We are excited to announce the latest version of our D# Engine, version 4.0. With this new release, we have added some major new features that will take the tool’s capabilities to the next level.
One of the most significant new features in version 4.0 is the support for Microsoft Synapse Analytics. Specifically, our tool automatically handles table distribution and selects the best indexing model for each table using the exact same metadata our users have been using for years. This integration provides a seamless experience for users who want to utilize Microsoft Synapse Analytics, making it easy to access and analyze their data in the cloud. Synapse works extremely well with large data masses, so bigger organizations will welcome this new possibility.
In addition to the Microsoft Synapse Analytics support, version 4.0 also includes extended source data mapping functionality. This allows users to easily map their data from various sources in a more flexible way than before. For example, the users can now map several source tables within the same schema to the same class, split denormalized data to several classes and map the same source column to multiple attributes. This enhancement greatly simplifies the development process and data integration, further streamlining the development process by replacing yet more manual work with automation.
Another important feature of version 4.0 is the ability to generate partial solutions if parts of the model fail validation. You can restart the Data Vault generation process even though some classes have failed verification. The failed classes will internally be marked as non-implementable before starting the process. This allows users to continue working with the deployment, even if another part of the model contains errors.
We are confident that these new features will greatly benefit our users and help them extend the use of the D# Engine. If you’re interested in trying out D# Engine version 4.0, contact us and we’ll set up a meeting.
We appreciate the support of our users, and we look forward to continuing to improve D# Engine.
See full release notes here.
Check out the recording of our release webinar (in Finnish) here.