Advantages and Features
Organisations are plagued more than ever with software solutions that are far too complex, inflexible and unreliable. Not only does this lead to unpredictable costs, it also exposes companies to staggering risks, which can dramatically damage business operations. These risks are often compounded by the proliferation of countless disjoint applications and databases, resulting from years of uncoordinated software development.
WIDAS has faced up to the challenge of simplicity, fast application development, integration, reliability and high performance with a completely new software paradigm: making software grow and evolve from simple components into advanced, reliable systems that provide value in short development time frames.
WIDAS, the Truly Integrated System
The new approach taken by WIDAS is based on a a set of lean and robust software components with which to build and dynamically evolve any type of application, whether commercial or scientific, simple or complex, large or small. WIDAS software components have clear business, scientific or service roles. They are also integrated with a sophisticated multidimensional database management system that is unmatched for speed and ensures fast and secure handling of large sets of data, as is typically required in data warehousing and data mining applications.
With WIDAS you can in fact share great volumes of information that may reside on mainframes and servers running a variety of different operating systems. This paradigm lends itself beautifully to rapid application development, which results in a radical cutback of coding and maintenance costs. Moreover the significant reduction of code volume and the elimination of numerous interfacing issues met within other development environments makes WIDAS applications particularly simple and stable.
WIDAS Integrated Data Warehousing Architecture
WIDAS is the result of a vast collaborative development effort involving the close participation of customers and users. Many of the valuable features of WIDAS were in fact suggested by our clients, making WIDAS into the functionally complete and performant system that it is today.
Besides reflecting the real-world needs of users, WIDAS has been built around strict criteria of software economy and leanness. WIDAS is now a highly integrated, Web-enabled, general purpose system that is simple to work with, has unmatched performance properties and lets you create and grow any information management, analysis and decision support system quickly and reliably.
WIDAS is particularly suited for implementing
- Very Large Databases with OLAP capabilities
- Data Warehouses and Data Marts
- Statistics Systems for Governments and Research Institutions
- Database Marketing Applications
- Patient Data Systems for Healthcare and Clinical Research
- Middleware Solutions for the integration of enterprise data
- Web-based Computing
- Quality Assurance Systems
- a comprehensive application builder, for standard and Web-based applications, based on a set of software components and templates which dramatically reduce development time, enhance reliability and minimise maintenance costs
- a rich set of sophisticated analytical tools for data mining and On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
- a multidimensional data storage manager with unbeatable performance in executing complex data manipulation and extraction tasks WIDAS is faster than the competition...even thousands of times faster! (Find out for yourself from the Benchmarks)
- a portable, Web-enabled system, supporting a wide range of platforms and allowing you to run your applications, either locally or remotely, from a Web browser.The advanced Web-connectivity of WIDAS lets all users, regardless of the complexity of their applications, operate through a single, standard user interface: the Web browser.
- a lean and flexible data connectivity tool that can tie together your information resources
- a software environment that is responsive to dynamic business needs. It embodies a long and solid experience in meeting the challenges of large data-driven solutions
- the leader in rapid development, high performance and reliability of large-scale information systems
WIDAS Web Applications have Unique Performance Features
The technology of the World Wide Web is the ideal platform for interactive WIDAS applications. WIDAS in fact delivers automatically generated, performance optimised Web applications that efficiently handle sophisticated information processing tasks through any standard browser.
The Web operates for WIDAS as a client-server environment. Clients can be one of the standard browser programs, running on any platform of choice. The browser connects to a Web server via the Internet.