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Ascential Software to Exhibit at Top Military Technology Exposition

Tuesday February 3, 10:25 am ET

Enterprise Data Integration Leader Showcases Strategic Value of Transforming Complex Government Data from Multiple Sources into Valuable Information

SAN DIEGO and WESTBORO, Mass., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL - News), the enterprise data integration leader, today announced it will demonstrate the Ascential(TM) Enterprise Integration Suite at the Western Conference and Exposition - "West 04" - February 3-5 at the San Diego Convention Center. West 2004 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding and more.

West 2004 is co-hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the U.S. Naval Institute, and will feature exhibits from more than 350 technology companies and discussions by leading military experts. Ascential Software enterprise data integration solutions are deployed at many federal agencies, including The U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and several intelligence organizations, among others.

"Real-time, accurate information sharing among government agencies at the federal, state and local levels has never been more crucial. These organizations have immediate requirements for comprehensive integration of massive quantities of data in mixed computing environments," said Bill Smith, director of Ascential Software's Federal division. "The Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite provides the core capabilities required to address the myriad data integration and management issues facing many agencies today as they move forward with their information sharing initiatives."

Ascential Software will demonstrate the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite at booth # 1650. The Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite is a complete data integration solution that profiles, cleanses and consolidates data from heterogeneous sources, applications and systems, and transforms it into valuable strategic information for public and private sector enterprises. The suite operates on a shared platform of software services for unlimited scalability through parallel processing, complete meta data management, any- to-any connectivity and real-time data integration. Ascential Real-Time Integration Services extends the reach and enables the seamless interoperability of Ascential Software's data integration solutions within an enterprise's service-oriented architecture (SOA).

West 2004 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding and more. In addition to the exposition, leading military experts and analysts will address various topics related to national defense. For free online general registration and program updates go to For media registration contact Betsy Judge at (410) 295-1058/

The U.S. Naval Institute is a unique professional membership association that has served for more than 130 years as the only independent forum to advance the understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense. The U.S. Naval Institute publishes Proceedings and Naval History magazines and more than 900 professional books. For more information, go to


AFCEA is an international non-profit association providing a forum for the professional communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems community. The association represents the top government, military, and industry professionals. AFCEA offers TechNet International, West and other conferences; symposia; professional development opportunities; SIGNAL Magazine; 140 chapters worldwide; and more. For more information, go to

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

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events, and these statements are subject to important factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release address a variety of subjects including, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance capabilities of Ascential Software's products and technology; results achievable and benefits attainable through deployment of Ascential Software's products; specific uses of Real Time Integration services, the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite and components and Ascential Software's services oriented architecture. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the ability of Ascential Software to expand its market share; growth rates for the enterprise data integration software market; general business conditions in the software industry, the technology sector, and in the domestic and international economies; rapid technological change in the markets served by Ascential Software; dependence on international operations; global and geopolitical instability; and difficulties that Ascential Software may experience integrating technologies, operations and personnel of completed or future acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of Mercator Software, Inc. For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the filings made by Ascential Software with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Ascential Software disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements made herein to reflect any change in Ascential Software's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which such statements are based.

Ascential and DataStage and Ascential DataStage XWE, Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite are trademarks of Ascential Software Corporation or its affiliates and may be registered in the United States or other jurisdictions. Other marks are the property of the owners of those marks.

Chas Kielt
Ascential Software Corporation
(508) 366-3888, ext. 3256

RJ Bardsley
Ascential Software Corporation
(508) 366-3888, ext. 3065

Jeff Aubin
Beaupre & Co. Public Relations, Inc.
(603) 559-5838

Source: Ascential Software Corporation