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Striim 3.10.1 further speeds cloud adoption. NonStop users see opportunities for greater participation in hybrid clouds!
For followers of Striim on social media platforms you would have come across recent posts by the Striim team. You may have even been the recipient of an email directly from Striim Founder and CTO, Steve Wilkes. The reason for all of this recent publicity is the availability of Striim 3.10.1 – a major update focused on easing the integration with today’s cloud services. The focus of this release is to make it a lot easier for systems, including NonStop, to tap the flexibility and provisioning properties cloud services provide and in so doing, hasten these NonStop users’ cloud adoption and data integration initiatives.
In the post Striim 3.10.1 Further Speeds Cloud Adoption to the Striim blog, Wilkes provides this introduction:
“Striim 3.10.1 that includes support for new and enhanced Cloud targets, extends manageability and diagnostics capabilities, and introduces new ease of use features to speed our customers’ cloud adoption.”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to the NonStop community to read that Striim continues to enhance its cloud data integration platform to better support many cloud options available today. Recognizing that there are challenges facing NonStop users looking to leverage cloud offerings, the focus of this release is to dramatically reduce the complexity from any such pursuit as well as providing greater insight into all aspects of data streaming from source to target. Striim has been successful targeting different solutions, with many enterprise customers already up and running having deployed this latest release of Striim. According to Wilkes:
“The Striim platform has been chosen as a standard for our customers’ cloud adoption use-cases partly because of the wide range of cloud targets it supports. Striim provides integration with databases, data warehouses, storage, messaging systems and other technologies across all three major cloud environments.”
NonStop users can rely upon Striim to move data in real time between NonStop systems where NonStop can be both a source and a target. Importantly, NonStop users have been able to move data from sources such as Oracle to NonStop as the target. With Striim release 3.10.1, NonStop users have even more options for hybrid cloud solutions with NonStop and where mission critical applications in support of transaction processing are being asked to populate date lakes and data warehouses on private or public clouds.
In his post, Wilkes also highlights additional support provided in this latest release of Striim:
“On-going data movement between on-premise and cloud environments for migrations, or powering reporting and analytics solutions, are often part of an enterprise’s critical applications. As such they demand deep insights into the status of all active data flows.
“Striim 3.10.1 adds the capability to inherently monitor data from its creation in the source to successful delivery in a target, generate detailed lag reports, and alert on situations where lag is outside of SLAs.”
Nothing is being left untouched when it comes to clouds and cloud platforms. The impact of clouds reaches deep into enterprises data centers and in so doing, is providing hard to ignore. The reduction in human resources together with lesser operational costs makes it important for all IT professionals to look at the manner whereby they approach integration tasks. For the NonStop community it has always been about connecting to other platforms and ensuring the data created on NonStop is readily accessible to all other applications that require up to the minute insights into the performance of the business.
NonStop is no longer siloed, however, readily deployable or manageable real-time data integration solutions remain critical to realize the benefits of cloud computing for NonStop users. In the closing comments of his post, Wilkes makes note of this even as he makes the case to NonStop users that ultimately, Striim strives to remain easy to use as well as current with all popular technologies and solutions:
“As customers work with heterogeneous environments and adopt more complex integration scenarios, they often have to work with complex data types, or perform necessary data conversions. While always possible through user defined functions, this release adds multiple commonly requested data manipulation functions out of the box.”
And just as importantly:
“As customers upgrade their environments, or adopt new technologies, it is essential that their integration platform keeps pace.”
After you have read this latest post to the Striim blog, and delved into all the capabilities on offer with Striim 3.10.1 then, should you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, the Striim team. We would be only too happy to hear from you.
Ferhat Hatay, Ph.D.
Sr. Director of Partnership and Alliances, Striim, Inc.