Saison Information Systems: First Ever Comprehensive Data Integration Suite Released on AWS Marketplace

TOKYO--()--Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:9640)(Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Takashi Miyano) became the first ever software vendor to release a fully featured Data Integration Suite on the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Marketplace in January, 2016.

The suite consists of two complementary middleware products which can be used either separately or together:

  1. HULFT, which is primarily known for its MFT (Managed File Transfer) capabilities, and,
  2. DataSpider, which offers functionality in the categories of EAI (Enterprise Application Integration), ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) and ESB (Enterprise Service Bus).

This time, special versions of both middleware products were released designed to be run on the Amazon AMI (Amazon Machine Image), a special type of virtual appliance that is used to create a VM (Virtual Machine) within the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud).

HULFT Division Managing Director, Kazuhiro Uchida commented, “Our Data Integration Suite provides simple and scalable ways for enterprises to consolidate legacy systems, automate workflows, and prepare for the IoT (Internet of Things) era with a low TCO (total cost of ownership). It was only natural that we provide versions of our middleware especially for Amazon AWS since it comes with all the tools needed to interact with AWS Services, is optimally configured for the AWS ecosystem, and is continually supported and updated by AWS.”


HULFT (Harmonious Universal Link File Transfer), the name of a division of Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. and one of its brands, is a MFT (Managed File Transfer) middleware with approximately 177,000 licenses in use in over 42 countries by over 8,200 enterprises in numerous industries. Since its first release in 1993, HULFT, has continuously evolved to provide features demanded by enterprise customers, and increased the number of supported platforms.

HULFT eliminates the development overhead, security issues, and costs of using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) for large data transfers between sites, systems, and business partners. Known for being easy to configure and modify to fit particular needs, HULFT allows for executing efficient and effective data integration across various systems, both inside and outside organizations. Features include file distribution, distribution management, security, and job scripting to ensure stability and reliability of data flow over IT infrastructure.

HULFT has achieved a market share of 4th globally and 1st in Asia Pacific within the managed file transfer (MFT) software category (*1). It enables the integration of disparate platforms, between cloud and on-premise, and between locations around the world. In addition to HULFT8.1 AMI for Windows available on AWS Marketplace since the last November, with the release of HULFT8.1 for Amazon Linux, organizations can enjoy its secure, reliable, and high-performance data transfer capabilities across a broader environment on AWS.

(*1) Source: IDC, Nov 2015,“Worldwide Managed File Transfer Software Market Shares, 2014: Year of Steady Growth” (#259975) Managed File Transfer Software Revenue (2014)

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About DataSpider

The DataSpider EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) middleware is produced by Appresso Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. With its rich lineup of adapters and its intuitive and user-friendly integration functionality, DataSpider contributes to the increase in productivity and cost reduction in the realm of data integration system development and workflow automation for over 2,400 corporate users. Users can use its GUI to integrate a wide range of systems and file formats without any coding. Adapters include those for SAP, IBM Notes, Excel files, and various databases.

DataSpider AMI for Windows enables smooth and rapid data integration among various data. It makes mapping data connections easy with numerous adapters and logic icons. Cloud cooperation is certainly required migrating data and applications to the cloud from on-premise or cloud systems. The AMI allows cooperation between DataSpider allocated on-premise with public cloud services such as AWS. In addition, DataSpider can serve as a hub for “hybrid cloud” where multiple public clouds cooperate with other clouds through DataSpider.

About Saison Information Systems

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. was established in 1970 and is one of the nation's leading systems integration (SI) service providers. For over 40-years, the firm has accumulated broad expertise through on-site engagements with enterprises including large-scale nation-wide retail operations and financial institutions. The company's main businesses are system development, operation, and software sales, including HULFT. Saison Information Systems is listed on the JASDAQ stock exchange under the code 9640 and employs over 1,200 people.

Recent awards won by Saison Information Systems include:
- The “AWS Think Big Award” at the AWS re:Invent conference, Oct. 2015
- The “Best Practice Award” from the CRM Association of Japan, Oct. 2015
- Recognition as a “Leading IT Company in China” at the Annual China CIO Forum, Dec. 2015
- Certification as an “AWS Advanced Partner,” January 2016

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About Appresso

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Appresso Co., Ltd. was established in 2003. The company develops and provides services related to its DataSpider series of data integration middleware and several other enterprise software products. Appresso is a subsidiary of Saison Information Systems. For more information, please visit:


  • “HULFT” and its related products are registered trademarks of Saison Information Systems.
  • “DataSpider” is a registered trademark of Appresso Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Saison Information Systems
  • “Amazon Web Services,” the “AWS” and the Amazon Web Services logo are trademarks of Inc. or its affiliates.
  • Brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


For inquiries, please contact the following:
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Dylan Robertson, +81-3-6863-5610
Marketing Department, HULFT Division

Release Summary

Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. became the first ever software vendor to release a Data Integration Suite on the AWS Marketplace, special versions of middleware products were released.


For inquiries, please contact the following:
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Dylan Robertson, +81-3-6863-5610
Marketing Department, HULFT Division