Fusion Registry® 9 Enterprise Edition
SDMX Data and Metadata Management
Collect, store, manage and share statistical data and metadata
Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition is an integrated management system for aggregated statistical data and metadata.
It uses SDMX, the international standard for describing and exchanging official statistics.
SDMX provides a flexible and proven multi-dimensional information model designed specifically for statistics, meaning Fusion Registry 9 can be used for any statistical domain.
Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition provides a robust and proven solution for central banks, international organisations, and national statistics offices who need to report, collect, integrate, exchange and disseminate data using the SDMX standard.
It is fully compliant with the standard ensuring seamless interoperability with other SDMX compliant services.
For business analytics and econometrics, Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition acts as a virtual statistical database for aggregated time series and cross-sectional statistics.
Statistical data sets from multiple source systems, departments and operating units can be dynamically integrated in real time into Fusion Registry's virtual data repository. The repository provides data teams with a single consolidated source of reliable, validated and governed statistics.
Fusion Registry 9 is designed around the standards and processes that governments and central banks use for managing their statistics making it open, non-proprietary and interoperable.
Full official statistics data lifecycle supportSupport for the full official statistics aggregated data lifecycle -
reporting, collection, integration, exchange and dissemination
SDMX structural metadata registryCreation, maintenance, storage and exchange of SDMX structures
Data virtualisationDynamic transformation and integration of data from any number of sources into a single virtual data repository
Registry managed local data storageLocal storage of data using SQL databases and / or Metadata Technology's SDMX optimised persistent in-memory database
Comprehensive data validation functionsComprehensive validation of data for structural and semantic compliance, compliance with defined constraints, plus other checks such as duplicate observations
Data validation languageDefine additional data validation rules using Metadata Technology's validation language
Data transformationTransformation of data between formats, and to different dimensionality using SDMX structure mapping
SDMX reference metadataAuthoring, maintenance, storage and exchange of SDMX reference metadata
Import and export of data in multiple formatsStandard formats include SDMX-ML (XML), SDMX-JSON, CSV and Excel (plus RDF for export only) - other formats are supported using plug-in drivers
REST web services APISupports the SDMX REST specification plus extended functions including data submission, validation and transformation
Command line interfaceCommand line interface suitable for scripting and automation of processes such as data publication
Fusion Reporting NodeSimplifies and automates the reporting process where data collecting organisations need to collect data in SDMX format from multiple distributed providers
Fusion Edge ServerDissemination edge server that can be deployed in load balanced clusters to support high capacity, high availability and multi-region dissemination use cases
Microsoft Active Directory supportSupports Microsoft Active Directory for user authentication, role management and rights control
Microsoft Excel add-inExcel add-in interface for Fusion Registry 9 allow data and metadata authoring, browsing and maintenance using spreadsheets
Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition based solutions, support packages and cloud hosting are designed and priced to meet individual requirements.
The core Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition server software is licensed per 'production instance' on an annual subscription basis. A production instance is a single copy of the software deployed in a production environment. Subscribers can also deploy non-production instances for staging, testing and experimentation within certain limits.
In standard configuration, Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition allows automated collection from up to three data providers. Additional Data Provider option licenses are needed if the requirement is to collect data from more than three providers.
Standard technical support is included which consists of on-demand error correction, plus the supply of regular bug-fix and enhancement releases. Enhanced support packages including extended support hours, expert advice, operational support and on-demand product enhancements can be provided if required.
Additional services include:
- Structure design (for example, Data Structure Definition design)
- SDMX and Fusion Registry 9 training
- Cloud hosting and delivery as a managed service
- High availability and high capacity configurations
- Distributed multi-region deployments
- Fusion Reporting Node for automating data collection from multiple distributed data providers
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SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) is a mature, proven and open standard designed specifically for describing and sharing statistical information.
Launched in 2001, SDMX is sponsored by seven international organisations (BIS, ECB, Eurostat,IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank) and who lead a programme of active development to keep the standard up to date.
In 2013, SDMX was adopted as an ISO International Standard (ISO 17369:2013).Learn More
Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition provides a complete integrated solution incorporating structural metadata management, data validation, data transformation, data collection, data dissemination and reference metadata.
A range of enterprise deployment features and options are provided including auditing, Microsoft Active Directory support and load-balancer support.
Fusion Reporting Node simplifies and automates the reporting process where data collecting organisations need to collect data in SDMX format from multiple distributed providers.
Fusion Edge Server is a dissemination edge server that can be deployed in load balanced clusters and across multiple geographic regions.
The Fusion Registry 9 will integrate statistical data from any number of local and remote sources into a single virtual data repository.
How does it work?
Fusion Registry has the concept of data sources which include Registry managed local storage into which data can be loaded using the user interface or REST API, other local SQL databases containing pre-prepared data, and remote file and web services referenced by URL. When a new data source is registered, the data are indexed but kept at source and only retrieved on demand. The approach avoids duplicating data that may never be used and ensures data is always up to date. To maximise query performance, caching is used on both the server and client sides.
To respond to a query on a particular data set, Fusion Registry's virtualisation engine retrieves and integrates the data required in real time from potentially multiple data sources. Consider querying for pan-European 'employment' data where the data comes from separate data sources managed by each country.
Fusion Registry 9 supports MySQL, SQL Server or Oracle databases for local storage. Alternatively, for datasets less than 100 million observations, Metadata Technology's SDMX optimised persistent in-memory database is simple to configure and delivers the best query performance.
Fusion Reporting Node acts as a connector for dynamically integrating remote data sources into Fusion Registry's Virtual Data Repository - specifically flat files (Excel, CSV and SDMX) that are not accessible by URL and private databases. Its main use case as illustrated in the diagram, is to automate data collection from multiple reporters.