WebFOCUS Architecture

Before implementing enterprise business intelligence, it is imperative that organizations carefully scrutinize the architectural underpinnings of any solution they are considering. Efficient, agile businesses need informed decision-making at three levels: executive, analytical, and operational. Architecture is essential to fully embracing all three levels.

The WebFOCUS operational business intelligence (BI) platform is all about architectural superiority. It boasts self-aware, self-healing, self-optimizing autonomic servers whose workload and traffic management and capacity planning eliminate complexity, improve system performance, and dramatically reduce TCO. The WebFOCUS autonomic server runs 24/7 with lowest-possible administration cost, and our scalability puts more users on less hardware than any other BI solution.

WebFOCUS provides the most flexible, reliable, and scalable architecture available today, supporting hundreds of thousands of users, multiple application types, and a wide variety of information consumers – from employees and managers to customers and external business partners. Developed in step with current and emerging industry standards, WebFOCUS is designed to deliver robust enterprise-wide reporting while protecting existing technology investments and minimizing support and maintenance costs.

The WebFOCUS Reporting Server, the "hub" of the WebFOCUS architecture, enables highly efficient reporting, query, and analysis from any data on any platform in any file structure. The server can deliver content in HTML, DHTML, XML, Excel, and PDF for web browsers and wireless devices. At the same time, it provides features to guarantee optimum performance, even as the demands placed on your systems continue to grow.

Platforms Supported

The following is a partial list of the most popular platforms supported by WebFOCUS. If you don't see what you need, please call or e-mail us – we are always adding new platforms to this list.

  • AIX
  • HP-UX
  • Linux
  • Linux on zSeries (Linux on System z10, Linux on System z9, Linux/390, zLinux, z/Linux)
  • OpenVMS
  • IBM i (i5/OS, i Series, System i, OS400, DB2 UDB)
  • Solaris
  • Tru64
  • Windows
  • zOS
  • zSeries