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Kapow Katalyst™ provides an agile and practical way to deliver Big Data integration solutions. Katalyst supports a vast variety of structured and unstructured data sources – databases, standard APIs, file and email systems, web applications, on-premise and cloud applications, and content management systems.
The main components of Katalyst are Design Studio, used to create data integration flows (aka robots); Management Console, used to deploy flows, manage, schedule, and monitor the environment; and RoboServers, the cluster-ready 24/7 environment in which flows are run.
Kapow Katalyst Design Studio is a visual, fully integrated development environment (IDE). It combines the real-time visual paradigm of a web browser with an intuitive visual flow editor. You easily build data integration flows by navigating an application or data source as you would in a web browser or Excel spreadsheet or by using the powerful XML/JSON editor. Katalyst Design Studio is optimized to support advanced web technologies with broad support for target websites and cloud applications.
As Design Studio works with live data, you can instantly verify that data is formatted correctly and business rules are applied properly.
Once built, data integration flows are uploaded to the Kapow Katalyst Management Console. From here, you can schedule them for batch or on-demand execution, publish them as a REST service to create a Synthetic API™, or publish directly to business consumers with applications called Kapow Kapplets™.
The Management Console governs the functions of the Kapow Enterprise platform. Role-based administration allows secure, granular control over integration projects, access rights and viewing of integration flow results. Administrators can define user access to Kapplets using LDAP leveraging Active Directory or other directories or use the platform's built-in user management capabilities.
The Management Console also deploys integration flows as REST/SOAP web services, flows for integration with data endpoints such as documents, email, SQL or NoSQL databases, and Hadoop environments. The Kapow Enterprise Management Console also exposes APIs needed to allow data integration flows to be consumed directly by Java, .NET or BI tools.
The RoboServer operational environment can be easily configured for optimal performance and scalability. A stateless, multi-threaded architecture enables your enterprise to easily scale on-premise, cloud or virtual deployments to meet business data needs. When a new RoboServer is added to a RoboServer cluster, it automatically inherits the settings of that cluster, making it easy to add new RoboServers to the production environment.
Multiple data integration flows can be executed sequentially or concurrently to optimize performance. Kapplets can also be composed of multiple integration flows that can be executed concurrently when the Kapplet is run.
RoboServer has a secure API, supporting authentication and SSL. In addition, security settings for managing file system access on RoboServers prevent unauthorized access to production server local file systems and commands.