IBM provides customers of BusinessObjects Data Integrator with a high performance interface to mainframe data sources that enables both background data extraction as well as a means of capturing changes to data in real time that automatically reformats the data for use by Data Integrator. This combination addresses the broadest set of data movement requirements: bulk data movement, selective extraction, change-only real-time data delivery, and more.
"This agreement enables organizations to more easily leverage DB2 Information Integrator Classic Federation with the Business Objects data integration platform," said Nelson Mattos, Director, Information Integration, IBM Software Group. "The combined solution helps users make better business decisions by enabling them to gain a unified view of information, regardless of differences in data format, data location, or access interfaces."
"The concept of 'information accountability' has become a hot topic in IT departments and executive boardrooms for companies of all sizes, as they are realizing the importance of making decisions based on complete and quality data," said Sachin Chawla, vice president of data integration technology at Business Objects. "Our agreement with IBM is great news for our customers, as it gives them even greater ability to simplify and speed data movement and data sharing across the enterprise. Our tight integration with IBM will help customers to more efficiently use their entire range of information assets to improve decision making."