UCLA Health System uses XML and SOA to Optimize Data Integration and Migration
March 13, 2009
A nice success story from UCLA Health System recently appeared on the IBM Web site. UCLA Health System use DB2 pureXML and WebSphere products to improve the processes involved in data integration and data migration for their patient-oriented document systems. They are reporting some great benefits from working with native XML storage, including:
- A 70% reduction in number of database staff needed to add new schemas and data into the system.
- An 82% decrease in number of database tables that administrators must manage.
- A reduction in the time required to add new medical forms from 2 weeks to less than 2 hours.
Li Cui from UCLA Health System is quoted as saying that:
“The use of DB2 pureXML simplifies database management. It is almost maintenance free and the robustness of the system and the simplicity of the design are satisfying. Usually DBAs are hesitant to use a new system, but not in this case.”
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