Alex Solutions delivers Enterprise Data Catalogs in the Cloud

A common question asked by Enterprise Architects and Data Stewards when evaluating Data Catalog solutions, is if the Catalogs can be delivered using Cloud hosted services. Alex Solutions’ Enterprise Metadata Management platform provides its customers the flexibility of choice between On-premise or Cloud-based implementations.

Benefits of Cloud-based services include:
· Lower cost of ownership
· Rapid deployment
· Easier maintenance
· Adjustable capacity

In addition to these benefits, some customers still express some concerns related to risk, including:

· Potentially sensitive data in the cloud
· Reduced visibility and control
· Threat of losing stored data
· Speed of data transfer in the cloud

Alex minimises these risks by exclusively storing Metadata, rather than customer or transactional data. Nonetheless, Alex collaborates with risk groups in order to address any concerns associated with using Cloud-based tools. As Alex is only storing Metadata, typical Cloud issues posed by network speed of transfer is reduced. Organisations can also utilise the flexibility of hosting locations provided by Cloud-based service providers to comply with regulations to guarantee adherence to privacy requirements.

Although there is still hesitation expressed by some organisations to move their Data Catalogs to the Cloud, ironically, there is a very good chance that these services are more secure due to being maintained by highly experienced staff and under extremely vigilant security measures.

Ultimately Alex Solutions offers its customers the freedom to choose either an On-premise or Cloud-based implementation to support the most effective alternative for managing and storing their Metadata.

For more information, visit: http://alexsolutions.com.au/

ALEX™ is a Metadata Management Solution designed to empower everyone to securely find, understand, protect, and use the world’s data.

ALEX™ is a Metadata Management Solution designed to empower everyone to securely find, understand, protect, and use the world’s data.