New Safyr Release
Safyr 7.5 introduces Task Automation features
Safyr 7.5 adds Task Automation features to the product, making it possible to Automate jobs like extracting metadata from the chosen Application system. It also introduces a new JSON Data Catalog export format, designed to make the provision of third party data catalog and data governance tools practical and scalable.
Safyr’s new Task Automation features enable the Safyr user to perform Extracts from their chosen source application (SAP, PeopleSoft…) unattended. With the help of a scheduler (for example Windows Task Scheduler), an Extract can be scheduled to run in order to refresh the Safyr repository content. The application will perform the required Extract with no requirement for the user to be involved.
Other Safyr tasks can also be automated including the creation of Subject Areas via the Excel import method, and Export to some of Safyr’s various export formats.
Safyr is increasingly used to feed Data Catalogs with large amounts of metadata from systems like SAP. The new JSON Export format will create a series of JSON files that a third party data catalog solution can use to load their environment with ‘high fidelity’ metadata. This is particularly useful for SAP BW where the complex meta model of the BW environment can be represented accurately as a series of JSON assets and relationships. Note: this is a Premium Export and may attract an additional licence fee.