|Sonic Software and Ascential Software Form Partnership to Deliver Advanced, Real-Time Business Integration Solutions|
Monday October 27, 10:23 am ET
Sonic and Ascential Demonstrate High-Performance, Integrated Service-Oriented Architecture at Ascential World 2003
ASCENTIAL WORLD 2003, MIAMI, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Sonic Software and Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL - News) today announced a technology partnership to develop next-generation, real-time business integration solutions. The partnership combines the distributed infrastructure and process management capabilities of Sonic ESB(TM) (enterprise service bus) with the rich data integration of the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite to allow organizations to streamline and consolidate their data integration processes, reducing time-to-value, risk, cost and on-going maintenance across all of their strategic IT initiatives-anytime, anywhere.
"Increasingly, enterprise organizations are seeking a way to cost- effectively leverage existing enterprise data assets in real-time, and more pervasively than ever before," said Gordon Van Huizen, Chief Technology Officer for Sonic Software. "The combination enabled by Ascential Real-Time Integration (RTI) Services and Sonic ESB is tremendously powerful because it makes it possible for companies to quickly assemble and enrich data in a manner that creates valuable and reusable information, and then makes that information available across the enterprise using the flexible, service- oriented architectures of ESB and RTI."
"Proprietary approaches to business integration are finished. Ascential's relationship with Sonic Software is highly complementary and offers customers a complete, enterprise-scale business process management, messaging and data integration offering," said Bob Zurek, Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Product Management for Ascential Software. "Here at Ascential World 2003, we are showcasing the interoperability of Sonic ESB and SonicMQ® messaging product with Ascential DataStage®, and Ascential QualityStage(TM) using Ascential RTI, demonstrating the compelling value that our combined products deliver."
The companies will demonstrate interoperability of Sonic ESB and the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite this week during Ascential World 2003 in Miami, FL. Sonic will also be exhibiting and participating in a panel discussion of industry experts entitled, "Discovering the Value of Deploying Service Oriented Architectures for the Enterprise," on Monday, October 27, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
About Ascential Software
Ascential Software Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions to organizations worldwide. Customers use the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite to integrate and leverage data across all transactional, operational, and analytical applications with confidence in the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of critical information. Ascential Software's powerful data profiling, data quality, data transformation, parallel processing, meta data and connectivity solutions enable customers to reduce total cost of ownership and increase return on IT investment. Headquartered in Westboro, Mass., Ascential Software has offices worldwide and supports more than 3,000 customers in such industries as financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, and government. More information on Ascential Software can be found on the Web at www.ascential.com.
About Sonic Software Corporation
Sonic Software provides the first comprehensive business integration suite built on an enterprise service bus (ESB). The Sonic product line delivers a distributed, standards-based, cost-effective, easily managed infrastructure that reliably integrates applications and orchestrates business processes across the extended enterprise.
Sonic is the world's fastest growing integration and middleware company and counts global leaders among over 500 customers in financial services, energy, telecommunications and manufacturing. Sonic is an independent operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS - News), a $300 million software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., Sonic Software can be reached on the Web at www.sonicsoftware.com, or by phone at +1-781-999-7000 or 1-866-GET-SONIC.
Sonic ESB, SonicMQ and Sonic Software (and design) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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