IBM announced it has completed the acquisition of the software portfolio of Star Analytics, Inc., a privately-held business analytics (BA) company. The combination of IBM and Star Analytics’ software will help clients automatically integrate essential information, reporting applications and business analytics tools across their enterprise according to IBM.
Star Analytics has 2 components that as I understand it will be complementing IBMs’ Business Analytics stack.
Star Integration Server
Star Integration Server (SIS) is a data bridge that extracts key business data, metadata and security details from Oracle Essbase, Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Hyperion Financial Management. This in turn enables the data for use with a variety of reporting applications and data warehouses. Star Integration Server has direct native support for the following target relational technologies: IBM DB2, Oracle RDBMS, Microsoft SQL Server as well as flat file output.
Star Command Center
Star Command Center is uniquely positioned to address automation challenges between hybrid computing environments and a heterogeneous mix of applications. Star Command Center helps to eliminate complex and brittle custom code and sequences tasks across a mix of hybrid computing platforms and applications regardless of where the applications resides. Star Command Center features a central Automation Repository which provides secure application and data automation source control, Life Cycle Management (LCM) and an audit trail for superior automation compliance. Star Command Center enables “Self Service Automation” which allows business users to view and run automated processes on an ad-hoc basis, and to quickly diagnose and address any potential issues. Through a single interface, users can run and monitor their processes from any web-enabled device and easily respond to real-time alerts and actionable information without calling IT to troubleshoot an issue.