Transformation Server Qualifies in Data Warehousing Alliance

Jim Martin

DataMirror Corp. (Toronto) recently announced that its Transformation Server software--a set of tools that moves data across multiple platforms, including the AS/400--has qualified for membership as a Data Warehousing and Management Tool within the Microsoft Data Warehousing Alliance 2000.

“In the Internet era, business intelligence applications must be seamlessly integrated with legacy systems and new e-commerce applications in order to leverage the full potential of the Web to gain new customers and do business more effectively,” says Nigel Stokes, chairman, president, and CEO of DataMirror. “As companies implement business intelligence applications built on the Microsoft Data Warehousing Framework, DataMirror Transformation Server makes it easy for them to rapidly integrate data for business intelligence, collaboration and e-commerce applications--even across many different hardware platforms and database technologies.”

Transformation server for Microsoft SQL Server enables users to integrate and access critical data rapidly and efficiently across their organizations. “Microsoft is pleased to have DataMirror as a DWA member,” says Andrew Hoover, industry manager for business intelligence in Microsoft’s business solutions group. “Whether it’s legacy data integration or SQL Server 7.0 data warehousing, DataMirror replication and transformation software supports Microsoft’s Data Warehousing Framework. DataMirror continues to be a valuable partner.”

DataMirror Transformation Server enables customers to extract, transform and transport data between multiple heterogeneous systems for loading and replenishing data warehouses and data marts. It addition to the AS/400 and Microsoft SQL server it also supports databases such as DB2 and Oracle and platforms such as Linux and OS/390.