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IMSC's Integraf Integration Platform Enables Business Analysts to Build Enterprise Integration Solutions

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - March 27, 2014) - Information Management Solutions Consultants (IMSC) announces the commercial release of Integraf, a flexible and intuitive integration and interoperability platform for combining information from disparate data sources and for building enterprise web services. Integraf is based on open standards from the W3C and strongly leverages open source technology to achieve scalability and economy.

"Integraf enables system integration done by business analysts without a single line of programming code... that is powerful," says Rana Chegu, CEO of Peridot Solutions and former Gartner Executive. Integraf's underlying model is both machine-readable and human-readable, which is the key to empowering business analysts and subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of enterprise integration solutions. This makes Integraf unique in the integration engine market.

"Integraf eliminates the need to define and maintain data structures, which are constantly changing," explains Chris Moran, IMSC's Chief Technology Officer. This provides tremendous flexibility in handling and combining information in ways that are just not possible with traditional relational or XML-based technology. This ability to rapidly combine information from many different systems and data structures makes Integraf an extremely powerful data integration and virtualization platform.

Integraf's flexibility and scalability is ideally suited to supporting a range of initiatives, such as Data Integration and Data Virtualization; Business Intelligence/Analytics/Data Warehousing; Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Implementation; and Information Exchange and Interoperability. Data integration efforts are traditionally based on rigid and complex data structures based on their individual system requirements, and each system has unique needs and design. With Integraf, the data has no predefined structure or model, so it is very flexible. Data is based on shared meanings, or a common vocabulary, that can be used across the organization. This is far simpler than working with standard data models. Applications are not coded for a specific service; web services use this common vocabulary. The data is also "self-describing," so it is much easier to understand what the data really means.

Integraf's inherent flexibility makes it ideal for industry solutions where interoperability requirements are critical and, in some cases, not yet fully understood. Accountable Care Organizations are a good example. "Integraf is the ideal glue technology that will be essential for interoperability across ACOs… the emerging model for healthcare delivery," says Noland Joiner, former Chief Technology Officer and Vice President at GE Healthcare, and Principal at ShadowCare, LLC. Integraf is not a replacement for the existing investment in technology at the hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and other organizations that will make up the ACOs; or for the Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) currently supporting them. Rather, Integraf provides interoperability across these growing organizations and enhances their current technology investment in order to meet the new requirements.

Integraf uses semantic technology to integrate multiple data models into a single, canonical form and enables development of services on this combined view of enterprise information. Integraf simplifies the development of enterprise web services so that business analysts and SMEs can do the majority of the work. An Enterprise Service Bus is not required, but it fits nicely within the framework of an ESB, regardless of the vendor. Integraf acts as a highly flexible integration hub within these architectures and provides a single interface point between the ESB and disparate data sources across the enterprise. Services built with Integraf are published via the ESB in its existing configuration.

Likewise, with Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing initiatives, Integraf can provide a virtual integration capability; or can enhance existing solutions with its integration flexibility and ease of use. "Integraf is a great platform to bring together all sorts of data to facilitate deep dive Big Data Analytic projects," according to Bill Shannon, Founder and President of BioRankings LLC, and Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

IMSC provides semantic technology software products, consulting, and systems integration services. Our customers include various agencies and branches of the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other government and commercial organizations. Our experience and best practices enable our clients to manage the complexities, take advantage of the opportunities, and reap the rewards associated with Semantic Technology, Enterprise Interoperability, and Big Data integration. For more information, please visit www.integrafengine.net , or contact us via email: [email protected].

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