The CONNX Enterprise Planning guide is designed for CONNX product administrators. It can help them to develop their CONNX installation and maintenance strategy.
Development of a strategy is a very broad exercise. This document is intended to be relatively comprehensive; it provides guidance that is not included in the CONNX Installation Guide or the CONNX User Guide.
Managing data in the modern enterprise requires an effective combination of processes, people and technology. Interoperability, the ability of diverse systems or products to work together with minimal customer effort, is a critical property of any component in the enterprise. The problem would be simple if everyone used the same limited tool set under strict control but this rarely happens.
Legacy, mainframe, and non-relational databases continue to provide mission-critical functionality to organizations competing in the twenty-first century's fast-paced, international marketplace. In today's dynamic global business climate, leading-edge organizations require access to all their business information - no matter where that information resides. And if an enterprise relies on previous-era components, this adds to data management complexity.
CONNX provides a standardized interface to business data regardless of changes in the underlying database or structures. CONNX offers .NET or JDBC functionality to customer sites using both relational and non-relational data stores as if data access was being performed on a single relational database. CONNX enables you to present all your data to familiar standards-based tools on any platform. This flexibility gives you the freedom to choose the business intelligence and development solutions that are best for your business needs. CONNX can handle large amounts of data in many formats. It is easily adaptable to all environments thereby enabling organizations to scale from project to enterprise; from two-tiered to n-tiered; and from one to many data sources.