Ardent Software and AppsCo Software Partner to Speed Data Warehouse and Analytic Application Deployment.Business/Technology Editors
WESTBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2000
New Partnership Cuts Development Time and Resources for Data
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Ardent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDT ARDT Asset Redeployment Team
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ARDT Age Replacement during Delay Time ), a leading global data management software company, today announced a partnership with AppsCo Software Ltd., a leading provider of data mart A subset of a data warehouse for a single department or function. A data mart may have tens of gigabytes of data rather than hundreds of gigabytes for the entire enterprise. See data warehouse. and analytical application development solutions for Microsoft(R) SQL Server 7.0. Under terms of the agreement, Ardent will integrate AppsMart, AppsCo's Microsoft SQL Server A relational DBMS from Microsoft that is a major component of the Windows Server System. It is Microsoft's high-end client/server database and is closely integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft Office System. 7.0 software development environment, with Ardent's DataStage Suite(TM), the leading data movement and integration offering for data warehouse, business intelligence and e-business applications. The companies will deliver advanced time-to-deployment solutions for data warehouses and analytic applications developed on SQL Server 7.0. The solutions will allow businesses to extract data from operational systems and convert that data into business specific information, significantly reducing development and deployment cycles.
"As a company with a comprehensive knowledge of data movement, data quality, and meta data management issues, Ardent truly understands the needs of smaller, fast-growing companies as well as the Fortune 500. AppsCo and Ardent are teaming up to offer customers a quicker, more cost-efficient way to start building a corporate information infrastructure," said Brian Burnett, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of AppsCo Software. "Together, we provide a strong foundation for small to mid-sized organizations to manage their growth."
"The benefits of this agreement are directly realized by small to medium sized companies," said Andrew Hoover, group industry manager of business intelligence and data warehousing See data warehouse.
data warehousing - data warehouse for Microsoft. "Ardent and AppsCo are drastically reducing the time previously required for new companies to develop a strong and manageable warehousing infrastructure."
"The combination of AppsCo's unique development environment and Ardent's powerful information infrastructure solutions will be very attractive to companies deploying warehousing and business intelligence applications," said Mikael Wipperfeld, vice president of data warehouse marketing at Ardent Software. "Going forward, this partnership represents a great opportunity for Ardent to leverage AppsCo's relationships in the SQL Server 7.0 market segment."
About Ardent DataStage
Ardent DataStage Suite includes a complete data movement and integration solution with native access to data from mainframe, Unix, and Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. environments; data quality assurance capabilities; and full lifecycle meta data management; all complemented by industry-leading professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. .
Ardent's DataStage Suite is available with AppsMart immediately. Pricing for the AppsMart product starts at $8,000 for the End User Bundle and $15,000 for the Domain Server. Supported platforms include Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. NT (Intel and Alpha NT). For more information about Ardent's DataStage Suite, visit the Ardent Software Web site at www.ardent.com.
About AppsCo Software Limited
AppsCo Software Limited, founded in 1998, is a leading supplier of data mart design and analytic application development tools. AppsCo, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider (MCSP MCSP Microsoft Certified Solution Provider
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5AM Ventures Menlo Park, CA; Waltham, MA 2002 John Diekman, PhD (managing partner), Scott Rocklage, PhD (managing partner), Andrew Schwab (managing partner) life sciences $200M  3i, Vertex Management Group, Scottish Equity Partnership and Grampian Enterprise Limited, AppsCo is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. . AppsCo is based in Surrey, United Kingdom, and has U.S. operations in Bellevue, Washington. More information on the company and its AppsMart solution is available on the Web at www.appsco.com, or by calling (425) 451-9777.
About Ardent Software
Ardent Software is a leading global data management software company. Ardent develops and markets data integration infrastructure software for e-business, data warehousing and analytical applications, and enterprise portals; along with embedded databases and tools for developing and deploying packaged applications. With worldwide sales and service operations, and 1,000 resellers in more than 50 countries, Ardent is one of the top software companies in the world. More than 60,000 customers and 2.2 million users in virtually every aspect of business and government use solutions that are powered by Ardent technology. Ardent is headquartered in Westboro, Massachusetts. The company's common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "ARDT." For more information, visit Ardent's web site at www.ardent.com.
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