InfoLibrarian Server™ Metadata Management Software

metadata management server software
Full featured metadata management repository and portal solution
Enable a modern metadata management platform with InfoLibrarian Server™. Get built-in integration and management capabilities and enable breakthrough insights across the organization with familiar tools and enterprise-ready solutions.
Common architecture and tools enable hybrid metadata integration infrastructures which help move your business forward and unlock new business models. InfoLibrarian Server™ runs on the Windows server platform. Portals run on Internet Information Server IIS. The metadata repository can be installed on Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, SYBASE, MYSQL, and more.

InfoLibrarian Server™ 5 Modules

Overview Auto-Scan Engine Portal Framework Custom Adapters Requirements Server Versions
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    InfoLibrarian Server™

    InfoLibrarian Server™ is InfoLibrarian’s metadata management and integration and connectivity server solution. A mature product on its fifth major release, InfoLibrarian Server™ provides a solution that allows organizations to more easily integrate and manage metadata across the enterprise. InfoLibrarian Server™ can onboard over 300 multi-platform systems within a scalable and robust scanning infrastructure.

    InfoLibrarian Server™ provides connectivity to core systems and captures metadata within the enterprise repository. In addition to integration functionality, InfoLibrarian™ also provides strong business metadata management, taxonomy management, portal perspectives, change management for governance and stewardship, support for multiple metadata marts and portals and provides a rich framework for customization of adapters and portals.

    Key Components

    • Metadata Repository and Universal MetaMart™.
    • InfoLibrarian Studio™ and all components.
    • Out of the box fully functional business and technical portal sites.
    • Web Portal framework including business and technical portals.
    • Change management and contribution portals + notifications engine for stewardship
    • Enterprise Control Center (Web Based).
    • Schedulable multiprocessing Auto-Scanner.
    • Standard XSLT and custom adapters available.
    • Source code for web portal + templates.
    • Collaboration features.

    Key Benefits

    • Blazing fast scans.
    • Business and technical metadata portals solve the problem of who sees what.
    • Flexible framework - out of the box you are up and running no limits on customization.
    • All the features you expect.
    • Easy installation
    • Runs in virtual environments
    • Stewardship capabilities.
    • Unlimited scalability.
    • Packages and cost structure to meet current and future needs.
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    What is the Scan Engine?

    The InfoLibrarian Scan Engine™ is the architectural component that drives all functions related to processing scans of metadata. The InfoLibrarian Scan Engine™ is used by adapters and scanners to load the metadata into the InfoLibrarian Repostory™. Additionally, the InfoLibrarian Scan Engine™ provides the interfaces for the adapter templates used to develop new custom scanners.

    InfoLibrarian Scan Engine™ - Gets an Overhaul

    Traditional metadata repositories have one major flaw, they don't scale. This has never been the case with InfoLibrarian™, we designed the scan engine and repository with scalability in mind but we are never satisfied. We've made huge improvements to the InfoLibrarian Scanning Engine™.

    Previous version of the Infolibrarian Scan Engine™ were efficient and scaled well, Now they are simply fast and scale to the terabytes of metadata. We've added improvements for scanning of huge file systems and data environments, and we've reduced the overall time to complete those scans, allowing you to scour entire infrastructure in smaller windows. Additionally, the impacts of the scans, already being minimal; have been further optimized to scale in the most demanding environments.
    We are not stopping there. We are currently developing new adapters to take advantage of these improvements. For new adapter's custom development, customers can contact InfoLibrarian™ to take advantage of the new templates when creating or rewriting scanners. If you are using classic COM based scanner templates, training and migration may be required for the new .NET based scan templates written in C#. If you are happy with your current scanners, we included built in legacy tools for current InfoLibrarian™ classic scanners.

    Automated Scanning

    The InfoLibrarian Auto-Scanner™ refreshes and maintains historical changes as they occur over time. The InfoLibrarian Auto Scanner™ ships with the InfoLibrarian Studio™ product, but the big difference with the server version is the engine behind it. Running the CLI Command line interface server console utility server version provides much more performance boost than with the standard desktop components. The InfoLibrarian CLI™ server version is fully multithreaded, taking advantage of server processors and memory. The command line utility also offers minimal logging modes and other optimization settings to further tune performance.

    InfoLibrarian Auto-Scanner™

    • Re-scanning single catalogs.
    • Re-scan all catalogs with rescan flag set.
    • Creates snapshots and captures deltas.
    • Age-off settings and steps.
    • Settings to handle deletions in source.
    • GUI interface.
    • Command line mode.
    • Full logging.
    • Calculates new, changed and deleted objects and properties.
    • Reduce project analysis time.
    • Diagnose code deployment and configuration problems.
    • Manage physical assets.
    • Provide reports for governance and compliance auditing.
    • Can be scheduled using third party schedulers.
    InfoLibrarian Studio Auto Scanner
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    InfoLibrarian Server™ Portal Framework

    The InfoLibrarian™ portal framework provides rich templates that provide the customizability to integrate our portals within your intranet solution. Each portal is shipped with templates that can be easily modified and once completed, are selected via the control center interface for managing portal sites.

    The portal framework also enables administrators to create and manage new or additional portal sites and even point those sites to other copies of the metadata marts. This is ideal for creating development - test - production scenarios and provides subsets of metadata to particular business groups via marts.

    InfoLibrarian Portal

    Technical Portal

    InfoLibrarian Server™ is bundled with the full blown, full feature set of the InfoLibrarian Portal™.

    InfoLibrarian Portal™ Functions

    • Business subject area taxonomy navigation.
    • Keyword searching.
    • Advanced searching.
    • Viewing history.
    • Viewing occurrences.
    • Impact analysis.
    • Lineage analysis vs. business lineage views.
    • Collaboration features.
    • Role and membership based security (integrated windows AD).
    • Document searching (unstructured documents such as PDF and Word) plug in search appliance.

    Business Portal

    The Business sub-portal provides the most common elements required to quickly deploy a business metadata view to your users. The business portal is pre-set to filter common business elements and present results in a more business centric fashion. The business portal can also be tweeked using the built-in template, or it can be used as a basic for a more customized business metadata portal for a specific subject area.

    Read more about business metadata.

    Business Metdata

    InfoLibrarian Enterprise Control Center™

    The InfoLibrarian Enterprise Control Center™ is a web portal for InfoLibrarian™ administration in enterprise scenarios and multi-user environments. The control center also provides a web portal for managing and monitoring auto-scanning. This portal is usually locked down on IIS Server and requires a user account to access it, typically a solution administrator.

    Change Management Portal and Contribution Fully Integrated

    Are role securable web based data entry screens for the contribution of changes from different users and groups within your environment. The changes can be posted to change management, auto-approved or set to require change management approval via catalog settings. The change managers and contributors permissions are set to contribute, approve, deny, or publish changes.

    Custom Portals + Custom MetaMarts™

    Portal customization of additional portals and portal results can be accomplished by modifying the many templates and settings provided with the portal framework. The default portal installation includes a subfolder called "custom templates" which provides the basic templates that may be copied and modified and set to override key areas of the portal. Optionally, you can copy the entire portal to create a new custom site. All custom templates and portal sites are managed via the InfoLibrarian Enterprise Control Center™ menu option in the web portal.

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    InfoLibrarian Adapter SDK™

    The InfoLibrarian Adapter SDK™ is a MSDN style library of documentation and component API’s to allow organizations to create custom adapters; intranet and/or windows based integrated solutions using the InfoLibrarian Framework™. InfoLibrarian API™ supports languages such as C#, C++, Java (via INTEROPT) and web services interfacing.

    Source Code Provided for Adapters Templates

    When you purchase an enterprise adapter the source code is available for customization, changes and enhancements. An example would be an Oracle adapter maybe changed to map in different data by changing the queries in the adapter and redeploying that adapter as a new custom adapter. This saves a lot of time since much of the implementation details are already part of that adapter template. We have several universal adapters that are perfect for this type of customization.

    Template Code Pre-Built and Available for Most Interfacing Methods

    • OLEDB (Connect to hundreds of DBMS and related products).
    • XML (Load metadata from XML files in with any schema).
    • XMI (Pull in XMI metadata from XMI compliant tools).
    • API (Up for the challenge, hook up to a 3rd party tool API).
    • Web Services (Query web service based applications and services for metadata).
    • File Processing (Process any files anywhere, even Active Directory or LDAP authentication is built in).

    We'll Build Any Adapter You Need

    Want to outsource the work to build an adapter? InfoLibrarian™ has the expertise, experience and skill for the job. After all, we build over 300 different adapters so far. We spent over ten years developing and maturing the framework around which all of this is possible.

    Build Your Own Adapters

    Load metadata from virtually any source using the Adapter API. With only a few lines of code you can build your own metadata adapter. And we'll provide all the training you need to get the job done.

    //Code snipit from Task Scheduler Adapter
    foreach (SchedulerWS SchedulerObject in SchedulerList)
    Mapper.MapBaseProperties(SchedulerObject.FolderPath.ToString(), MetadataMapper.BaseProperties.ObjectName);
    Mapper.MapBaseProperties(SchedulerObject.Definition.ToString(), MetadataMapper.BaseProperties.ObjectDescription);
    Mapper.MapBaseProperties(this.ScanArgs.Catalog.ToString(), MetadataMapper.BaseProperties.ObjectParent);
    Mapper.MapBaseProperties("1", MetadataMapper.BaseProperties.ObjectParentID);
    Mapper.MapBaseProperties(JobFolderType.ToString(), MetadataMapper.BaseProperties.ObjectType);
    long CurrentFolderObjectInstance = Mapper.UpdateObjectInRepository();

    long retval = Mapper.UpdateObjectInRepository();//Create the Task Object Instance

    Features at a Glance

    • Create object and types.
    • Map your source metadata to types.
    • Create cross reference mappings such as needed for ETL source target mappings.
    • Bulk and chunk processing for huge metadata source data sets.
    • Only code the mapping logic, the rest is done for you.
  • InfoLibrarian Server™ Hardware and Software Requirements

    InfoLibrarian Server™ is a Windows Server based product. InfoLibrarian Server™ is supported on most versions of the Windows Server operating systems platforms:

    Server Requirements

    • Windows Server 2008R2 64 bit only.
    • Windows Server 2012 64 bit only.
    • Internet Information Services IIS 7 or Higher (Portal).
    • Windows Directory Services authentication.

    Recommended Hardware Requirements

    • 4GB RAM 8GB-16GB recommended.
    • 2GB hard disk space.

    Recommended Database Configuration Repository

    • 10GB Database.
    • SAS or SAN Storage.

    IIS Requirements

    • Automated Site Deployment Utility
  • InfoLibrarian Server™ Versions

    InfoLibrarian™ realizes that one size does not fit all. InfoLibrarian server is available in packages for small, medium and enterprise environments.

    InfoLibrarian Server™ Team Edition

    InfoLibrarian Server™ Team Edition is designed for small project or data management teams to begin managing metadata today. InfoLibrarian Server™ Team Edition supports up to 5 concurrent users.

    • 5 total portal CALS.
    • 1 InfoLibrarian Studio™ seat.
    • Standard Metadata Adapters included.
    • CLI re-scan utility included, command line interface.
    • Classic tools backward compatibility bundled

    InfoLibrarian Server™ Departmental Edition

    InfoLibrarian Server™ Departmental Edition is designed for medium project or data management teams to begin managing metadata within a specific department in cases where custom integration and development is not required. InfoLibrarian Server™ departmental Edition supports up to 20 concurrent users.

    • 20 portal CALS.
    • 2 InfoLibrarian Studio™ seats.
    • Standard Metdata Adapters included.
    • Specialized Metdata Adapters available.
    • CLI re-scan utility included, command line interface.
    • Classic tools backward compatibility bundled
    • Framework API included.

    InfoLibrarian Server™ Enterprise Edition

    InfoLibrarian Server™ Enterprise Edition is designed for medium to large projects or data management teams to manage metadata and data governance metadata where the full feature set or custom integration is desired. InfoLibrarian Server™ Enterprise Edition provides the full feature set of the InfoLibrarian Server™.

    • Unlimited maximum portal CALS.
    • 3 InfoLibrarian Studio™ seats.
    • Standard Metdata Adapters included.
    • Specialized Metdata Adapters available.
    • CLI re-scan utility included, command line interface.
    • Classic tools backward compatibility bundled
    • Change and history tracking service.
    • Web Services Registry.
    • Framework API included.
    • Adapter's SDK and sample code included.
    • Adapter's source code available.
    • Support for Oracle repository deployment.
    • Development license included.
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