Use Your Previously Built Queries with Data Lake and Cloudsuite Distribution
Will you lose your custom reporting if you make the switch to Infor Cloudsuite Distribution? That is probably the most common question we heard from Infor users at TUG Connects 2022.
Fortunately, with Tridex Data Pond, you can maintain all the convenience of your current reporting solutions while taking full advantage of Infor Cloudsuite, Infor Data Lake and Birst.
It’s truly the best of both worlds.
Here are five reasons you need Tridex Data Pond
1. You would like to keep an on-premise copy of Data Lake
Data Pond provides you with an on-premise copy of your data in a SQL Server database. We use the same files that Cloudsuite Distribution sends to Data Lake and ingest that data into an on-premise copy. So every time you touch a record inside of Cloudsuite Distribution, you have data sent to both Data Lake and Data Pond.
2. Run your existing reports against a live copy of your data
As a live on-prem copy of your data in Data Lake, you can keep the same data while using the on-premise reporting and querying that you’ve been using for years. You get all the benefits of using solutions like Data Lake and Birst but you can still utilize on-premise SQL reporting.
3. No user intervention required
One of the biggest reasons we’ve heard people put off dealing with this issue has to do with a lack of internal time and expertise. With Tridex Data Pond there is no user intervention required. We file share using ION so it all runs behind the scenes for you saving you effort and giving you the data access you need ASAP.
4. Transform data and fields to more closely resemble your Progress experience
Data Pond does not interfere with any ETL tools from Infor, we’re simply taking a raw copy of Data Lake. But in cases where you may be lacking fields you are used to, we have the ability to transform that data for you in SQL. That way your fields and data are similar to what you were used to in your Progress database. You and your team can enjoy an experience you are used to.
5. Supports your move to Data Lake and Birst without losing prior reporting
You can continue to use and build Birst out in your organization but do so at your pace without losing any important reports and queries. Thanks to Tridex Data Pond, you also don’t have to lose any of the custom reports and queries you’ve created over many years of operation with Infor SXe. Data Pond mirrors your Data Lake data in an on-premise SQL database so you can keep running the same SQL Server reports you’ve built and have relied on for years while running Infor Birst.