Edge Technologies’ AppBoard is a groundbreaking data integration and visualization platform that dramatically redefines the cost/benefit equation for the development and deployment of real-time, role-based dashboards.

Rapidly Transform Data into Dynamic Visualizations

AppBoard provides a flexible platform for building interactive dashboards through a graphical configuration interface. The AppBoard builder combines data visualizations and data adapters together with actions to create truly interactive and data-driven dynamic dashboards via wizard-style configuration. Rapidly prototyping, building, or modifying dashboards from conception to production allows organizations to quickly adapt visualizations as new requirements arise. This dramatically accelerates development and reduces implementation costs. AppBoard is simply the easiest and most cost-effective way to integrate and visualize data.

Secure and Scalable

AppBoard provides a multi-tenant security model allowing for role-based content provisioning, ensuring that the right data is shown to the right user. AppBoard is also built to scale to meet the needs of the world's most sophisticated network, intelligence, operational and logistics environments. AppBoard actually reduces the load on underlying applications by caching and effectively de-duplicating data requests from multiple users. The caching layer also serves to provide users with very responsive dashboards when cached data is available - even if the underlying application happens to be slow at returning information.

Data Adapters

Edge AppBoard's Data Adapters function as a liaison between the AppBoard data service and an organization's various files, application API's, and databases. Data sources can be on the AppBoard server or on remote hosts. Data Adapters are Java classes that have knowledge of how to interact with particular data entities. Virtually any type of structured data can be used in AppBoard, through an ever-expanding library of data-layer integrations. Standards-based integrations include:

  • Local: CSV, Microsoft Excel XLS files, shell commands
  • Databases (via JDBC and SQL queries):
    • DB2
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • MySQL
    • Oracle
    • Sybase
    • PostgreSQL
  • OLAP systems (via XML/A and MDX queries):
    • Microsoft Server Analysis Services
    • Pentaho Analysis (Mondrian)
    • SQP BW
  • Web Services: CSV, XML/SOAP, JSON

Edge customers have used AppBoard's integration options to incorporate data from a variety of applications, including:

  • BMC Atrium CMDB & Orchestrator
  • BMC Remedy ARS
  • EMC Ionix SAM
  • Fluke Networks Visual TruView
  • HPE NNMi
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager
  • ServiceNow
  • SevOne
  • Tripwire Enterprise & Log Detector

Custom Visualizations

AppBoard allows for expansion beyond the gallery of off-the-shelf data visualizations (widgets) by providing an HTML Widget API that can be used to build custom visualizations. These custom visualizations can be based on frameworks such as the D3.js Data-Driven Documents library and through the AppBoard API can be tightly integrated to include features like search, actions, and filtering.

Integration with Edge enPortal

AppBoard is fully integrated with Edge Technologies enPortal, a vendor-agnostic secure network management and OSS/BSS integration platform. enPortal proxies the user interface from existing web-based applications and tools, then consolidates it all into a single, secure view. The fusion of AppBoard and enPortal yields an ever-growing library of both web-layer and data-layer integrations and enables the unique combination of Single Sign-On (SSO) and proxied views from existing applications seamlessly integrated with new visualizations of raw data.

See what's new in AppBoard v2.4