Today, with data available in many different formats, from varying sources, and via diverse access methods, companies need a solution for managing business information. In addition, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and internal audit demands have made reliable data management vital. While many companies offer the individual components necessary to produce a data warehouse, such a solution can be difficult to support and manage, and expensive to implement. Data Warehousing is an affordable data management solution that ensures that you will have your information, when you need it in a format that is organized and easy to find.
Morningstar will install a Commodity DataServer system on your site or at our Global Data Center in Austin, Texas. Then, with the Data Warehouse Service, Morningstar will acquire, process, quality assure, test and re-distribute your data to the locations you need. With the Data Warehouse Service subscription, Morningstar will monitor your data warehouse 24/7/365. In addition, you can see the condition of your data warehouse at any time. Status screens are accessible from any web browser on a network, allowing you to receive up-to-the-minute details on your data.
Key components of the Data Warehouse Service include:
Java Programs: Vendor-specific Java programs are employed for the downloading and processing of the data while standard framework Java programs are used to update, package, test and distribute the data.
Internet Friendly Design: Data can be accessed, monitored and analyzed using any standard Web browser. The user interface assists you in monitoring the data delivery cycle and aids in updating and creating new data implementations. A Job Status screen displays the vendors, their jobs and job status.
Scheduling and Control: The operator has absolute control over the system with built-in tools for monitoring and analyzing the entire process, as well as the ability to automate phases of the delivery cycle.
Quality Assurance: We run 3,400 quality assurance phases each week on millions of data points and can provide custom data filtering and tolerance calculations tailored to your specific requirements.
Redundancy: A fully redundant, mirrored off-site facility assures a protected data process.