Tools Infrastructure

Daman offers a range of professional services to help you fully leverage your investment in data management technologies. Our services are based on more than a decade of experience in successfully deploying these technologies, and every Daman engagement is backed by the expertise of our skilled and credentialed consultants.

Installation and activation

Our mentored installation and upgrade services provide you with a proven process to ensure the optimal installation and configuration of your extract transform load (ETL) or business intelligence (BI) technologies.

Our focus is on establishing complete environmental and procedural readiness to proceed, ensuring a successful technology deployment. We evaluate your environment and establish parameters for multiple criteria such as capacity, fail over and high availability, performance and stress, and security. With these parameters in mind, we establish appropriate development, test and product configurations to ensure that your technology can be optimally leveraged to meet your project needs.


After the initial install, it is important that any tool be appropriately configured to meet your specific needs. Our objective is to accelerate the deployment of your DM tool, define core components of an infrastructure that best allows you to leverage the tool for optimal value, effectiveness and ROI. We offer Quickstart solutions for both ETL and BI.

ETL Quickstart

An ETL Quickstart typically includes activities such as:

  • Identification of necessary tool functionality such as XML, real-time connectivity, application adapters and DQ.
  • Identification of reusable components and the definition of a shared object strategy.
  • Definition of ETL templates, naming conventions and parameters.
  • Methods for development of generic/parameterized ETL routines.
  • Configuration of security structure, repository management guidelines and tuning standards to support rapid development of the data movement solution.
  • Methods for development of a standard data flow with workflow templates for data categories.
  • Methods for the development of standard and automated test environments, including the use of router functionality for error processing.

Our objective is to establish an infrastructure (Standard Architecture) and associated processes that maximize tool ROI and reduce TCO by supporting the following:

  • Multi-user and multi-project development.
  • Reduced maintenance.
  • Reuse of all components.
  • Agile development.
  • Version control.
  • Metadata management.

BI Quickstart

Our BI Quickstart is the fastest, easiest and most effective way for you to accelerate your BI technology deployment and keep it on the right track. Our approach is geared toward lowering the TCO of your BI investment. Under this service offering, Daman professionals will:

  • Review your infrastructure and determine the optimal configuration of your BI technology.
  • Ensure that you have all the necessary components of the BI tool suite to support your usage and user community.
  • Define the custom components to be built.
  • Deploy best practices that will expedite report creation and semantic layer design.
  • Design an application architecture that ensures performance, allows for system expansion, and facilitates future development and maintenance.

As an option, Daman can provide a roadmap for an information delivery layer that addresses:

  • Data distribution and access methods, including portals, dashboard, e-mail and web delivery.
  • On-demand and “self-service” BI.
  • Mobile strategy.
  • Security frameworks.

Daman provides tools-infrastructure services for the following technologies:


  • InfoSphere DataStage
  • Informatica PowerCenter
  • Ab Initio CoOperating System
  • Microsoft SSIS


  • Cognos
  • BusinessObjects
  • Microstrategy
  • Microsoft Reporting Services
  • Essbase