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Semarchy Unified Data Platform (xDM + xDI) 2023.4 Updates

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Semarchy 2023.4 in brief

Semarchy xDM 2023.4 introduces continued upgrades of xDM for workflows and data stewardship:

  • Workflow startup by REST API
  • Workflow Startup from Records in Error
  • Workflow Purge
  • Deployment history purge by REST API

There is also a steady improvement to xDI enhancing integration deployments, deserializers, and connectors, including:

  • New Databricks SQL Connector
  • New Deserializers
  • Connector updates
  • Connector site per version

Semarchy 2023.4 in detail

Semarchy 2023.4 is the fourth and final Mainstream Release for 2023. As a reminder, Semarchy transitioned to quarterly releases at the beginning of 2023 with the aim of regularly bringing new features and capabilities to our user community. 

Semarchy xDM

Workflow startup by REST API

To provide the potential for additional automation, workflows can now be initiated via REST API endpoints. Parameters can be passed through the request to populate optional workflow fields, such as priority, due date, or comments. SemQL filters can be used to select one or more golden records to be treated in the workflow.

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Workflow startup from records in error

Source authoring and golden data in an error state are now available as specific record types from which to start a workflow. Initiating a workflow from the error state provides data stewards with a more streamlined process to address error handling in specific data-authoring workflows.

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Workflow purge

Workflow definitions now provide the capability to set retention policies for workflow data and metadata. Removing data from outdated or canceled workflows reduces the risk of cluttering databases, helping to improve the efficiency of applications. Data and metadata of the records handled during a workflow remain unchanged and governed by their specific retention policies. 

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Deployment history purge by REST API

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Continuing with the concept of keeping clutter down, we have introduced purging deployment history by REST API. Again, providing this new endpoint allows designers and administrators with a new tool to automate their housekeeping tasks, saving valuable resources and increasing efficiency.

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For more detailed information, please do not hesitate to look deeper into our release notes. Feel free to reach out so we can schedule an xDM 2023.4 demo.

Semarchy xDI

New Databricks SQL connector

Databricks is a Cloud Database Management Leader, allowing its users to harness massive datasets for AI/ML training, streaming, real-time analytics, and more. Providing a native connector in Semarchy xDI permits our users to easily load their RDBMS, DBFS, and XML data directly into Databricks SQL.

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New deserializers

Continuing on the major mappings design experience improvements introduced in Semarchy xDI 2023.1 through Deserializers, we are expanding our capabilities with dedicated templates to de-serialize JSON data contained in MySQL and Redshift database columns. Deserializers aid users in unparsing structured data, facilitating the storage of these data, and their accessibility to downstream applications, for example.

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Connector updates

Connectors are the heart of Semarchy xDI. In addition to introducing connectors for new technologies, we are continually improving existing connectors to include additional functionality. We may also update them as required by changes to the technologies themselves. In this release, we have added support for MongoDB version 6.x, API key authentication and TLS/SSL certificate customization for Elasticsearch, and support for writing hierarchical data types (ARRAY and ROW) in Vertica.  

Connector site per version

Given the growth of the connector library in xDI, updating the connectors can be time-consuming. We are now providing each xDI release with its own dedicated connector repository URL in the components update site. Data designers can now choose to install connectors optimized for their specific xDI version, streamlining the installation and upgrade process.

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For further information, you can have a look at the release notes. You can also take xDI for a spin with the demo version!

Semarchy xDM + xDI 2023.4 Availability

As part of the larger platform updates beginning in early 2023 to provide more regular, predictable innovations, our Global Support Policies have changed. While the commitment to providing world-class customer success remains the same, eligibility for these updates may differ based on your license

  • New Customers/Partners: You will have access to these new features with options for different updates and maintenance schedules based on your license. Please contact us for a free alignment consultation. 
  • Existing Customers/Partners: Please contact your customer success representative to determine eligibility and actions before upgrading to the latest version.

We Are Evolving How We Innovate

As a (proven) customer-obsessed company, we are excited about our regular, quarterly platform release updates for both xDM and xDI. Our clients are data leaders, this commitment will continuously support their strategy. Read more about our xDI, xDM and platform release and maintenance cadence updates.

About Semarchy’s Unified Data Platform

Semarchy, a leader in the master data management and data integration market, enables organizations to rapidly generate business value from their data in as little as 12 weeks. Its unified data platform (xDM + xDI) enables organizations of any size to discover, integrate, enrich, manage, govern, and report critical information scattered across siloed systems.

Semarchy is available on-prem and natively deployable on popular cloud marketplaces such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or managed as a service supported by a rich ecosystem of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and professional service partners.

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