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Spectrum™ Technology Platform Version 10.0
Release Notes This document contains information about Spectrum™ Technology Platform 10.0. You have access only to the modules you have licensed. To evaluate any other modules, contact your Pitney Bowes account executive for a trial license key.
Complete documentation can be found at support.pb.com/spectrum.
What's New 2 System Requirements 24 Installation Notes 36 Fixed Issues 45 Known Issues 48
This release contains the following new and changed features.
The version of OpenSSL included in the Client SDK has been updated to version 1.0.2 to address various security vulnerabilities.
Advanced Matching Module
New Stage—Private Match
The new Private Match stage enables two entities to compare datasets and identify common records, or customers, without compromising sensitive information. By using an encrypt function security is retained while a match function is performed, and then a decrypt function shows the output of the matched data.
Candidate Finder Search Query Count
Candidate Finder contains a new field called Return total match count that includes in the output the number of matches made.
Search Index Distributed Processing
Search indexes created with the Spectrum™ Technology Platform 10.0 API now support distributed processing, including sharding, replication, and searching.
Existing search indexes do not support distributed processing; to enable this feature, you must recreate the search index using the Spectrum™ Technology Platform 10.0 API.
Search Index Error Port
Write to Search Index now includes an error port to capture records that were not added to the search index.
Search Index Templates
There are now four Write to Search Index templates:
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• AppendIndex—Shows a job where new data overwrites existing data, and any new data that did not previously exist will be added to the index.
• CreateIndex—Shows a job where a new search index is created. • DeleteIndex—Shows a job where a field is deleted from a search index. • SearchIndex—Shows a job where Candidate Finder conducts an index search.
Business Steward Module
In addition to creating secured entity types for the Business Steward Module, you can now also create security entity overrides that specify restrictions for specific dataflows or even specific stages. These overrides supersede user- and role-based secured entity type settings in that they make the permissions more restrictive.
Returning Grouped Exception Records
The Return all records in exception's group option in the Exception Monitor stage will no longer be enabled if the input data does not contain a field called "CollectionNumber" or "CandidateGroup".
Data Federation Module
Introduction - Spectrum™ Data Federation A new module, Data Federation, has been added to the Spectrum™ Technology Platform. The module allows you to create an abstracted virtual data source providing unified access to heterogeneous data sources through a uniform user interface. Using the module, you can collate the data from multiple data sources and organize it as a specific representation of your business model.
The Spectrum™ Technology Platform is placed between one or more data sources and your own application. It connects to the data sources and collates the data from them for access by your application. Data Federation creates a federated view of this collated data, providing a unified business-relevant view of the entire federated data.
Data Hub Module
Data Hub Browser
The new Data Hub Browser component of the Data Hub Module offers a discovery tool where you can search the contents of a model by browsing the results of a natural-language inspired query based on the model’s metadata.
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Write to Hub Error Port
Write to Hub now includes an error port to capture records that were not added to the model.
You can now select a literal type for source and target entities in the Merge Entities and Delete Entities stages.
The Audit feature enables you to view the activity that has taken place for a model. This feature returns create, read, update, and delete event information for the model and its metadata. This information is located on the Model Audit Events tab found on the Manage button of the Model ribbon in the Relationship Analysis Client.
The History feature in the Relationship Analysis Client provides detailed information about changes that have been made to entities or relationships within a model. The history feature groups data by version number, in reverse chronological order, and provides a date and time stamp for each version. It also provides the user name of the person who made the changes. Additionally, the History tab displays the following details about any given change:
• Operation—The action that took place: added, modified, or deleted. Note that if you delete an entity, it will be shown only if it is re-added to the model. However, if you delete relationships or properties, those deletions will appear in the history.
• Type—The component that changed: property or relationship • Name—The name of what changed. For properties, this is the ID of the property that changed. For entities whose relationship changed, this is the source and target IDs plus the relationship name.
• Value—The new value that was entered (if any) • Previous Value—The value prior to the change (if any)
Prior to using this feature, you must first enable auditing by editing the hub.properties file found in \server\modules\hub.
Metadata Index Type
You can now set property index types while adding entity types when creating amodel usingmetadata in the Relationship Analysis Client.
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Current item functionality has been moved from the Selection Pane to the new Current Item pane, and a toggle button for the Current Item pane has been added to the Tools ribbon on the View tab of the Relationship Analysis Client.
Themoving relationships feature enables you to manually move relationships between entities. This can be useful if you need to change the source or target entity for a given relationship.
Model Modifications Tab
The new Model Modifications Tab, found under Model Management in the Relationship Analysis Client, contains the functionality for what was previously called "Model Algorithms" (now just "Algorithms"). It also contains the new Schema Changes tool.
The new Schema Changes tool in the Relationship Analysis Client allows you to make certain changes to elements of your entire model, such as deleting an entity type or modifying a property index type.
You can use the new Clear function, found under Model Management in the Relationship Analysis Client, to clear the contents of a model.
You can use the new Copy function, found under Model Management in the Relationship Analysis Client, to copy a model under a new name.
You can now save a model under a new name using the Save As button on the Model ribbon of the Home tab of the Relationship Analysis Client.
Data Normalization Module
Configuring Stages at Runtime
You are now able to pass configuration for the following stages at runtime:
• Advanced Transformer
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• Open Parser • Table Lookup
Open Parser InputFields Command
Open Parser now accepts multiple input fields for domain-independent grammar via the InputFields Header Section Command.
Enterprise Data Integration
Expression Builder of Conditional Router The Expression Builder of the Conditional Router stage now allows defining an expression containing nested expressions. These nested expressions can be grouped using the Any or All conditions, as required.
In previous versions, a multi-level expression was achieved by using multiple Conditional Router stages, and configuring and linking them to achieve the desired combination.
Record Joiner Converts Incoming Datatypes to Left Port Datatype The Record Joiner stage now allows joins on records from multiple incoming channels of different datatypes to the datatype of the left port.
The stage allows you to mark one of the incoming channels as the left port. All other incoming channels comprise the right join. The datatypes of the right port in the defined join are converted to the datatype of the left port.
Any datatype conversion done on the data of any incoming channel is indicated by a blue indicator on the converted incoming channel. If a field on which the join is defined is missing, a yellow indicator on the particular incoming channel indicates the same.
New File Server - Google Cloud This release supports configuring Google Cloud as a file server.
You can now use a Google Cloud file server to create a connection to use the data as required.
New File Server - Sharepoint 2010 This release supports co