MuseGlobal, Inc. announced today its new "Source Factory" to automate the process of checking, maintaining, and updating connections to thousands of electronic information sources. These connections allow the MuseSearch™ broadcast search product to access any networked database, catalog, system, or file.
MuseGlobal maintains Source Packages that include definitions, code and parameter files for each target database or system to which Muse will connect. Each of the 4,600+ Source Packages currently in the MuseGlobal Source Library contain all the information needed to connect to the source, handle authentication, translate queries into the Source's native language, and convert records retrieved into a common format for display to the user.
Because Sources constantly change, MuseGlobal has developed the Source Factory as an automated way to handle much of the effort involved in detecting changes, adapting the Source Packages to the changes, and delivering and installing the updated Source Packages to Muse customer sites. "Many of our customers have very high availability requirements for access to their electronic resources, so we have responded by developing an extremely efficient means of ensuring the continuing operability of their resource connections", said MuseGlobal CEO Kate Noerr. "The Source Factory runs 24 hours a day, checking connections and initiating automated recovery actions whenever problems are encountered."
If desired, updated Source Packages can be automatically downloaded and installed at the customer site, without affecting current MuseSearch operations. Logging and email notification of all actions is done automatically. Viewing capabilities are available to allow MuseGlobal staff, partners, and customers to determine the current status and testing history of all available Sources.