of analytics in the hands of end users leading to Actionable Insight. eQube-MI (Digital backbone) provides a comprehensive and efficient infrastructure for APIs, enterprise application integration, synchronization, and migration. eQube-BI, the modern analytics and business intelligence solution for Actionable Insight puts the power of analytics in the hands of end users. eQube platform is flexible, robust, resilient, scalable, and secure with overall lower total cost of ownership.
eQube Platform Architecture
eQube platform is a SOA-compliant Java J2EE open platform. It is a common platform leveraged by each of the eQube offerings. As shown in the figure 5, it is modular in nature with multiple core components that are loosely coupled offering flexibility, scalability, and robustness to the solutions. All eQube offerings are web- based pure thin client applications (browser as the client and no other client-side modules need to be installed).
eQube has the following four offerings in the market:
is a establishes a Digital Backbone of integrated applications. It is a single platform that efficiently addresses application integration, synchronization, and migration challenges. In addition, eQube-MI based application integration infrastructure can be readily extended for secure, scalable, and robust information collaboration across networks, partners, suppliers, and customers that are geographically dispersed. eQube-MI represents ‘Not only ESB' integration architecture. Based on the use case, eQube-MI can be used to build integration solutions conforming to either ESB type integration or loosely coupled application-to-application type integration or API gateway type integration; hence ‘Not only ESB'. eQube-MI can be deployed in multiple ways: cloud only or on-premise only or in a hybrid manner, such as a combination of cloud and on-premise deployment or a combination of cloud to cloud and on-premise deployment. When deployed in any combination involving cloud deployment, eQube-MI acts as an integration platform as a service (iPaaS).
eQube-BI is a modern A/BI platform that Democratizes BI. It puts the power of analytics in the hands of end users. It unshackles end users to analyze live enterprise-wide data on-demand while honoring the security rules of the underlying applications. In addition, it efficiently deals with streaming/sensory data as well as Big data stores and Data Lakes to provide aggregated view across these data sources and core business systems (PLM, ERP, MRO, Supply Chain, Asset management, Logistics, ALM, etc.) for critical insight. It interactively mashes-up data with stunning visualizations to reveal the ‘story' behind the data for Actionable Insight. The underlying architecture is enterprise-class scalable architecture with highly-optimized in-memory cubes that scales out to support thousands of end users.
eQube-TM provides unprecedented capabilities to establish a knowledgebase of connected applications' data models, simple/complex maps and rule-based transformations between systems. eQube-TM assists in defining for-purpose application's data model derived from the knowledgebase. This enables low code model driven application development. This model and knowledgebase are leveraged by all eQube offerings for application integration, synchronization, and migration.
eQube-DP assesses data quality, quantity, composition, anomalies, similarities, and patterns. It is instrumental in the data discovery phase in understanding the facets of data and preparation of data for ingestion. Such qualification of data then can be used not only to correct and repair the data, but is also an essential step in establishing transformation rules for application migration and integration.
These offerings individually and collectively form a flexible, robust, resilient, scalable, and secure framework in delivering eQube-based integrated solutions for DaaS/IDE at unprecedented speed with overall lower total cost of ownership.