Software Appliance automates steps throughout BI process.
May 27, 2009 -
Offered as self-contained solution optimized for IBM-Cognos BI environments, Composite BI Accelerator(TM) automates BI lifecycle steps of requirements gathering, data analysis, report development, and production/maintenance. Data and hidden data relationship discovery overcome data complexity, while iterative requirements validation ensures reports meet end-user requirements. Other features include version control models, auto-documentation of ER diagrams, and data lineage tracking.
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New Software Appliance by Composite Software and Motio Automates Key Business Intelligence (BI) Steps
New Composite BI Accelerator(TM) Reduces Time Required for Data Discovery, Data Modeling and Testing Phases
Composite BI Accelerator(TM) automates major BI steps: requirements gathering, data analysis, report development, plus production and maintenance.
Self-contained appliance is optimized for IBM-Cognos BI environments.
SAN MATEO, CALIF. and DALLAS -May 11, 2009 - Composite Software, Inc., the data virtualization leader, and Motio, Inc., the recognized leader in providing advanced software for IBM-Cognos BI deployments, today began shipping the new Composite BI Accelerator(TM). Jointly developed by Composite and Motio, the Composite BI Accelerator automates currently cumbersome tasks in the BI lifecycle. The initial release, a self-contained appliance, has been optimized for IBM-Cognos environments. This is the first end-to-end solution that automates steps throughout the BI process.
"BI and data virtualization are naturally complementary technologies," said Composite CEO Jim Green. "What led us to work with Motio to develop the new Composite BI Accelerator is the staggering statistic that BI users spend an industry average ratio of 6:1 on their cost of services to the cost of licensing. These high costs, combined with the time delays typically associated with BI implementations, are among the major obstacles to enterprises realizing the value of their BI. We wanted to begin reducing some of these barriers with this new release."
Added Motio CEO Lynn Moore, "Cognos' users are challenged to overcome their data complexity on the front end and achieve operational excellence on the back end. By combining Composite's powerful data discovery capabilities with Motio's enhanced BI operational performance functionality, we're delivering a new product that helps Cognos' users meet both these challenges."
A Feb. 20, 2009 Forrester Research, Inc. report, "BI Belt Tightening in a Tough Economic Climate," estimates that "...at least 80 percent of any BI effort lies in data sourcing, data integration, data cleansing and modeling, which are steps that do not offer a cheap and quick work-around." Written by Principal Analyst Boris Evelson, the report is available for purchase at http://www.forrester.com/Research/Document/Excerpt/0,7211,47465,00.html.
Further validating the market need for automated data discovery, IBM last week announced that it intended to buy the assets of Exeros, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, Calif., that provides leading data discovery software. Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based independent industry analyst firm, summarized the acquisition in his May 5, 2009 blog: "This acquisition of Exeros technology assets, though small in size from a customer, product and people perspective, is a sizable event for IBM who had for many years not recognized the fundamental importance of this technology category." http://www.ventanaresearch.com/blog/commentblog.aspx?id=3126
Composite BI Accelerator(TM) Features
The first release of Composite BI Accelerator delivers features that have been optimized specifically for IBM-Cognos BI. The features and associated benefits include:
Data and hidden data relationship discovery that overcome data complexity;
Auto-generation of data models to save valuable time by pulling together the right data;
Quick and iterative requirements validation that ensure reports will meet end-user requirements;
Version control models and reports to provide collaboration and control over time;
Auto-documentation of ER diagrams to provide a complete BI artifact repository;
Data lineage tracking to provide greater data visibility and meet compliance mandates; and
Automatic regression and stress testing to ensure quality and performance.
Composite Software, Motio and HHSC of Texas to Present at IBM Cognos Forum
Rick Allgeyer, director strategic decision support, Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) of Texas; Motio's Moore; and Brenda Akers, director strategic partners, Composite Software; will present at this week's IBM Cognos Forum in Orlando. Their presentation, "Greater Speed and Accuracy in Implementing IBM Cognos BI (#3251)," is currently scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT on May 14 at the Rosen Shingle Creek. To confirm the time/date of the presentation, please refer to http://cognos.com/cognosforum/ or call the IBM Cognos Forum Team, 1-866-446-6059 (toll free).
Composite BI Accelerator ships today. Pricing is based on the customers' specific IBM-Cognos configurations. To download a data sheet or product screen shot, go to http://compositesw.com/products/BIAccelerator.shtml.
About Composite Software, Inc.: Composite Software, Inc. is the leading independent provider of data virtualization software. Global organizations including 10 of the top 20 banks, five of the top ten pharmaceuticals, leading energy, media, and technology companies along with U.S. Defense and Intelligence agencies, use Composite's technology to integrate disparate data--regardless of location or source format--and fulfill critical information needs, faster for less. Composite's platform scales from individual business applications to enterprise-wide Information-as-a-Service architectures, automating the entire data virtualization life cycle, while complementing traditional data warehousing investments. Founded in 2002, Composite Software is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit www.compositesw.com
About Motio, Inc.: Motio, Inc. is the recognized leader in value-added functionality for the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software. Motio's range of products monitor, automate, and customize the operational performance of BI implementations, embedding emerging best practices and empowering BI Competency Centers to enhance overall system performance and maximize quality. As an IBM Cognos Silver Technology Partner, Motio has helped hundreds of Cognos customers meet the increasing demands for business intelligence and effectively compete in the quickly maturing BI market. For more information about Motio, Please visit us at www.inMotio.com.
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