Businesses should have all the integrated data they need, certainly far more than they can access today. This is now made possible with the aid of computers that can rapidly link data across multiple compatible data systems.

The Secret of
Data System Interoperability

Computers process data much faster than people do, yet traditional data systems are designed to store data that is understandable by people but not “understandable” by the computer. Computers rely upon consistent data representations to calculate data record matches that combine whichever data is selected. Maxxphase Data Compatibility Standards simply provides consistent data representations for any data system. This allows the computer to make the appropriate data record matches across data systems. These standards form the foundation for direct data system interoperability.

Maxxphase Data Compatibility Standards brings standardization to data system development methods that have been too arbitrary for far too long. Our standards define a target state for the compatibility for all data, forming a framework into which any data may be placed. That data has been made compliant simply by being placed into this framework. Any data instances and data systems compliant with the standards are now compatible with any other compliant data instances and data systems. The standards are the secret behind direct data system interoperability.

Interoperable data systems

Data Compatibility

Most businesses struggle to obtain the integrated data they need to support their business processes. This lack of integrated data is caused by conflicts in the master data representations of their data systems. The master data of traditional data systems can be conflicted in many ways, such as with metadata differences, structural differences and inconsistent data values. Not imposing standards in master data representations across traditional data systems was a major mistake in the way these conflicted data systems were originally designed and instantiated.

Master data compatibility across data systems does not happen by accident. Maxxphase Data Compatibility Standards provides a target for the master data representations of each data system to comply. Any data system that complies with the Data Compatibility Standards is a compatible data system. Data Compatibility Standards are also used to correct existing master data conflicts in any data system, making that data system compatible. The master data compatibility imposed by Data Compatibility Standards provides “data access paths” which form dynamic links between any compatible data systems.

Non-master data in any data system is directly or indirectly related to the master data of that data system. With master data compatibility providing data access paths between compatible data systems, non-master data from any compatible data system is now accessible with non-master data from any other compatible data system. While data is stored across multiple physical data systems, the master data compatibility forms these physical data systems into a single consistent virtual data system.

Data Compatibility Standards and Methods are the future direction for the information technology industry. A whole new world of data solutions is unlocked once your data systems become compatible!