CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced CA ERwin Data Modeler r8, an industry-leading solution for collaboratively visualizing and managing data across the enterprise.
CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 features powerful visualization tools to help users represent data that is managed in multiple systems, applications, platforms and locations.  Users can more effectively manage the migration of data to the cloud and other new forms of IT infrastructure.
Unlike certain other data modeling solutions, CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 provides a simple, intuitive way to visualize complex data structures, with a customizable environment—from an intuitive interface to back-end database script generation—to deliver a unique, personalized data modeling experience.  
“As business-critical applications are increasingly dispersed across virtualized computing environments, it is more important than ever to generate maximum value from corporate data,” said Donna Burbank, senior director of product marketing, Data Management, CA Technologies.  “CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 provides the capabilities to help enterprises and service providers meet this challenge as we pass through the next radical transformation of IT infrastructure.”

Greater Responsiveness to Business and Technology Change
Advanced data model visualization capabilities in CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 make it easy for disparate development teams, technology partners and business users to collaborate on complex data structures—enabling organizations to optimize their applications for both technical performance and alignment with business requirements through:
· Strategic use of information assets
· Greater responsiveness to change
· More confident transition to cloud computing and other XaaS models
· Increased visibility into and control over compliance-related data management issues.

“As organizations make business-critical decisions regarding management of data assets, CA ERwin Data Modeler creates a visual blueprint of their data structures, greatly simplifying the decision of which data to move to a cloud environment, and which data to manage on-premise,” said Shawn Rogers, vice president of research at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
Customizable Workspace to Better Visualize Complex Data Structures
Flexible personalization capabilities enable different team members to tailor their workspaces to their individual assignments, skills and needs—without sacrificing their ability to collaborate with others users across and beyond the enterprise.  Reusable model formatting themes give users the flexibility of a drawing tool, with full data modeling functionality.

“Today’s global business environment requires that information assets and requirements are defined, depicted, managed, and understood by both business and technical users,” said Walter Moeller, practice director and senior consultant at Principle Partners, Inc., which specializes in business data management and management information systems development.  “Whether our clients are re-purposing their oldest legacy data or taking on a new cloud partner, the business-user-friendly modeling capabilities in CA ERwin r8 help ensure we are meeting their needs throughout the system development process—while enabling them to modernize their information systems.”

Integration with SAP BusinessObjects Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Reporting
CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 also features embedded integration with SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions and SAP Crystal Reports software for enterprise-wide reporting.  This enables users to more easily track impact analysis, where-used reporting and cross-model queries across the enterprise.

“To better manage data, organizations need to successfully execute on their business intelligence strategies,” said Mindy Fiorentino, vice president, Solution Marketing, SME Business Analytics, SAP.  “The integration between CA ERwin, SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP Crystal Reports greatly facilitates the unified approach to data and metadata operations so essential for BI success in complex enterprise environments.”

Extended Support for DB2
CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 includes extended support for IBM DB2 for z/OS and LUW v9.x to ease use of partitioning, global temporary tables, compression, nicknames, column “labels,” XML data types, and query optimization syntax.

CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 is a key component of the CA ERwin Modeling family of products, which offers an integrated set of technologies that help enable best practices for database design and modeling. To join a community of more than 70,000 worldwide CA ERwin users, please visit