Partnership Provides Integrated IBM DB Solution

Business Objects SA and StarQuest Software Inc. have announced a partnership to provide IBM enterprise database users with a combined solution for query, reporting and online analytical processing (OLAP).

The San Jose, Calif.-based Business Objects specializes in integrated enterprise decision support tools. StarQuest (Berkeley, Calif.) is a provider of high-performance data connectivity products for applications accessing IBM databases on mainframe and midrange systems.

StarQuest's flagship product, StarSQL Enterprise Edition (EE), has achieved Gold Level Certification with BO’s BusinessObjects product, representing the highest level of integration and support offered by Business Objects to its customers. StarSQL EE is designed to provide fast, seamless transfer of data from IBM databases on mainframe, midrange or Unix systems into ODBC-enabled PC applications through either a TCP/IP or SNA network.

--L. Greenemeier