Rapid Data Retrieval and Service Virtualisation
The ability to access the data all organisations have is key to moving forward in the digital world.
Rapid Data Retrieval helps organisations to achieve that, however, it also introduces massive challenges to the IT infrastructure in these organisations.
We can now build massively complex mobile and visual applications very quickly, however, they also need rapid access to the data. How do they get this? How do they do testing without impacting on data governance regulations and even getting to the data itself?
Rapid Data Retrieval abstracts the access to the data by presenting a web service to the most difficult to get to pieces of data.
Understanding the Data
A key part of this is an ability to understand the type of data required by the new applications.
These applications are developed using agile techniques and other terms like ‘continuous integration’. Essentially this means that to test any application, major pressure is put on your systems of record that simply cannot be accommodated with the standard infrastructure in place.
This is where Portus comes into its own. Not only does Portus allow quick access to data, it also allows you the ability to ‘virtualise’ those interfaces. So what does this mean?
Essentially once we know the structure of your data and the interfaces and APIs that you use, Ostia can provide exact copies of the services and data model that your new applications are expect to see. This means that Ostia can implement functioning versions of the services that your new applications must use, but this can be done on a commodity hardware and software platform thus avoiding the cost and disruption to your running systems. This enables you to run test scenarios never previously imagined, and that is only the start of it.
Virtual Services Removing Legal Issues
Ostia’s offering takes all of the legal issues away from data governance by not only creating virtual services that satisfy your applications but also because we can understand your data model and create ‘virtual data’ to respond to those requests.
This means that you can create virtual services, identical to your real services, with an identical model to your existing data model, which means that you can create services with synthetic data that you can use onshore or offshore to develop and test applications.
Rapid Data Retrieval can help you achieve this.