Business Context, Collaboration and Consistency for Smart Data Management

CONNECT gives you data on-the-fly business context through team collaboration on an enterprise glossary of business definitions. This empowers all users in the organization and gives them the ability to share their knowledge with the organization.

By attaching your company's business terms and definitions to diverse data assets, you can:

  • Avoid information obscurity and ambiguity
  • Better utilize a greater amount of the available data
  • Improve compliance to standards and regulations


Overcome the Challenge of Data Management

The continuous, accelerating growth of diverse data coming in to your company is old news. Data management professionals and business data consumers are seeking a solution that can turn this challenge into an opportunity, without needing to replace existing technologies.

Text Matching Terms & ObjectsMake Users Into Experts

Start by identifying critical data elements, business data elements and regulatory data elements and getting a clear understanding of their sources, interactions, and dependencies. CONNECT allows any authorized user can locate and make better use of more data while sticking to business policies. CONNECT integrates business definitions with data management tools, allowing you to create a single, searchable registry of all available data sources. We call this the Enterprise Information Map and it will help you develop applications up to ten times faster.

CollaborateCollaborate Over Data

When you have identified your organization's data elements, you will start to see where common data sets, terms, and definitions exist. In a larger organization running 300 data models, you could easily find 350,000 data elements – a lot to manage. But once you get to Know Your Data, you are likely to find 200 data elements that are used frequently across most areas of the organization.


CONNECT uses integrated collaboration features to help you and your users understand the reality of your data. You can view, store, and centrally manage a single source of managed business definitions in an extensible business glossary.

Protect Your DataSmart Tools Make Organizations Work Better

Having a clear picture of your data sources and critical data elements makes it far easier to protect your data. In addition, knowing who is using your data and through what systems it has passed makes it easier to meet business standards and industry regulations, significantly reducing your risk of non-compliance.

CONNECT promotes user adoption of important standards and policies by taking those compliance binders off the shelf and integrating key business terms and definitions with business systems. CONNECT works alongside many existing technologies seamlessly to help you bring new value to past investments.

CONNECT is a core component of the Embarcadero Data Management Platform, a suite of finely engineered, and trusted products whose users span database administrators, data modelers, data management professionals, and application developers.


  • CONNECT integrates seamlessly with ER/Studio and DBArtisan tools for a comprehensive view of your data from the models to database management.
  • Speed comprehension and reduce the risk of data policy violations by attaching business policies to daily workflows with contextual alerts and tips
  • Allow any user to locate and completely utilize existing enterprise data via reports, glossaries, taxonomies and registries
  • Define and publish more valuable business and data definitions by leveraging integrated collaboration and social capabilities