New features of D2D, our DHIS2 data integration tool
One of the biggest challenges we face during our monitoring and evaluation projects is the existence of multiple data sources that are not unified nor synchronized. This can make it difficult to have a steady and constant flow of data. To resolve this, Bluesquare developed D2D.
D2D is Bluesquare’s tool that allows DHIS2 data integration between multiple instances. This tool is very useful in the context of large programs or in countries that have different DHIS2 instances. D2D makes it possible to synchronize the different data sources in order to count on more reliable data.
Bluesquare has at heart to offer to its partner continuous tool improvement and to make them accessible for all. D2D has beenrecently upgraded in order to make the interface more user friendly and simple to use for non-technical data and program managers. We have been working on 3 aspects to improve D2D. It is now more convenient, faster and more comfortable to use.
To make DHIS a better partner for data pipelines, D2D gained the ability to export to a CSV directly to your own Amazon S3 Bucket. This CSV file can then be used in a larger data pipeline. You can run this process both manually or on a scheduled basis (like all the other D2D tasks)
In our ongoing effort to make D2D smarter and faster, we’ve also added features to limit the amount of data that needs to be transferred between DHIS servers. You can now instruct D2D to only handle data that was changed after a specific date. This will speed up your data flows and make D2D run faster.
We’ve also added a bit more insight to the D2D process, as a user you can ask D2D for a preview of the data that it will push from the source DHIS to the target DHIS. After viewing this preview, you will be able to cancel or resume the task.
Bluesquare is very attentive to the needs of our partners. We make sure to improve our tools in the direction of their needs. Get in touch with our team to learn more about D2D !