FAME Information Services Launches queryPoint

-With queryPoint, Customers Gain Industry-Standard Access to FAME Data, Further Leveraging Their Data Investment-

NEW YORK CITY and LONDON (June 5, 2003) – FAME Information Services, Inc., a leading provider of historical and reference data management solutions for the financial, energy and public sector markets, today announced the official release of queryPoint, its ODBC/JDBC driver for FAME databases.

“Now our clients can use popular desktop applications such as Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel, as well as other front-end products to analyze their FAME data,” said Paul Harrison, European co! nsulting manager and product manager for queryPoint.“The response to queryPoint has been enormously positive as many organizations are seeking to further leverage their investment in historical and reference data.queryPoint enables both the IT department and the end-users to have that advantage.”

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is the international API standard for database access.It is based o­n the Call-Level Interface specifications from X/Open and ISO/IEC for database APIs and uses Structured Query Language (SQL) as its database access language.JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) is an API that supports cross database management connectivity to a wide ra! nge of SQL-databases.FAME’s queryPoint combines both ODBC and JDBC in o­ne solution, ensuring maximum data access and flexibility in a heterogeneous computing environment.

Dale Richards, CEO of FAME said, “A recent poll by a leading industry analyst firm underscored the importance of data management issues as they relate to overall successful business processes.FAME’s queryPoint is yet another example of how FAME understands the complexities of data management and addresses the needs of its customer base with a viable solution.”

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