London, UK - 10 October 2006

Wall Street Market Risk Clients Drive Active Visualization Demand

Fractal:Edge, recent winner of the Waters Magazine Award for Best Visualization Provider, announced the latest full release of Fractal:Intelligence 2.2. The cornerstone of the Fractal:Edge enterprise visualization suite, Fractal:Intelligence provides users with a highly configurable and easy-to-navigate picture of their data in which outliers, anomalies and patterns become instantly recognizable.

Fractal:Intelligence 2.2 includes a number of functions that support enterprise deployments and encompasses a wide range of data sources, including SQL, DB2®, Oracle®, OLAP, Notes®, XML, Excel® and real-time data feeds. The latest release includes new business features such as adding user comments to Fractal Maps, allowing them to be exported into interactive Flash files to share more broadly, and technical features such as dual core processor support and Microsoft Vista compatibility.

“Fractal:Edge understands the need to maintain robustness in their products while proactively addressing new business requirements and technical architecture needs.” said Kerry Gerontianous, President for Incremax Technologies, a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and a Fractal Edge Solution Partner. “Key to flexibility is being able to link to virtually any data source without replication as well as incorporating new features that enhance the interactive and visual analysis.”

Fractal:Intelligence 2.2 has been released in several editions ranging from a low-cost entry-level product based around Microsoft Excel to a fully-functional enterprise solution that allows users to configure Fractal Maps from a broad range of data sources. Specific Fractal:Intelligence 2.2 editions are as follows:
• Reader Edition - provides a means of sharing pre-configured and pre-populated Fractal Maps with a wider audience
• Excel Edition - Project configuration capabilities with connectivity to Microsoft Excel®
• SQL Server 2005 Edition - Project configuration capabilities with connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server including leverage of Analysis Services, new UDM and Reporting Services
• Enterprise Edition - Project configuration capabilities with connectivity to CSV, Excel®, OLE DB, OLAP, XML
• RealTime Edition - Real-time capabilities with connectivity to Bloomberg™ data

“We are working closely with our Wall Street clients to ensure Fractal:Intelligence meets and exceeds their expectations for being able to design, configure and implement active data visualization solutions that improve their ability to conduct business quickly and effectively.” said Gervase Clifton-Bligh, Fractal:Edge VP, Product Strategy & Development.

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