DATADIRECT TECHNOLOGIES MAKES CONNECTING TO TERADATA DATA WAREHOUSING EASIER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES ORGANISATIONS.

DataDirect Connect® XE Product Line Supports Teradata Data Warehouse Technolog; for faster and more informed business decisions

SLOUGH. May 2, 2005 DataDirect Technologies, the leading provider of components for connecting software to data, today announced the availability of DataDirect Connect® XE for ODBC, with support for the latest version of Teradata's Enterprise Warehouse. A new line of drivers for high-end, transaction intensive platforms, the standards-based DataDirect Connect XE line provides unmatched performance, reliability and scalability to drive faster and more informed decision-making.

Terence Cooke, vice president of Data Direct Technologies international division, headquartered in Slough said: Many financial services organisations use Teradata for decision support and data warehousing, and our new ODBC driver now makes it easier to get fast, reliable and scalable access to this data.

With support for Teradata, one of the leading decision-support databases in the high-end marketplace, DataDirect Connect XE offers the world's largest financial services organisations optimal access to the data that makes their businesses run. The new driver was developed in full cooperation with Teradata.

Teradatas customers rely on high performance and massive scalability for mission-critical systems, said Paul Kirby, research director at AMR Research. They have a pleasant surprise ahead of them. DataDriet latest release of database drivers ought to translate into less time waiting for systems to respond and thus improved business user productivity.

As developers at ISVs and corporate IT departments deploy data warehousing and BI solutions, it is important to understand the critical role that data connectivity plays, says Terence Cooke. DataDirect Connect XE is a robust solution to a real and important technology problem. It is ideally suited for the query-intensive nature of enterprise data warehouses, where performance, scalability and reliability are truly business critical.

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