Kapow Software Rolls Out Kapow Katalyst 9.0
Jul 02, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Kapow Software has announced the release of its new Kapow Katalyst Application Integration Platform 9.0.
The Company said the software platform features Integration-as-a-Self-Service through the introduction of lightweight end-user apps, Kapow Kapplets, that allows employees and IT leaders to collaborate in new ways to help modernize the workplace, increase productivity and increase business results. Other benefits include Hadoop connectivity, Cloudera certification and a new partnership with Informatica.
Kapow noted that its Kapplets platform puts the power of big data more directly into the hands of business users. Employees simply describe what they need to their IT department, and the Kapow Katalyst 9.0 platform integrates the data and applications. Kapow Kapplets are made available to workers through an app icon that can be clicked on to run and manage the automated workflow, extending the company's self-service platform to line of business employees. This new capability enables employees, customers and partners to run, access, and control the automation and integration of disparate systems and data sources.
Using Kapow Katalyst 9.0, the Company added that business users can access and harness big data, social media, cloud and mobile content much more simply, while keeping corporate assets and business processes safe and intact. Corporate IT leaders can integrate applications and create custom automations without costly, time-consuming coding or dependency on APIs. It satisfies companies' need to roll out new enterprise apps that workers demand, and helps connect people, processes and data across a variety of software applications, platforms and devices. With Kapow Software's approach, enterprise app rollout is lowered to hours or days instead of weeks and months.
"There's been a convergence of mobile, social, cloud and big data. It's all moving very quickly. Business and IT leaders are now re-inventing how work gets done. The sheer amount of data and its velocity and variety can be overwhelming for employees and IT departments to manage," said John Yapaola, CEO, Kapow Software. "And yet, there's a big, strategic opportunity to rapidly integrate information and automate tasks using a veritable treasure trove of data, analytics and insights for business advantage and profit. One big bottleneck has been the cost, time and complexity of integrating with applications that don't have APIs and the corresponding need to hire big consulting firms."
The introduction of Informatica PowerExchange for Kapow Katalyst Adaptor enables access and extraction of disparate data sources outside the firewall. The Company said that it is an extension of Kapow Software's big data strategy of making it simple to integrate, enrich and deliver unstructured content from any Web-based data source, specifically those websites and cloud applications that are difficult to access.
Enterprise technologies have no proving ground more rigorous than financial services, where Kapow Kapplets offer advantages. "Consider investment-bank traders and analysts," said Rick Kawamura, VP of Marketing at Kapow Software. "Kapow Kapplets give them one-click, real-time access to research insights from the goldmine of big data. Freed from dependence on pricey data feed vendors or consultants to code custom integrations through a lengthy process, they can be up and running in a matter of hours with automated queries designed to harvest critical market data in real-time."
Kapow Software is a company focusing on the integration market with its application integration platform that harnesses the power of cloud, mobile, social and big data without the need for consultants, coding or APIs.
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