If you would like more information on data federation please see this article on how it works. As described above, the tool is very new and hasn’t taken off as it has very limited real-life applicability. There are two main types of EII vendors in the marketplace: Search or use up and down arrow keys to select an item. To administer or tune the data federation service Integrated in the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence BI platform The data federation service enables multi-source universes by distributing queries across disparate data sources and lets you federate data through a single data foundation. Honestly, I would not know. What it results in is trouble-free access to information from operational systems.

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Click the Connector Configuration tab. I think that at the moment, BO are unsure what to do with DF.

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It has been also ensured that Data Federator provides sophisticated query optimization capabilities. For very small data sets in very particular circumstances it might be useful but these opportunities are few and far between.

Create the business layer…. In my view, Federator would be best for simple real-time ODS-style reporting solutions. Hi dnewton, Thanks for your comments.

Data Federation Administration Tool (DFAT): What it is, How it works, When to use it

Simultaneously, it’s an introduction to Data Federator tool’s idea. In the Configuration Properties tab, double-click a property to edit it, change the value, then click the Save data icon to save your changes.


Thank to increased agility and speed, answering each query lasts significantly shorter than before. What it is, How it works, When to use it.

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Additionally, there is everything what one could consider useful to know about the solution – business challenges it aspires to satisfy, features and capabilities, and use cases followed with a quick summary of facts. Data Federation Administration Tool Configuring connectors to sources of data Start the data federation administration tool.

Tue Aug 02, 3: There are two main types of EII vendors in the marketplace: So it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see so few topics on it here. From time to time there is a need for making a step further and turning from traditional data integration to data federation.

This, again will encourage the customer from a cost saving point of view.

Wed Mar 31, 4: There is a short overview with features, functions, and benefits of Data Federator listed. The cost federstor the software, another server at least server process to support, etc. You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post. It allows its users to benefit from unified views on data from multiple and differentiated sources.

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Factors to be considered for performance. The Data Federation Administration Tool lets you optimize data federation queries and fine-tune the data federation query engine for the best possible performance. What it results in is trouble-free access to information from operational systems.


I say unfortunalely, because they are nearly all looking at Microsoft and their much cheaper, more familiar feeling BI ‘offerings’. This ability to link at report level is mentioned by Dwayne – does this rely totally on DeskI or can it be achieved with Federator and WebI?

What is the purpose of the Data Federation Administration Tool? The easiest it would be to divide them into three groups. ETL tool vendors providing EII via data integration services built using traditional graphical data flows and published as web services.

This requirement is definitely met. But with increasing amounts of valuable information residing outside BI systems federatlr on the internet it seems that data federation has a role to play as a delivery platform rather than having to change data models, ETL processes and creating another cube or relational data mart.

I searched the DI forums for people’s experiences of Data Federator and I only found 3 threads in total. You can find the logs for your data federation service in the federatir processing server that is hosting the service.

May 22, 3 minute read. As a result, it is noticeably easier to adapt to constantly evolving business conditions and data integration demands.

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