Enhanced Features in erwin’s Enterprise Architecture Software Suite Improve Enterprise Collaboration, Business Intelligence and Agility

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 17, 2020 erwin, Inc. today announced the availability of the latest version of erwin Evolve for enterprise architecture and business process modeling and analysis. The software suite includes an enhanced integration with erwin Data Modeler, meaning data models can be ingested by erwin Evolve as part of the wider enterprise architecture for greater data visibility and understanding of its location and the systems that use it.

“There’s no question that data is fundamental to enterprise architecture,” explains Martin Owen, erwin’s Senior Vice President of Product Strategy. “So it’s exciting to talk about erwin Evolve helping both enterprise architecture and data professionals ensure consistency in systems infrastructure, provide better data and system governance, and simplify enterprise information and technology management. The more your data and enterprise architecture work together, the more successful your big data, digital transformation and other IT initiatives will be through greater enterprise collaboration.”

erwin Evolve’s analytics accelerator has been enhanced to provide more complex, real-time business intelligence (BI) reporting. The erwin Evolve Analytics Accelerator now:

  • Combines data from the desired sources for BI reports without having to ingest it into the central repository, maintaining erwin Evolve’s performance and stability
  • Allows data to be reformatted for use by other systems
  • Tracks historical data changes for new dimensions in BI reporting, such as information audits, contribution reports and activity analysis

erwin Evolve Web Modeler, an integrated, web-based, fully functional modeler that enables the creation of new diagrams or edits to existing ones, also has been enhanced with:

  • Support for shape regions, automated graphical indicators overlaid on diagrams that search EA models for important but hidden information to increase user productivity
  • Automated positioning on swimlane diagrams with linkage between swimlanes and tasks to help business users quickly and easily create process maps
  • Objects and relations management to ensure alignment between diagrams and the underlying models, including the automated creation of relations in box-in-box diagrams and the management of deletions

“One of our customers recently shared their case study, explaining that they were about to ‘put the enterprise in enterprise architecture’ thanks to erwin Evolve,” notes Owen. “EA really is all about collaboration in accomplishing enterprise goals and working across technology, business and data silos is more important than ever. We’re pleased to support some of the largest companies on the planet as they strengthen not only their EA practices but also bring EA to more people outside IT in quickly responding to organizational threats as well as opportunities.”

erwin Launches New Cloud Migration and Data Governance Suite

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2020 – erwin, Inc., the data governance company, today announced the availability of erwin Cloud Catalyst, a suite of cloud migration and data governance software and services to help organizations quickly and safely migrate their data from legacy, on-premise databases to the cloud and then govern those data assets throughout their lifecycle.

“Many of our customers are moving their databases and applications to public, private or hybrid clouds to modernize and scale their processing and storage capabilities, as well as reduce costs, encourage remote collaboration and enhance security, support and disaster recovery,” said erwin CEO Adam Famularo. “The new erwin Cloud Catalyst offering is the industry’s only software and services suite that automates the complete cloud migration and data governance lifecycle – from the reverse-engineering and transformation of legacy schema to moving bulk data to cataloging and lineage. This metadata-driven suite automatically finds, models, ingests, catalogs and governs cloud data assets.”

erwin Cloud Catalyst is comprised of erwin Data Modeler (erwin DM), erwin Data Intelligence (erwin DI) and erwin Smart Data Connectors, working together to automate every step of cloud migration and data governance, including data mapping, cataloging and lineage. It supports such popular cloud platforms as Snowflake, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

With the erwin Cloud Catalyst Suite, you can:

  • Migrate Database Schema: erwin DM reverse-engineers legacy database implementations and efficiently and accurately re-targets them for cloud deployment.
  • Move Bulk Data: These erwin data models are ingested into the erwin DI data catalog and integrated with source-to-target mappings that are then utilized to automatically generate ETL to accelerate the process of data migration.
  • Repoint ETL/ETL Conversion: ETL mappings are modified to fit the future-state code type. Automated ETL code generation creates the XML and/or scripts for the chosen ETL/ELT tool.
  • Continuously Govern Data Assets Out of the Box: Once the data transformation is complete and the new cloud system is live, you have deep and detailed metadata management with data lineage, a flexible business asset framework (terminology, policies, rules, etc.), and an out-of-the-box, governed experience for any new cloud data platform, warehouse or lake.

“erwin Cloud Catalyst will simplify the move to the cloud by removing barriers, lowering cost, reducing risk and decreasing the time to value of migrating to these modern data stores,” adds Famularo. “Powered by our award-winning data modeling and data intelligence capabilities, erwin Cloud Catalyst will help customers address not only regulatory compliance but also better risk management, more agile business transformation or any of the other benefits strategic data governance provides.”

If your organization is considering cloud migration, request an assessment of erwin Cloud Catalyst.

And join us for erwin Insights 2020 on October 13-14, with sessions on Snowflake, Microsoft and data lake initiatives powered by erwin Cloud Catalyst.

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erwin to Host Virtual Global Conference October 13-14, 2020

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 19, 2020 — erwin, the data governance company, today announced its inaugural global conference as a stand-alone company: erwin Insights 2020 will be held October 13-14. This free, virtual, two-day event will bring together erwin’s global community of users, partners, prospects and friends to learn, transform and advance their understanding of the trends and technologies driving data modeling, data governance/intelligence and enterprise architecture/business process modeling.

“Our lives, our work, our businesses, and our events have been radically altered in the face of COVID-19,” said Mariann McDonagh, erwin’s Chief Marketing Officer. “However, social distancing doesn’t mean we should stop connecting. In fact, opportunities for personal and professional growth are more important than ever.”

She continued, “Data is being used to support decisions few executives thought they’d be making even six months ago. Especially in these times of massive transformation, data equals truth, and truth matters. Organizations that understand the synergies between their business, IT and data infrastructures will have faster speed to insights that lead to better outcomes, and that’s what our erwin Insights conference is designed to provide.”

erwin Insights 2020 will bring together an all-star line-up of leaders to help attendees learn, transform and advance – both personally and professionally. It will include two live keynotes, 20 expert sessions, “manned-booth” experiences, and a virtual networking lounge. Attendees can join remotely as keynotes stream live and/or access sessions on demand after they launch.

The event kicks off on October 13 at 9 a.m. EDT with Surviving Radical Disruption with Data Intelligence, a keynote from erwin’s CEO, Adam Famularo. In today’s new world of disorder, enterprise architecture, business processes and data management all depend on one another. Adam will discuss how data intelligence is the common denominator across business, technology and data domains and how supercharging an organization’s data IQ will enable it to be adaptive, compete more effectively, design better customer journeys, and improve overall performance.

On October 14 at 9 a.m. EDT, Keith Ferrazzi, The New York Times best-selling author of “Who’s Got Your Back,” “Never Eat Alone,” and his newest book, “Leading Without Authority,” hosts Powerful Leadership in Challenging Times. Keith’s 20-year history of transforming C-suite executive teams has made him one of the world’s most sought-after coaches.

Customer and technology sessions will be hosted by some of the world’s most notable organizations including Snowflake, Microsoft, E.ON, HSBC, Pfizer and many more.

erwin Wins 2020 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Data Modeling and Data Governance Solutions

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 13, 2020erwin Inc., the data governance company, today announced that it has won the 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for both best data modeling and data governance solutions from Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), the premier resource for breaking news and trends in the field of data management and analysis.

This year marks the award program’s seventh year, as well as erwin’s seventh consecutive win for erwin Data Modeler (erwin DM) and the first win for erwin Data Intelligence (erwin DI). The DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards are selected each year by the readers of DBTA magazine and DBTA.com.

“Despite the challenges the world has faced during the last several months, erwin has had a stellar year of innovation across our portfolio, with two value-packed releases for erwin DM and erwin DI since the beginning of 2020,” said Adam Famularo, erwin’s Chief Executive Officer. “And now, with our latest integrations, erwin DM and erwin DI work together to tackle real business issues like automated data catalog population and cloud data migration. We are proud of this powerful duo and thank the readers of DBTA for this recognition.”

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erwin Releases New Version of Industry-Defining Data Modeler to Support Digital Transformation, Cloud Migration and Infrastructure Modernization

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 23, 2020 — erwin, Inc., the data governance company, today announced the availability of the latest version of the world’s No. 1 data modeling solution, erwin Data Modeler (erwin DM). The update features new metadata-driven automation capabilities and facilitates moving legacy, premise-based data sources to modern cloud platforms to ensure proper data governance.

erwin DM provides metadata and schema visualization, a well-governed and integrated process for defining/designing data assets of all types, and centralization and integration of business and semantic metadata – all to accelerate data governance and increase enterprise data literacy and collaboration. Automated schema design and migration helps organizations adopt modern DBMS platforms and data warehouse architectures. In fact, erwin recently announced its partnership with Snowflake.

“As a result of COVID 19, businesses around the world are drastically stepping up their digital transformation efforts, including moving their legacy data to the cloud to ensure it’s more available for decision-making,” says erwin CEO Adam Famularo. ”So we continue to invest in the technology we pioneered to ensure customers can understand, design and deploy new data sources, plus support data governance and intelligence efforts, to further reduce data management costs and data-related risks, while improving the quality and agility of an organization’s overall data capability.”

erwin DM’s specific new functionality includes:

  • erwin DM Connect for DI: Automatically harvests erwin data models and the associated metadata and then ingests it into the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI). The model metadata feeds the erwin Data Catalog and the business information stored in the models populates the erwin DI Business Glossary Manager. Business metadata can then be associated with physical assets, business glossary development can be accelerated with model-driven naming standards, and models themselves can be socialized with a wider range of stakeholders.
  • Native support for Snowflake (4.1.x) and MariaDB (10.x) databases: erwin DM now fully supports these modern DBMS platforms, thus removing barriers, reducing costs and mitigating the risks associated with migrating legacy databases to these platforms. erwin’s model-driven schema transformation accelerates the successful adoption of Snowflake and MariaDB technologies, automating the engineering and deployment of schema from the models and auto-documents existing schema into reusable models. Watch a demo of erwin’s native support for Snowflake.
  • Centralized management and governance of naming standards: erwin DM Workgroup Edition users now can centrally create and manage reusable naming standards (NSM) across erwin data models and entire data architectures. Standardize how model objectives are named and auto-transform names between local and physical models for greater agility and consistency in model creation, granular versioning of naming standards maps, and increase efficiency and risk mitigation.

Other usability and design-task automation enhancements also have been made to help increase data modeler productivity.

Specialist Consulting Firm Data Affect Joins erwin’s Global Partner Program

MELVILLE, N.Y. – June 16, 2020 erwin, the data governance company, today announced that Data Affect LLC, experts in data governance and metadata management, has joined its global partner program.

The firm will leverage the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI) as a data governance platform to help organizations with data discovery, business glossary development, data lineage, metadata management and impact analysis. erwin’s metadata-driven automation capabilities also will be used by Data Affect to further strengthen their clients’ data governance operations.

Data Affect offers IT business consulting services, including enterprise data strategy, data governance, data integration, and data security and privacy. The new erwin partner specializes in creating well-defined data governance strategies and providing operational, tactical data management expertise to clients.

“Our partnership with erwin enables us to replace extensive manual procedures and processes with automated governance structures, reducing the time and efforts previously required to achieve data governance with transparency between business and technical users,” said Ujwala Pulamarasetti, Data Affect`s CEO. “erwin DI and its automation capabilities offer customized workflows to meet the unique needs of an organization’s data governance initiative. All types of entities can improve the effectiveness of their data governance practices with this robust but flexible and scalable platform.”

erwin Smart Data Connectors are customized software solutions that automatically scan, integrate and activate metadata. They provide agility, accuracy and faster time to value by automatically harvesting, transforming and feeding metadata from virtually any source to the erwin Data Catalog, part of the erwin DI Suite.

“Data governance is one of the fastest growing and most exciting spaces in today’s IT landscape, making it a great market for both erwin and our partners,” explained David Casillo, erwin’s Chief Revenue Officer. “We welcome Data Affect to our award-winning global partner program and look forward to working together to help their clients confidently build their data governance programs to meet regulatory compliance and other key operational needs with data-driven insights.”

To learn more about becoming an erwin partner, please click here.


About Data Affect LLC

Data Affect LLC is a pioneer in providing digital transformation solutions and helping businesses stay relevant in a highly connected, rapidly evolving world. Data Affect offers a gamut of services including strategic consulting, application development, data governance, metadata management, digital testing, cloud management, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT). For more information, visit www.dataaffect.com.

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