Attunity Forges Leadership Position Empowering Real-Time Business Intelligence

Recent Partnerships and New Products Drive Market Momentum

Attunity, Ltd., a leading provider of enterprise data integration software, today announced that version 4.6 of the company’s product suite is now available. This expanded product offering, coupled with new strategic partnerships with Business Intelligence vendors, has propelled Attunity into a leading position as a provider of real-time data integration solutions for business intelligence.

"Business Intelligence (BI) infrastructure and data warehousing remains an area of great interest for most enterprises," explained Ted Friedman, principal analyst at Gartner Inc. "To obtain maximum value from a strategic BI initiative, enterprises need to pay close attention to the underlying technology and data infrastructure."

New Products Power Real-Time Business Intelligence Attunity today announced the general availability of Attunity 4.6, introducing significant enhancements to the Attunity product line—Attunity Connect,® Attunity Stream,™ and Attunity Federate™—to empower the real-time data integration required for business intelligence initiatives including:

ÿ Real-Time ETL – Dramatically improve ETL efficiency and reduce latency in the Data Warehouse with change data capture.
ÿ Legacy Data Access for BI – Leverage existing BI tools to improve business decisions by accessing mainframe and legacy data.
ÿ Single Enterprise Views (EII) – Create 360° views of customers and products with virtual data federation to achieve Enterprise Information Integration.

Strategic Partnerships Deliver Value to Customers Through strategic channel partnerships, Attunity-based solutions are being deployed worldwide to meet a wide range of BI needs. Attunity’s data access, change data capture (CDC), and virtual data federation (EII) products are a key requirement in the burgeoning demand for real-time business intelligence solutions.

Attunity’s most recent BI partnerships include:

ÿ Microsoft - Attunity has teamed with Microsoft to extend the real-time data integration capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services and DTS.
ÿ Business Objects – Business Objects has built integrated support for Attunity change data capture in the latest release of their ETL product, BusinessObjects™ Data Integrator XI.
ÿ Cognos – Cognos ReportNet™ and DecisionStream™ work with Attunity to seamlessly bring together information from legacy data sources and display them as completely unified answers to every day questions.
ÿ Sunopsis – Attunity and Sunopsis collaborate in joint customer accounts to deliver real-time data integration for BI and ETL.
ÿ Hummingbird – Hummingbird resells Attunity’s product family to offer Genio users efficient and real-time integration with mainframe and legacy data.
ÿ Embarcadero – With the combination of Attunity’s product family and DT/Studio, the companies work together to help customers make sense of the data that lies at the heart of every major business decision.

"With the success we’ve already seen together in the marketplace, Business Objects looks forward to continuing our relationship with Attunity," said Darren Cunningham, director of product marketing for Business Objects. "More organisations are recognising the value of change data capture as they move towards becoming a real-time enterprise. Attunity’s CDC capabilities fill an important need in our market and we look forward to continuing our technology alliance partnership for enterprise-class data integration."

"We have been highly impressed with Attunity’s real-time data integration capabilities," explained Caroline Seymour, director of product marketing for Cognos. "Our successful partnership with Attunity has enabled our joint customers to leverage data from legacy and mainframe systems for data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives."

"Over fifty percent of new and planned BI projects have real-time integration requirements, and enterprises have struggled with the infrastructure required to support such initiatives," said Dan Sapir, vice president, worldwide marketing at Attunity. "Attunity is the only vendor that can provide enterprise information integration and change data capture across the entire spectrum of enterprise data sources. Our new products and strategic partnerships will further accelerate the positive growth of the company".

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