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Hybrid search-analytical BI database



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Endeca has unveiled Endeca Latitude, a new business intelligence (BI) product that combines search and BI to improve daily decision-making in the enterprise. Based on a hybrid search-analytical database, Endeca Latitude IT is a centralized platform for rapidly deploying BI applications on diverse and changing data.

The company highlights the following three features:

No data left behind. At the heart of Endeca Latitude is MDEX Engine technology, a hybrid search-analytical database designed to bring together all of the information required for making critical business decisions, regardless of the original type, format or source. With support for IT-managed data governance and data security, as well as industry standards such as XQuery, XML and SOA, the MDEX Engine is designed to fit easily into existing enterprise architectures.

Consumer ease of use. The Discovery Framework, part of Endeca Latitude, provides a library of components that deliver advanced search capabilities, Endeca's Guided Navigation experience, rich visualizations and analytics for the rapid configuration of discovery applications. This enables IT organizations to respond to changing business needs by redesigning reports and dashboards in minutes, incorporating diverse data sources in days and deploying entirely new applications in just a few weeks, the company says.

Agile delivery. Endeca says Latitude supports a nimble approach to deployment that reduces the data modeling and integration, as well as application development inherent in traditional software deployments. The integration capabilities are facilitated through the Endeca Content Acquisition System (CAS), an extensible framework for ingest of a broad range of unstructured content, and through support for best-of-breed data adapters and ETL tools.


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