With Kapow Katalyst 9.0, IT Can Skip the Mapping and Coding

— June 27, 2012

Mobile app expert Kapow Software released its new Kapow Katalyst Application Integration Platform 9.0. Featuring Integration-as-a-Self-Service through the introduction of lightweight end-user apps -- Kapow Kapplets -- the platform empowers employees and IT leaders to collaborate in new ways to help modernize the workplace, increase productivity and improve business results. Other benefits include Hadoop connectivity, Cloudera certification and a new partnership with Informatica.

Kapow Kapplets don't require internal IT staff who know mapping or coding. Instead, employees can simply describe what they need to their IT department, and the Kapow Katalyst 9.0 platform easily integrates data and applications. A user-friendly interface automates workflows and data collection that extend the company's self-service platform to its line-of-business employees. This new capability enables the enterprise, its customers, and its partners to run, access, and control the automation and integration of disparate systems and data sources.

Using Kapow Katalyst 9.0, business users can access and harness big data, social media, cloud and mobile content in creative ways, while keeping corporate assets and business processes safe and intact. Corporate IT leaders can integrate applications and create custom automations without costly, time-consuming coding or API development projects. It satisfies companies' need to roll out new enterprise apps that workers are demanding and helps to connect people, processes, and data across a variety of software applications, platforms, and devices. Increasingly, customers are using the Kapow Katalyst 9.0 platform to mobile-enable enterprise applications being frequently requested by line-of-business employees or customers.

With Kapow Katalyst 9.0, business users can collect and integrate all types of data - internal and external, structured and unstructured - from a wide array of sources. Nearly 80 percent of the data generated each year is unstructured, according to IBM, and Ventana Research found that approximately 80 percent of enterprises using Hadoop are challenged in staffing and training.

Kapow Katalyst 9.0 provides a broad variety of data-storage options and processing flexibility for big data projects. It comes enhanced with a Hadoop custom-built connector, an Informatica PowerExchange for Kapow Katalyst Adaptor, and partner certification for Cloudera's Distribution, including Apache Hadoop. The software platform includes a dedicated tool for automating the interface that extracts information and loads it to big data frameworks.

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