Published by: Marketwired
ZL UA Interoperates With SAP ERP to Help Customers Expand Comprehensive Data Governance; ZL Technologies Joins SAP PartnerEdge® as an SAP Partner
SAN JOSE, CA – June 25, 2014 ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL), a global leader in unstructured Big Data management for the large enterprise, has announced its ZL Unified Archive® (ZL UA) 8.0 solution has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP® ERP application running on the SAP HANA platform®. Through the certified integration, ZL further opens the door for comprehensive, centralized archiving of unstructured and structured data content together in the scalable ZL UA environment. ZL has also joined the SAP PartnerEdge® program as an SAP software solution and technology partner. Through the certification and partnership, ZL plans to expand UA functionality to customers currently leveraging SAP applications for structured data.
The ZL Unified Archive® was built from the ground up to handle the massive data volumes of carrier-class organizations. By ingesting and archiving unstructured data sources in a single platform, data “silos” are eliminated, allowing for seamless and centralized management of data across multiple business requirements. With one framework to handle all archiving, search, storage, eDiscovery, records management, and compliance needs, ZL UA allows the enterprise to leverage information proactively while precisely controlling data lifecycles. As unstructured data and textual analysis technology continue to mature, the convergence of structured data and unstructured data is inevitable, increasing the business need for infrastructure that can efficiently handle both.
Through the SAP-certified integration with SAP ERP running on SAP HANA, ZL UA helps paves the way towards unified archiving of both unstructured and structured data in the same environment, allowing for data lifecycles and storage to be managed in a centralized platform. By ingesting data produced by SAP solutions, the ZL UA repository can offload information generated in SAP applications, allowing it to be organized, searched, and managed with the same efficiency as unstructured content such as business records. Consolidated management of different data streams allows data to finally be seen as a single business asset rather than silos based on data type: an exhaustive and searchable “memory” of corporate knowledge.
“As unstructured data continues to grow in analytics value, it becomes increasingly unrealistic to treat it as a separate entity,” said Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. “Through ZL UA’s integration with SAP ERP running on SAP HANA, customers can take a truly holistic view of their data environment, archiving and aggregating all data streams as one for subsequent leverage in analytics and other applications.”