OSSera Data Mediation Platform provides a set of drag and drop components to process:
- incoming alarms, metrics, Call/Signaling Data Records, Inventory Retrieval, and
- bi-directional command and response interactions (i.e.: Testing, Activating, Re-configurating, Pings, etc...)
The Data Mediation Platform has collectors for standard interfaces as well as tools for users to develop user-specific data collectors. These data collectors can collect and process data in any format. For example, OSSera's Fault Management framework uses these alarm data collectors to collect and pre-process raw alarm data from NE/EMS/NMS or any other entities.
OSSera's Data Mediation Platform (DMP) supports SNMP, Socket, File, and Corba with supporting Managed Information Base (MIB) Loading tools and ID/Parse rules for non-SNMP protocols. Data from various protocols are normalized into a standardized Flow Builder.
Flow Builder is a drag and drop tool which allow the user to create states. States model the input, ID, Parse, and Error states of the data flow. Also users can model output, final, transition, and final states of the flow. This streamlines the process in managing resources across a wide domain.
Action States are implemented for applications such as Advanced Troubleshooting where commands are sent to various managed resources for testing, pings, and retrieving data.
From experience the process in managing Data Mediation can be painfully cumbersome. Debugging features have been added including breakpoints, stepping, value checks, and flow animation to make sure DMP functions have been implemented correctly in building adapters.
Deploy and Execute Flows
Flows are packaged and can be installed with an installer for ease of distribution across a carrier's network. Once deployed they can be executed to run.
A Unified Data Mediation Platform
Using the OSSera platform as a foundation the DMP automates interactions critical for Advanced Troubleshooting, Fault Management, Performance Management, Service Problem Management, Service Quality Management, Inventory Retrieval/Resource Management, and Customer Experience Management/CDR Service Usage Management.
OSSera's Data Mediation Platform Brochure