Datura hosts popular discussions on "Unstructured Data" at COFES 2013
Scottsdale, AZ - April 20, 2013 Michigan software company Datura LLC hosted a technology discussion on “Unstructured Data” at the 2013 Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES 2013) and it was a standing-room-only crowd. They came to COFES to get feedback from engineering software users and developers, and they learned this was a subject of concern to engineering.
“Unstructured data is a big problem in most organizations”, explains company president, Dean Keith. “A lot of data is not very accessible, because it doesn’t fit into industry-standard structures, so it ends up in small files scattered across the organization.”
Many engineering software developers expressed the frustration of trying to integrate and merge the different parts of their enterprise, finding it hard to keep up with the demands of their customers for extra reporting and organizing capabilities. “Many customers of software analysis products are using the calculation dataset as their database, so they want to add more,” explains Keith. “This puts a great burden on the analysis software company’s resources.”
Datura is working on a new line of database server products, called Legume, specially designed to handle the unstructured data in the engineering world. These products are designed to work with standard SQL database systems, such as Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle.