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Embarcadero Technologies and Meta Integration Technology Partner to Deliver Data Model-Driven Metadata Integration Solution

  • 19 July, 2005 11:54

<p>Embarcadero ER/Studio MetaWizard™ Extends Data Models to Solve Complex Metadata Integration Needs with New Interfaces for Leading Business Intelligence Tools</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia – 19 July, 2005 – Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EMBT), a leading provider of data lifecycle management solutions, today announced a partnership with Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI), an industry leader in metadata integration, to deliver a data model-driven metadata integration solution. Through this partnership, Embarcadero ER/Studio® offers bidirectional import/export interfaces to business intelligence (BI) query and reporting tools for the industry’s leading BI environments, including Business Objects, Cognos, DB2 Cube Views, and Hyperion, as well as key industry standards such as CWM (the Common Warehouse Metamodel) and other XML-based schemas. For the first time, the combined technology gives data architects, BI application designers, and application developers the power to harness a reliable, model-based flow of metadata – or data about data – throughout an organisation. This results in a clearly delineated and executable metadata management strategy, which in turn leads to simplified data integration, higher data quality and consistency, reduced time needed to modify systems to reflect business needs, proper data reuse across the enterprise, and better reporting and regulatory compliance.</p>
<p>“The seamless flow between model-managed metadata and metadata residing in business intelligence repositories is now a reality,” said Tommy Eunice, Worldwide Product Manager for DB2 Business Intelligence at IBM. “By combining these two solutions, you quickly eliminate the once painful and costly metadata ‘massaging’ tasks our customers faced when integrating metadata from disparate sources. ER/Studio can now directly ‘speak’ to BI environments like our DB2 Cube Views to ensure the most relevant, accurate, and up-to-date descriptions are used in critical data reporting.”</p>
<p>By leveraging an embedded version of Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) technology, Embarcadero ER/Studio MetaWizard now has even more robust metadata analysis and management capabilities, which are required by data architects, BI analysts, developers, and database administrators (DBAs). With these new enhancements, data professionals can visualise XML schemas, populate BI engines, or leverage existing data assets in new applications knowing that the underlying data is consistent, accurate, and trusted by users throughout an organisation. They can also repurpose trusted data models without bearing the expense of developing and maintaining custom ad hoc metadata integrations.</p>
<p>“The partnership between Meta Integration Technology and Embarcadero has grown out of mutual respect for our technologies, successful use of our ‘stand-alone’ products at various customer sites, and demand by our mutual customers for a more tightly integrated solution,” said Christian Bremeau, president and CEO, Meta Integration Technology, Inc. “Embarcadero’s ability to solve data management problems through effective model-driven approaches is a great complement to our MIMB technology. We’re very pleased to be working with Embarcadero to help customers achieve a maximum return on their investments.”</p>
<p>“The practical uses of data models are no longer limited to generating SQL to create databases,” said Greg Keller, vice president of product management at Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. “Enterprises are using data modelling solutions to implement enterprise data architectures and data governance solutions. The rich information found in ER/Studio’s data models combined with the inclusion of Meta Integration’s MIMB technology will help our customers truly manage their data, not just their databases.”</p>
<p>Embarcadero ER/Studio leverages MITI’s MIMB technology as the basis for its MetaWizard utility. Key benefits include:</p>
<p>• Visualisation of over 30 forms of enterprise metadata as a traditional data model.</p>
<p>• Reduction in complexity and costs associated with system integration</p>
<p>• Timely and accurate information from applications that rely on metadata</p>
<p>• Accurate and up-to-date definitions, standards, and locations for enterprise applications and processes that use metadata</p>
<p>• Transformation of metadata sources so that they can be used in multiple business application processes</p>
<p>• Further leverage of ER/Studio in business repositories and other data environments across an organisation</p>
<p>The OEM partnership between Embarcadero and MITI allows a direct interface between ER/Studio and other products and processes in an overall effort to help users reduce the complexities of metadata integration and associated costs. Future implementations of MetaWizard will be implemented in Embarcadero’s other model-driven data solutions, including Embarcadero DT/Studio® and Embarcadero Describe® products. For more information on availability please check the Embarcadero Technologies website or contact us directly.</p>
<p>About Meta Integration Technology Inc.</p>
<p>Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI) is the leading metadata component provider to major database, data integration, business intelligence, repository, and modelling tool vendors. MITI has established itself as the "Switzerland of Metadata" as Lou Agosta, a Giga Information Group analyst expressed in an IdeaByte article. Much of this success is a direct result of MITI's focus on the fundamentals of metadata management and especially MITI's integrated metamodel. The metamodel extends the OMG CWM standard with the latest trends from leading ETL, OLAP &amp; BI vendors. The strong collaborative effort from MITI’s partners is allowing it to provide users with an unprecedented level of detailed metadata integration. The bridges offer exceptional processing of complex metadata, in particular the transformation expressions of ETL, EII, OLAP, and BI tools, opening new doors for version management driven lineage and impact analysis in a multivendor environment.</p>
<p>About Embarcadero Technologies</p>
<p>Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT) is a leading provider of data lifecycle management solutions that help companies build, optimise, test, and manage their critical data, database, and application infrastructures. Nearly 11,000 companies, including 97 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies products to manage the explosive growth in data and ensure optimal performance of their complex, multi-platform applications and systems. Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit http://www.embarcadero.com.</p>
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<p>Forward-Looking Statements</p>
<p>The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with fluctuations in quarterly results and other risks identified in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to, those appearing under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue relevance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated events.</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
rob_stirling@markom.com.au
Ph: 61 2 9977 8922</p>
<p>Julie Casale
Embarcadero Technologies
julie.casale@embarcadero.com
Ph: 61 3 9861 4600</p>

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