Fusion Registry® 9 Enterprise Edition

SDMX Data and Metadata Management

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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.

Applications


Official Statistics

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.

Business Analytics and Econometrics

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.

Key Features


Full official statistics data lifecycle support

Support for the full official statistics aggregated data lifecycle -
reporting, collection, integration, exchange and dissemination

SDMX structural metadata registry

Creation, maintenance, storage and exchange of SDMX structures

Data virtualisation

Dynamic transformation and integration of data from any number of sources into a single virtual data repository

Registry managed local data storage

Local storage of data using SQL databases and / or Metadata Technology's SDMX optimised persistent in-memory database

Comprehensive data validation functions

Comprehensive validation of data for structural and semantic compliance, compliance with defined constraints, plus other checks such as duplicate observations

Data validation language

Define additional data validation rules using Metadata Technology's validation language

Data transformation

Transformation of data between formats, and to different dimensionality using SDMX structure mapping

SDMX reference metadata

Authoring, maintenance, storage and exchange of SDMX reference metadata

Import and export of data in multiple formats

Standard 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 API

Supports the SDMX REST specification plus extended functions including data submission, validation and transformation

JavaScript client-side API

Powerful client-side JavaScript API for developing Fusion Registry driven web applications

Command line interface

Command line interface suitable for scripting and automation of processes such as data publication

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

Dissemination 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 support

Supports Microsoft Active Directory for user authentication, role management and rights control

Microsoft Excel add-in

Excel add-in interface for Fusion Registry 9 allow data and metadata authoring, browsing and maintenance using spreadsheets
Pricing

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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Benefits


Proven and Mature
Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition is the product of 10 years of development by the consultants who developed the original SDMX standard. It’s in production use at central banks, international organisations and national statistics offices in Europe, the Middle East, America and Canada.

Full Aggregated Data Lifecycle Support
Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition supports the complete aggregated data lifecycle from collection and reporting through to dissemination.

SDMX Inside
Fusion Registry 9 is built around the SDMX Information Model, so it’s SDMX to the core. SDMX is not just an input or output format, it is used as a model for data reporting, collection, dissemination and discovery.

Fully SDMX Compliant
Fusion Registry 9 is fully compliant with the SDMX standard and supports all versions: 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1, plus EDI. Metadata Technology also acts as advisors to the SDMX Technical Working Group ensuring Fusion Registry is always at the forefront of the standard's development.

Integrated Solution
Fusion Registry 9 closely integrates data collection, storage and dissemination with structural metadata management and reference metadata providing a closely integrated solution.

High Performance
Fusion Registry 9 is designed to deliver market-leading performance through innovations such as a unique SDMX optimised in-memory database.

Scalable
Fusion Registry 9 is highly scalable - the system can easily be scaled from a single instance running on a desktop PC to a multi-server load balanced architecture with multiple environments.

Enterprise Grade
Fusion Registry 9 has the deployment, resilience, integration and security capabilities needed to meet demanding mission critical use cases including auditing, load balancer support and Microsoft Active Directory integration.

Maintained
Fusion Registry 9 is actively developed and maintained with regular new-feature and maintenance releases.

Platform Agnostic
Fusion Registry 9 is built using Java Enterprise, so will run on any platform with a Java runtime environment and where a suitable application server is available (Apache Tomcat for instance). Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX...

Cloud Ready
Fusion Registry 9 can easily be deployed in the cloud. Users need only a standard web browser so it’s easy to access, easy to deploy and easy to secure.

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SDMX Inside

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).

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Integrated Solution

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.

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Data Virtualisation

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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.