Unicorn System(tm) v3.0 Delivers Key Business Benefits with "One Language(tm)" Approach

Innovative approach achieves business transparency, integration, and agility with Semantic Information Management methodology

New York, NY (May 3, 2004) -- Unicorn(r) Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise information management solutions, today announced the general availability of the Unicorn System v3.0. This release supports the overriding business goals of transparency, integration, and agility using the unique One Language approach.

The Unicorn System is already deployed at leading Global 100 companies in industries including insurance, financial services industries, and government. In addition to the semantic approach, the System's scalability, technical infrastructure, usability and flexible metamodel have been touted by customers and leading analysts as its distinguishing factors.

The One Language paradigm is a way for the enterprise to achieve a common business language even when business information resides in hundreds of incompatible data formats. This approach elevates disparate data resources into a single coherent body of business information by applying one consistent business language. This provides a consistent and flexible foundation for IT infrastructure projects such as EAI, ETL, and BAM.

Unicorn's CEO, Zvi Schreiber, said, "Enterprises that attempt to launch business intelligence and business integration projects without first making sense of their data are facing expensive and inflexible solutions. With the Unicorn System, it becomes easy to find out what data you have and what it means in terms of common business language; moreover, this same language can then be used as a far quicker basis for such reporting and integration projects."

The Unicorn System v3.0 capabilities include:

  • Enterprise metadata repository

  • Rich business language view captured in an ontology model

  • True semantic mapping with reusable business rules

  • Modern technical architecture based on open standards

  • Active web interface

  • Data resource management (including discovery, redundancy analysis, and data transformation planning)

  • Semantic Engine for inferring the relationship between data formats

The Unicorn System is comprised of five components: the Unicorn Repository(tm) for storing metadata, information models (ontologies), and semantic mappings; the Unicorn Workbench(tm) for information modeling and semantic mapping; the Unicorn Server(tm) & Unicorn Web Interface(tm) for delivering active capabilities in support of data management and integration; and the Unicorn Administrator(tm) for supporting project and user management. The product specifically supports data architects, resource managers, developers, project managers, and knowledge workers of all kinds.

SVP Product Development Rannen Meir commented, "Version 3.0 incorporates extensive customer feedback, taking the Unicorn System to a new level of maturity and capability. We are adding value to complex corporate IT environments already and look forward to helping further enterprises with this new version."

A comprehensive "EII" solution is also available by combining the Unicorn System with a federated query engine, a solution known as "One Enterprise." About Unicorn Solutions, Inc.

Unicorn (http://www.unicorn.com) turns multiple data resources into coherent business information by allowing each system's proprietary "data language" to be mapped to a common business language - a methodology known as One Language. Currently business intelligence and business integration projects rely on manual interpretation and mapping, creating high costs, poor quality, and inflexibility. With the foundation of One Language, business intelligence and integration projects proceed quickly and accurately, thereby delivering the vision of One Enterprise. Unicorn is based in New York City and London and is backed by Bank of America and Intel.