SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Exeros(R), Inc. (http://www.exeros.com), an innovator in automated discovery software for data governance and integration, announced today that it will host the First Annual Fastest Data Mapper Challenge. The fastest contestant will win $2,500 and a trip to the DAMA International Symposium and Wilshire Meta-Data Conference, being held in Boston March 4 - 8, 2007. At that conference, Exeros will also host a "Ten Minute Data Mapping Challenge" with another $500 prize. If a contestant bests Exeros DataMapper(R) software they will receive a bonus prize of $25,000. Many people do not realize that the state of the art in data mapping consists of human data analysts armed with highlighters and printouts, identifying data relationships by hand. Exeros DataMapper is the first automated solution to this 40-year-old business problem. DataMapper has been shown to discover complex and often hidden relationships within datasets more than five times faster than humans. These challenges are designed to showcase the best human analysts and the ways in which DataMapper can make them even faster, more accurate and free them to concentrate on more valuable activities. What is the challenge? * Are you the fastest data mapper around? Enter the Exeros Challenge to win $2,500, a trip to DAMA International Symposium 2007, and bragging rights! When is the challenge? * Saturday, February 17th 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern time How does it work? * Just map two small datasets to each other and mail back the results within the two-hour contest window. The winners will be judged on the number and accuracy of the target table columns that are mapped. A form will be provided to write the mapping or transformation from the source dataset to produce each column in the target table. You may use any product, tool, or method, except for Exeros DataMapper. Contest datasets available for mapping via FTP and email on February 17, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. EST. You must map as many columns as you can and email the results back to email@example.com no later than 2:00 p.m. EST. What are the prizes? * FIRST PRIZE: $2,500, hotel, airfare and free registration to DAMA International Symposium and Wilshire Meta-Data Conference in Boston, March 4 - 8, 2007. * SECOND PRIZE: $1,000 * THIRD PRIZE: $500 Where is there more information? * More information is available at http://www.exeros.com/html/mapoff.asp About Exeros DataMapper Exeros developed its DataMapper software solution to map data and discover data transformations the same way data analysts do in the real world - by examining data values. DataMapper software analyzes the actual data, not just the metadata, and identifies "hidden" relationships between data residing in disparate databases and applications. The Exeros approach delivers more comprehensive and accurate data mappings, while providing guided analysis and an intuitive and familiar graphical interface to analysts. Exeros DataMapper is used by companies to lower the risk and speed the deployment of sensitive data flow discovery, master data management, hand- code-to-ETL migration and legacy data migration projects, saving companies thousands of data analyst hours and millions of dollars. About Exeros Exeros, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, was founded in 2002 by senior executives with more than 50 years combined experience in data management and data integration. Funded by AllianceBernstein Holding L.P., Bay Partners and Globespan Capital Partners, the company's mission is to increase the efficiency and accuracy of data integration projects through automated data relationship discovery and data mapping. Effective data mapping significantly reduces the time, risk and cost involved in corporate data integration and ensures higher data quality. For more information, call: 408-919-0191; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.exeros.com. Contacts: Jim Baptiste Nathan Butler Davies Murphy Group, Inc. Exeros, Inc. (781) 418-2438 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.exeros.com http://www.daviesmurphy.com
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