Data transformer package now works for enterprise

The individual spokes
map-specific data to target structures.

The Data Junction data transformer package, around since early MS-DOS days, now has a
graphical Enterprise Edition that the company said can handle conversions from mainframe
databases from IBM Corp., Oracle Corp. and Informix Software Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif.

Often built into other vendors’ warehouse cleansing and conversion products, Data
Junction extends read-write spokes into as many as 99 disparate formats. The individual
spokes map-specific source data to target structures, said Darrell Blandford, executive
vice president of Data Junction Corp. of Austin, Texas.

The Data Junction Enterprise, Professional and Personal editions, priced at $1,995,
$995 and $399 respectively, run under Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT.

A separate, embeddable DJEngine is available for Windows NT and Unix platforms only.

The programmable engine can convert data from aging Cobol programs, Structured Query
Language and flat-file databases, contact managers, spreadsheets, Lotus Notes, text files
and several proprietary formats.

Data Junction works by drag-and-drop and menu selection. It has a test window for
previewing a conversion before committing the entire database.

Field properties can be changed and data filtered on the fly—for example, to parse
information from memo headers into tabular rows and columns.

Blandford said Data Junction can even convert mailing-label templates.

For year 2000 fixes, Blandford said, Data Junction can automatically change two-digit
year data into four-digit format, but it does not correct the program processing logic.

Conversion case studies and downloadable trial copies of the software are available on
the company’s Web site at

Contact Data Junction at 512-459-1308.

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