The NOUNZ Data Compiler automatically generates HTML and JSON formatted Semantic Data Graphs:
- Configuration Item Types (a.k.a. CI Types)
- Configuration Item Metadata (a.k.a. CI Metadata)
- Configuration Item Instances (a.k.a. CIs)
- Configuration Item Relationships (in semantic form and between any two CIs and for any CI Type)
Up and Running in Less Than a Day
Because NOUNZ automatically generates the entire CMDB (including reports and visualizations) directly from data, most enterprises can have their first CMDB implementation up and running in less than a day. Compare this to the many months and the significant investment required to get traditional CMDBs up and running.
NOUNZ Business Intelligence and Reporting
NOUNZ goes well beyond just the generation of CI related data. Unlike other CMDBs, it also generates Business Intelligence and Reporting constructs to help with knowledge management so you don’t have to. For example, NOUNZ automatically generates:
- CI Catalogs
- CI Indexes
- CI Lists
- CI Inventories
- CI Tables
- CI Charts
- CI Visualizations
- CI Dashboards
NOUNZ is Simple and Fast
NOUNZ is a Data Compiler that easily runs on a simple laptop and that requires no databases or web servers. This means you can be up, running, and see your first set of outputs in minutes. Try that with a traditional database-oriented CMDB!
NOUNZ is Agile and Iterative
Because NOUNZ uses a compiler paradigm, you can simply recompile to quickly handle any changes to your data or data structures. You can compile as often as you need to and quickly see and test changes, something you cannot easily do with traditional database-oriented CMDBs.
NOUNZ is a Fraction of the Cost of Other CMDBs
Because NOUNZ is a compiler, it requires a fraction of the investment in software, hardware and people that traditional database-oriented CMDBs require.
Outputs are Interactive Portable Documentation
NOUNZ compilation generates interactive HTML and JSON documentation that act as stand-alone instances, which you can easily compress and ship to other machines and people. No databases, web servers, or reporting tools are required to view and traverse the documentation because NOUNZ embeds Business Intelligence and Reporting directly in all HTML output documentation. Sharing with larger communities of people is easy! You simply copy or move the tree to a web server folder.
Outputs are Versionable and act as Stand-Alone Instances
Because NOUNZ is a compiler and generates HTML and JSON documentation as its output, every compiled output acts as its own independent instance. This means you can create as many instances as you need for any data you want to run through it. It also means that you can easily version each output.
NOUNZ Automatically Harvests Semantic Relationships
While other CMDBs require you to buy other tools to discover relationships, the heart of NOUNZ is an engine that knows how to efficiently harvest Semantic Relationships, right from your data. This means that for a small investment in one tool (NOUNZ) you can do more faster than you can with traditional CMDBs that require you to invest in other expensive tools, like auto-discovery software.
Supports Bulk Loading of Semantic Relationships
In addition to harvesting Semantic Relationships from your data, NOUNZ also supports bulk loading of externally defined relationships that come from other systems or that you define yourself, as simple mappings.
Auto-Generated Business Intelligence and Reporting Saves You Time and Money
One of the most overlooked complexities of traditional database-oriented CMDBs is that fact that you have to build your own Business Intelligence and Reporting solutions as a layer over the data you spend years and a small fortune integrating into them. With NOUNZ, we auto-generate all the Business Intelligence and Reporting solutions for you, so you can focus your valuable time and money and other more important problems.
NOUNZ generates powerful BI constructs like Catalogs, Indexes, Lists, Tables, Graphs, Charts, Dashboards, Visualizations and much more, all so you don’t have to.
NOUNZ is a Big Data CMDB
For advanced power users that want large temporal Data Graphs (Data Networks) for complex analytics, you can easily load each output snapshot into NoSQL databases, by running NOUNZ engines sequentially or in parallel. This allows you to create a massive repository of your data (including Semantic Relationships), over time, and it allows you to easily query and run analytics and reporting solutions within any instance or across all instances, like no other CMDB can. You can even easily create a persistence polyglot by loading NOUNZ JSON outputs into multiple relational and NoSQL database technologies.