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Fusion Registry 9 Community Edition Released

Fusion Registry 9 Community Edition, Metadata Technology's free to use SDMX Structural Metadata Registry, is now available for download

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The new release features significant changes and improvements including a new web user interface, data validation, data transformation between formats, data transformation between structures using SDMX structure mapping, and integration with Microsoft Active Directory.

The SDMX Community Tools are a collection of free to use applications for:

  • Managing SDMX structural metadata
  • Validating SDMX data
  • Transforming SDMX data between formats
  • Transforming SDMX data between structures

The Tools are designed principally for official statistics organisations who need to manage structural metadata, and who have other systems and processes in place for managing data. The Tools do not support the collection, storage, integration and dissemination of data. Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition, which is available under commercial license, supports those use cases.

The Tools are free to download and use within the terms of the Public License Agreement.

Please note that the SDMX Community Tools are are provided without technical support.
SLA based support service contacts can be provided if needed - please contact us for details.

Fusion Registry 9 Community Edition

Fusion Registry 9 Community Edition is a fully compliant SDMX structural metadata registry.

Release 9.3 Key Features

  • SDMX structural metadata management
  • SDMX data validation
  • Transformation of data between formats and SDMX versions
  • Transformation of data between Data Structure Definitions using SDMX structure mapping
  • Automated generation of Excel spreadsheet data reporting forms using definable templates
  • SDMX compliant REST API for structures
  • REST API for data validation and transformation

Please note that Fusion Registry 9 Community Edition does not support the collection, storage, integration and dissemination of data. Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition is required for those use cases.

Key System Requirements

  • Java runtime 1.8 or 1.10
  • A Java application server - Apache Tomcat 8.0, 8.5 or 9.0 is recommended
  • Minimum 4GB memory
  • MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server database for storage of the Registry content

Fusion Registry can operate stand-alone, or with Fusion Security if multi-user authentication and role management is required.

Fusion Registry is a Java application so will run on most platforms with a supported Java runtime environment. It is routinely tested on Windows and Ubuntu Linux.

What's new in this release

Fusion Registry 9.3 Community Edition replaces Fusion Registry 8.4. Here's a comparision.

  • Fusion Registry 8.4
  • SDMX 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1, plus EDI
  • SDMX structure authoring, maintenance and storage
  • Hybrid web / Adobe 'Flex' user interface
  • SDMX compliant REST API for structures
  • Subscription to notification of changes
  • FusionXL Excel addin support
  • Fusion Registry 9.3 Community Edition
  • SDMX 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1, plus EDI
  • SDMX structure authoring, maintenance and storage
  • New pure web interface including wizards for maintaining structures
  • SDMX compliant REST API for structures
  • Subscription to notification of changes
  • FusionXL Excel addin support
  • Structure mapping
  • Data transformation between SDMX versions and formats
  • Data transformation between DSDs using structure mapping
  • Data transformation REST API
  • Data validation
  • Data validation using Metadata Technology's validation expression language
  • Data validation REST API
  • Automated generation of Excel spreadsheet data reporting forms using definable templates
  • Structure comparison
  • Microsoft Active Directory support
Documentation

Fusion Transformer

Fusion Transformer is a command-line application for transforming data and structure files between versions of SDMX. In addition to SDMX 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1, legacy GESMES EDI formats are also supported.

Fusion Transformer is a stand-alone Java application which should run successfully on any platform with a suitable Java runtime environment. The software is routinely tested on Windows and Ubuntu Linux.

Key System Requirements

  • Java runtime 1.8+
  • Minimum 1GB memory
Documentation

FusionXL

FusionXL is a native Microsoft Excel add-in that connects to a Fusion Registry server through its REST API allowing online browsing, creation and maintenance of structural metadata.

If used with Fusion Registry 9 Enterprise Edition, FusionXL also supports browsing and authoring of data.


Fusion Security

Fusion Security is an optional directory server for both Fusion Registry Community Edition and Enterprise Edition where controlled access is required for multiple users with different roles, specifically: Administrator, Agency, Data Provider and Data Consumer.

Fusion Registry will operate without a directory service, but provides a single password controlled administration account for the 'root' superuser. Exploring, viewing and downloading the metadata (and data if using the Enterprise Edition) are open for public access. Any changes such as creating a new Codelist must be performed by the root superuser.

Fusion Security is a Java application and is typically deployed on the same application server (Apache Tomcat for example) as the Fusion Registry. In practice, it can be deployed anywhere on the network provided its URL is accessible from the Fusion Registry installation.

Key System Requirements

  • Java runtime 1.8+
  • A Java application server - Apache Tomcat is recommended
  • Minimum 1GB memory
Documentation