Data Virtualization Software delivers diverse capabilities.
November 10, 2009 -
Composite Information Server v5.1 lets users access data in various formats, abstract data complexity, federate data from disparate sources, and deliver data on-demand in format required by consuming application. In addition to optimization techniques and algorithms that lend to scalable performance, software offers JAAS-based security as well as user token authentication plug-ins and other pluggable authentication systems.
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Composite Software, Inc.
2655 Campus Drive, Suite 200
San Mateo, CA, 94403
Composite Software Extends Data Virtualization Leadership as the Company Announces Composite Information Server 5.1
Record number of customer deployments;
- 10 of the top 20 Global Money Center Banks;
- 6 of the top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies;
- 4 of the top 5 Energy Companies
Widest Range of Data Sources
Numerous Enterprise-ready Data Virtualization Capabilities
Highest Number of Optimization Techniques and Algorithms
2,000 Downloads of Data Integration Decision-Making Tool
SAN MATEO, CALIF. - November 2, 2009 - Composite Software, Inc., the data virtualization leader, began shipping Composite Information Server 5.1 as the company announced its leadership in a number of industry milestones.
Composite Information Server 5.1 continues to provide industry-leading data virtualization capabilities such as the ability to access data in various formats, abstract data complexity, federate data from disparate sources and deliver the data on demand in the format that is required by the consuming application. Among its key features are:
Integration with a comprehensive list of data sources including new sources, SQL Server 2008, HP Neoview and Oracle 11g;
Numerous enterprise-ready data virtualization capabilities such as clustering, version control, monitoring, management and advanced caching;
- Performance that is easily scalable due to the highest number of optimization techniques and algorithms;
- Access and delivery of data to a large set of business applications that uses REST Services, and other standard protocols; and
- Security based on popular Java Authentication, Authorization Service (JAAS) plus user token authentication plug-ins, and other pluggable authentication systems.
According to Kenny Sargent, product manager of MIL and DBMS Services at Compassion International, "We initially selected Composite as our data virtualization middleware because of its successful track record and industry recognition as a leader in data virtualization technology. The continued improvements to Composite Information Server are indicative of how well Composite listens to and responds to evolving market needs." Compassion International, a non-profit charitable organization, is the world's largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion has served more than one million children in 25 of the world's poorest countries, working through local churches and individuals to address the needs of children to enable them to thrive, not just survive.
As the only independent company that focuses solely on data virtualization, Composite Software has become the de facto market leader through innovative data integration/data virtualization technology leadership over six years. This is unlike larger corporations that have made data virtualization a later addition to product offerings, often through acquisition off the technology. Understanding the technological complexity of the data virtualization challenge, customers have chosen Composite's award-winning Composite Information Server offering to facilitate their mission-critical data integration efforts.
According to Ted Friedman, principal analyst at Gartner, in the Hype Cycle for Data Management, 2009, published in July, 2009, "The potential of data federation technology is compelling. In theory, this technology can create an abstraction layer for all applications and data, thereby achieving flexibility for change, pervasive and consistent data access and greatly reduced costs, because there is less need to create physically integrated data structures. The end result is greater agility from, and freer access to, an organization's data assets."
Data virtualization adoption is taking a range of forms, including data federation for individual projects, data warehouse extensions for wider reporting use cases, enterprise data sharing for multiple applications using a service-oriented approach, and internal and external cloud data integration.
Additional Leadership Milestones
Concurrent with the company's announcement and shipment of 5.1, Composite Software reported more than 2,000 downloads of the Composite Software Data Integration Strategy Recommendation Tool. Introduced 18 months ago, the DI Strategy Recommendation Tool is a free, configurable, online tool designed to assist enterprises in determining the most effective data integration approach. The decision-making tool assesses 13 key variables, as well as provides the option to assign relative weighting to each variable, for any project that requires data integration. Enterprises have universally embraced the tool because it provides a simple, unbiased way to determine if data virtualization can improve efficiency, if a physical data integration method such as ETL is preferable, or if the ideal is a combination of the two.
Enterprises turning to Composite Software for practical advice have also downloaded or purchased more than 20,000 copies of An Implementor's Guide to Service Oriented Architecture - Getting It Right. Initiated by Composite Software CEO Jim Green, this award-winning guide features chapters by seven contributing SOA expert authors.
Composite Information Server 5.1 ships today. Pricing is based on required processing power and size of deployment. To download a data sheet or product screen shot, go to www.compositesw.com.
ABOUT COMPOSITE SOFTWARE, INC.: Composite Software, Inc. is the only company that focuses solely on data virtualization. Global organizations faced with disparate, complex data environments, including ten of the top 20 banks, six of the top ten pharmaceutical companies, four of the top five energy firms, major media and technology organizations as well as government agencies, have chosen Composite's proven data virtualization platform to fulfill critical information needs, faster with fewer resources. Scaling from project to enterprise, Composite's middleware enables data federation, data warehouse extension, data sharing, real-time and cloud computing data integration. Founded in 2002, Composite Software is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit www.compositesw.com. Or follow Composite on http://twitter.com/compositesw.
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