Composite Software's Technology and 2008 Strategic Technologies to Watch


Enterprises Use Composite's Metadata Management, Data Virtualization and Mashup/Composite App Technology to Integrate Business-Critical Data in Real-Time

SAN MATEO, CALIF. - November 12, 2007 - Composite Software, Inc., the real-time data integration leader, announced today that it delivers award-winning technology in three of Gartner's strategic technologies for 2008 (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=530109). As defined by the Stamford, Conn.-based industry analyst firm, the top ten technologies include those that could potentially disrupt IT and/or business over the next 18 to 36 months.

Composite Software stands out as an independent, best-of-breed leader in a rapidly consolidating industry where titans IBM, SAP and Oracle are quickly buying (or offering to buy) pure-play offerings to expand their product portfolios. From its technology leadership roots in enterprise information integration (EII) technology, Composite currently delivers solutions for metadata management, data virtualization and mashup/composite applications, which rank fourth, fifth and six, respectively, on the Gartner top ten list, as presented by analyst David Cearley at the recent Symposium/ITXpo conference and exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

"Metadata management, virtualization, mashups--they all boil down to the data," says Robert Eve, V.P. of Marketing at Composite Software. "We help the world's successful enterprises to virtualize their data so that it appears to be in a single, logical location. As a result, it is readily available for abstraction, so it can be used by business applications, and for federation into a single view for meaningful business decision making"

Composite's flagship solution, the Composite Information Server(TM), accesses existing data from disparate sources, then combines, abstracts and simplifies the complex data, and delivers it via Web services or relational views. The Composite Studio is a powerful graphical data services development environment for modeling data, designing queries, connecting data sources and setting security controls. Only Composite Application Data Services provide instant access to packaged applications such as SAP, Siebel and Oracle E-Business Suite via pre-built, reusable data services for hundreds of the most common business objects including orders, invoices, customers and more. And the Composite Active Cluster Option substantially scales Composite deployments and maintains continuous availability of data services. This suite of technology solutions solves data integration needs whenever real-time information is required, including popular applications such as business intelligence (BI), reporting, virtual data marts, SOA data services, or complementing CDI/MDM systems.

The top ten technologies named by Gartner for 2008 are 1) Green IT, 2) Unified Communications, 3) Business Process Modeling, 4) Metadata Management, 5) Virtualization 2.0, 6) Mashups and Composite Applications, 7) Web Platform and WOA, 8) Computing Fabric, 9) Real World Web, and 10) Social Software.

About Composite Software

Composite Software, Inc. provides a real-time approach to data integration that surpasses traditional physical data replication and hand-coding-based approaches. Hundreds of enterprises including five of the top six U.S. investment banks as well as software vendors including Cognos, Informatica and BMC, rely on the Composite Information Server(TM) to virtualize, abstract and federate data from multiple, disparate sources and deliver this real-time information to their consuming applications. Especially valuable for data virtualization, SOA data services, business intelligence (BI) and reporting, virtual data marts, and CDI-MDM initiatives, Composite Software's technology fulfills real-time information requirements, enabling enterprises to respond faster to business requests, reduce their data integration costs, and keep pace with ever-changing business needs. Founded in 2002, Composite Software is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley.

For more information, please visit www.compositesw.com.

Press and Analyst Contacts:
Margaret Pereira
K/F Communications, Inc.
925-989-8109
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Julie Karbo
K/F Communications, Inc.
415-255-6505
julie@kfcomm.com

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