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Attunity: The Proficient SAP Manager for Enterprises
The largest enterprises in the world often run their business on SAP applications, often running more than one SAP application to capture critical objects. But more often than not, SAP is difficult to work with, and one wrong move can plunge an entire enterprise into chaos. Enterprises also need to ensure that the available data is accurate, allowing for faultless analysis and testing, all the while protecting any sensitive data. Hong Kong-based Attunity seems to tick all the right boxes with enterprises, as it is has established itself at the forefront of SAP data management technology. Attunity works with its clients to minimize the resource wastage while improving their storage and timeliness when managing and securing data.
Attunity’s story traces back to 2008 when Shimon Alon took on the role of the Chairman and CEO. Alon devised an aggressive development strategy that successfully helped Attunity increase its product portfolio, revenue, and value, which in turn led the company to be listed on NASDAQ. Apart from having an exponential growth in revenue, Attunity has been able to penetrate the technology market through series of acquisitions. In 2013, by acquiring Hayes Technology Group, an SAP professional services and software development company, Attunity strengthened its position as one of the prime software vendors for SAP data replication, offering a broader line of solutions that enable effective data management, access, sharing, and distribution across heterogeneous IT platforms in diverse SAP environments. “Our software portfolio accelerates data delivery and availability, automates data readiness for analytics and optimizes data management with intelligence,” says Byron Yeung, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Attunity.
Having established a strong foothold in the SAP arena, Attunity today provides database sub-setting for SAP environments. Attunity Gold Client® is an SAP certified, application-specific software that allows users to identify, replicate, and move data within SAP applications. Attunity Gold Client eliminates the need to copy the entire production database to non-production environments by allowing SAP users to export user-defined subsets of data dynamically from any source within the environment. Gold Client further enables the customer’s teams to import the data subsets into targeted environments as needed for development, testing, and training. Additionally, Attunity Gold Client enables companies to decrease the total cost of ownership in the SAP landscape. Customers can reduce infrastructure and data maintenance costs, increase efficiency in development and training, mitigate security and privacy risk, and diminish business disruptions.
Offering the most agile system to transform, synchronize, and copy selected data across the SAP ecosystem, Gold Client is a complete software solution to manage data volume and availability.
Gold Client further enables the customer’s teams to import the data subsets into targeted environments as needed
Gold Client can address multiple business issues and provide solutions for test data management, business data transfers, landscape management, and SAP HANA migrations. As efficient testing requires production quality data, Attunity Gold Client provides the most recent and relevant data from a production environment to enhance testing and strategic process improvements. It also copies configuration, master data, and specified selections of transactional data into testing environments. Gold Client provides fast and flexible data management, resulting in a dramatic reduction in the amount of time, effort, and resources required to manage data. Within integrated SAP environments, when large corporations “spin-off” specific business units, separating business data into two separate SAP systems, it can present a complex problem. In such scenarios, Gold Client allows enterprises to identify and extract the relevant data. The exported data can be used in establishing a new SAP system allowing the divested entity to go live and operate separately from the parent organization.
Attunity Gold Client can facilitate the process and decision to adopt SAP HANA by enabling enterprises to easily select, protect, and copy reduced and relevant data from their traditional SAP database. Gold Client allows for the rapid migration of secure data to SAP applications which run the HANA platform in data centers or on the loud. This allows enterprises to dramatically reduce the time and resources spent when managing the secure data across SAP environments.
In addition, with Attunity Replication and CloudBeam technology, data can be migrated across all major platforms, such as Oracle, Hadoop, SQL, Hortonworks, Apache Kafka, and so on. “Our universal software supports the industry’s broadest range of sources and targets, enabling you to load, ingest, migrate, distribute, consolidate and synchronize data on-premises and across cloud or hybrid environments,” asserts Yeung. Attunity Replication and Microsoft have further expanded their strategic partnership with the launch of Microsoft Migrate, a way for easy migration for Microsoft users. Called Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations, the product is designed to facilitate and accelerate migrations from various database systems to Microsoft’s data platform. Attunity CloudBeam allows data-driven organizations to streamline the migration and incremental loading of big data across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. Using Attunity CloudBeam, organizations can rapidly move data projects to the cloud and accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud strategies. Complementing Attunity’s robust Gold Client solutions for SAP data is its extensive support and customizable set of services.
The firm supports customers, not only by sharing best practices, ‘how to videos,’ and ‘tips and tricks,’ through its support portal, but also by constantly interacting with them. Attunity’s continued support and proven solutions have helped many customers overcome operational inefficiencies and ensured success. With over two decades of experience under its belt, Attunity is the ideal partner for enterprises that are looking to enter the SAP space. Attunity’s Gold Client will continue to refine and enhance its product offerings and services as the SAP market is relentless and constantly expands. The firm’s recent joint venture with Microsoft is a sure shot sign that Attunity is actively looking for ways to make the life of its clients easier.