Supported Configurations

With version 10, the Kalido family of products has been renamed to Magnitude. In order for the Magnitude MDM (Kalido) family of products to operate correctly and qualify for Technical Support, various components require specific versions of software that come from other software providers. The information provided here defines the supported environments that have been verified by Magnitude (Kalido).

Many of the components that come from other software providers have their own supported version guidelines. Typically, Magnitude (for previous versions, Kalido) will verify against new releases (functional and maintenance) from those providers in the next Magnitude release (functional and maintenance). In addition, Magnitude will support a component from another provider for the same period as the provider, dropping support at the same time.

Please see links below each product component for information on the supported environment for recent product releases.

Magnitude Dynamic Information Warehouse

The Magnitude Dynamic Information Warehouse (for previous versions, Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse) product consists of a set of components that are deployed in a 3 tier configuration. Each component has specific software and hardware requirements. Please contact Magnitude for assistance in scoping your full environment’s hardware needs.

Magnitude Master Data Management

The Magnitude Master Data Management product (for previous versions, Kalido Master Data Management) consists of a set of components that are deployed in a multi-tier configuration. Each component has specific software and hardware requirements. Please contact Magnitude for assistance in scoping your full environment’s hardware needs.

Magnitude Universal Information Director

Magnitude Universal Information Director (for previous versions, Kalido Universal Information Director) automates BI configuration when connecting one or multiple BI products to a Magnitude (Kalido) DIW instance. Magnitude Universal Information Director brings the power of the Magnitude business model to drive BI tools throughout the enterprise, and helps to keep reports and analyses up-to- date with underlying changes to the warehouse. Please contact Magnitude for assistance in scoping your full environment’s hardware needs.

Magnitude Universal Information Director consists of the following software components: Model configuration logic and User Interface; Integration Services, through which Universal Information Director requests services from Magnitude Dynamic Information Warehouse; and Metadata bridge capable of exporting models to a number of BI applications.

Magnitude Business Information Modeler

The Magnitude Business Information Modeler (for previous versions, Kalido Business Information Modeler) is actually two applications that are installed independently:

      • Modeler application
        The Modeler consists of the user interface, business logic, serialization components and export adapters. Application users may design, save, and open information models independently of other Magnitude products.

        The Modeler user interface employs the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and the Microsoft .NET framework. The Business Information Modeler Installation Guide includes instructions for obtaining and installing .NET.

      • Model Exchange Service (MXS)
        The MXS is an adapter between the Modeler and Magnitude Dynamic Information Warehouse. This component is required to extract and deploy Dynamic Information Warehouse models with the Modeler application.

Model exchange can occur throughout the information management life cycle. For example, a model can be deployed to a Dynamic Information Warehouse instance, extracted from the warehouse and refined in the Modeler, then redeployed.

Software Instance Definition

Magnitude (Kalido) typically licenses software by the “Instance.” For a definition of the term as it is used in our license agreements, please see our What is a Software Instance? page.

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