Fusion Registry®10 Enterprise Edition

Fusion Registry 10 Enterprise Edition is designed for demanding metadata-driven official statistics applications that need a reliable, performant and scalable SDMX based data and metadata management solution, backed by expert technical support.

  • All Fusion Registry modules, components and features including Load Balancing, Content Security, Data Portal, Reference Metadata, Edge Servers and In-memory Database
  • Dedicated on-boarding support and assistance
  • On-demand technical support with SLA
  • Updates and upgrades
  • Site license and multi-site license options
  • Annual subscription or perpetual options
  • No user, data volume or transaction limits
  • Access to the Java and client-side source code on a private Git repository (SDMX Sponsors, Central Banks and International Organisations only)
  • Automated IMF National Summary Data Page (NSDP)
  • A free training course / workshop per year on SDMX, Fusion Registry or specific use cases
"The Enterprise Edition distinguishes its self by providing a fully supported commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) alternative to open-source, freeware and community developed tools, making it suitable as a key component in mission-critical systems."

There are many excellent free-to-use, open source and community supported SDMX software tools available.

Our vision is to position Fusion Registry Enterprise Edition as the leading commerical SDMX software solution by providing both comprehensive coverage of the official statistics lifecycle and use cases, coupled with continuous development and responsive technical support.

We think it's already well on course to reach that goal. But there's more to do.

Check out the 2020-2022 Development Roadmap to see where it's heading.

Development Roadmap

Fusion Registry Enterprise Edition Key Features

Enterprise-grade statistical data warehouse for collecting, integrating, storing, processing and publishing aggregated statistical data at scale using the SDMX standard

SDMX 1.0,2.0,2.1 and EDI

All versions of SDMX are supported, including EDI. Preparations are already being made for version 3.0 which will also be supported when released.

SDMX Structural Metadata

The Enterprise Edition incorporates the same best-in-class SDMX structural metadata registry as used for the SDMX Global Registry. Author and manage all of the standard structures including Codelists, Concepts, Data Structure Definitions and Dataflows using Fusion Registry's intuitive web GUI.

Data Collection

Control what data are collected from which providers and when using SDMX Provision Agreements, Reporting Constraints and advance release calendars. Register URLs to automatically integrate data from data providers' SDMX REST APIs or SDMX files, submit data interactively using the web GUI in Excel, CSV or SDMX, or POST data programatically using the Fusion Registry SDMX REST API. Automatically generate custom Excel forms for data reporters to complete and submit.

Data Integration

Fusion Registry seamlessly integrates data from any number of local and remote sources into a single statistical data warehouse. Sources include local stores (data loaded interactively through the GUI or programatically through the REST API, distributed Fusion Registry services, Data Portal sources and ETL sources (primarily SQL databases). Data for a single dataset can even come from multiple different sources with a separate subset of series coming from each source.

Data Validation

Choose from the catalogue of built-in validation rules checking for a range of potential issues including structural non-compliance, incorrect coding and duplicate observations. Write your own rules using Metadata Technology's expression language, or add custom validators with the Fusion Registry plug-in framework.

Data Dissemination

Publish data using Fusion Registry's SDMX REST data API and high-performance query execution engine. Provide end users with direct access to the API, and / or use it as a data source to drive other dissemination services such the Fusion Data Browser, statistics web portals or mobile apps.

Data Storage

Choose where and how Fusion Registry stores your SDMX data. Options include standard SQL databases: MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server, and Metadata Technology's high-performance persitant in-memory database. You can even choose different stores for different datasets perhaps depending on their size, confidentiality or performance requirements.

REST API

Fusion Registry provides a fully-compliant SDMX REST API for both data and metadata. In addition, Metadata Technology's extended API provides programmatic access to a further range of useful functions including data validation, data mapping and free-text search.

Fusion Data Browser

Web tool for data search, visualisation and analysis.
Fusion Data Browser is a web application for data consumers to search and explore the catalogue of datasets, select series and cubes of interest, build visualisations using tables and charts, and retrieve selected data in a variety of formats including SDMX, Excel and CSV.
It can be used with any Fusion Registry dissemination interface so will work both with Fusion Registry environments and Fusion Edge Server clusters. That makes it equally useful as an internal tool for statistics departments and internal data consumers, or for external use on public data portals.

Reference Metadata

Reference Metadata (sometimes called Referential Metadata) can be thought of as comments or even rich content with images and markup that can be attached to any statistical element from Concepts and Dataflows to series and individual observations. Practical applications include recording qualitative information about datasets and datapoints, and creating glossaries of terms. The ENterprise Edition supports definition, authoring, collection and dissemination of Reference Metadata.

Data Portal

Automatically retrieve, download and seamlessly integrate copies of selected datasets from a range of public and private data APIs into Fusion Registry's statistical datawarehouse. Choose how fresh you want the data and Fusion Registry will update on your reqired schedule. Supporting APIs include Eurostat, ECB, IMF, OECD and BIS. Support for other data services can be added using Fusion Registry's plugin framework.

Data Structure Mapping

Transform datasets to different structures and coding schemes using Fusion Registry's SDMX Structure Mapping engine which includes support for Codelist maps, N-to-N series mapping and regex pattern matching.

Content Security

Fusion Registry's content security sub-system allows fine-grained control over exactly what metadata and data groups of users have access to. Rules can even be created down to individual codes and observations providing the opportunity to grant general access to datasets while keeping certain series or observations private.

IMF NSDP

IMF member countries subscribing to the eGDDS, SDDS and SDDS Plus dissemination standards are required to publish a National Summary Data Page (NSDP), a web page summarising a specific collection of key datasets. Fusion Registry can automatically generate a dynamic NSDP including the SDMX download links and tabular data browser mandatory for SDDS Plus.

IM-JS and SDMX-UI

IM-JS and SDMX-UI provide JavaScript and TypeScript libraries for building custom Fusion Registry data-driven web applications. The libraries simplify the process of connecting to a Fusion Registry REST API and retrieving data and metadata. SDMX-UI provides higher-level visual widgets including interactive pivot tables and metadata driven query builders.

Load Balancing / High Availability

High availability configurations are supported by clustering two or more Fusion Registry instances behind a load balancer. It's cache consistency monitor recognises when updates have been made to data or metadata and automatically purge the necessary cache entries across the entire cluster to avoid the risk of serving stale content.

Fusion Edge Server

Fusion Edge Server is a separate light-weight dissemination module that works in tandem with Fusion Registry. It's designed for public dissemination use cases that need scalability, high-performance and resilience, and where it is desirable to isolate the master Fusion Registry. Fusion Edge Server has no user interface and provides a read-only SDMX REST API suitable for driving a range of dissemination services and tools.

Audit

Fusion Registry's audit sub-system maintains a comprehensive record of all metadata and data changes.