Introducing expressortm 1.0 redefining data integrationtm

expressor software corporation Officially Introduces the Company and Announces the Availability of Its Innovative New Data Integration Technology at TDWI World Conference

TDWI World Conference Spring 2008

CHICAGO & BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, expressor software revealed expressor 1.0, a new semantic data integration systemtm that tackles the complexity and cost of enterprise IT projects. Founded by expert practitioners and technologists in data warehousing and data integration, expressor automates the most labor-intensive parts of data integration (DI) projects, delivers superior processing performance for batch and real-time operations, and is priced significantly lower than alternative DI solutions.

“Additionally, by introducing an aggressive runtime pricing model, we are confident we have a compelling alternative to current solutions in the DI market.”

According to Gartner analyst Ted Friedman, Todays data integration tools offer significant benefits in implementation and ongoing support. However, design and specification activities, including determining the rules by which data will be matched, merged and cleansed, continue to consume most of the effort in a data integration project. Additionally, the complexity and software licensing costs of some contemporary data integration tools pose adoption challenges and limitations.

redefining data integration through smart semanticstm

expressor software is redefining data integration via an active, semantic-driven metadata repository approach that simplifies design and reuse thereby significantly shortening development time and effort. The software enables users to rationalize physical metadata constructs around common business terms and write target-specific data transformation and business rules that are 100% reusable across the enterprise.

Our semantic-driven approach to data integration coupled with breakthrough performance of our parallel processing engine delivers a best-in-class software solution, said Bob Potter, CEO of expressor software. Additionally, by introducing an aggressive runtime pricing model, we are confident we have a compelling alternative to current solutions in the DI market.

key features of expressor 1.0

The expressor 1.0 semantic data integration system combines three significant capabilities in one integrated platform:

expressor integrator is a suite of team-oriented, role-based tools that support the entire project development and management lifecycle. It includes:

  • expressor administratora web-based project management application targeted at project managers and enterprise architects
  • expressor illustratora Windows desktop-based visual integration flow design application targeted at developers
  • expressor constructora Windows desktop-based spreadsheet application for semantic rationalization and business rule definition targeted at data stewards and analysts

expressor repositor is an enterprise-class semantic metadata repository that collects, stores, and manages project management information, reusable data descriptions, application file versioning, performance metrics, and the implementation and enforcement of role-based security.

expressor processor is an ultrafast parallel data processing engine that runs a deployed data integration application in batch and real-time across heterogeneous hardware platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, and IBM mainframe operating systems and includes extensive connectivity to a wide range of data sources.

Bloors Research Director Philip Howard states, It is only recently that traditional vendors have started to add functions such as business glossaries into their data integration products and these have been, literally, add-ons. expressor software has turned this approach on its head and put semantics at the heart of its software: this should have a positive impact on the development process itself and on collaboration between IT and the business.

pricing and availability

expressor 1.0 will become generally available at the end of June 2008 and ship with a library of hundreds of thousands of built-in name correlations for key data domains across major industries. The expressor data integration system is priced on a runtime usage basis with a starter configuration of $20,000 for a perpetual license. In addition, expressor is available as a six-month, one-year, or two-year term license, and expressor software does not charge for development tools or data source connectors.

about expressor software

expressor software tackles the complexity and cost of enterprise IT projects with data integration software that delivers breakthrough development productivity and data processing performance at a significant price/performance advantage. expressors semantic data integration system has been designed from the ground up based on common business terms that enable collaborative, role-based team development, business rule reuse and end-to-end project lifecycle management.

expressor was founded in 2003 by experienced data integration and data warehousing practitioners and executives. The company is headquartered in Burlington, MA and is funded by Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners. For more information visit www.expressor-software.com.

©2008 expressor software corporation. expressor, expressor semantic data integration system, smart semantics, and redefining data integration are trademarks of expressor software corporation. All other trademarks or trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Contacts

For expressor software
Patty Lehan, 978-697-4405
pattylehan@comcast.net

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