BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attunity Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: ATTUF), a leading provider of real-time data integration and event capture software, announced today that it had entered into a new, additional, OEM agreement with Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT), to provide heterogeneous data connectivity in Microsoft's next version of SQL Server. This integration adds another type of data integration technology by Attunity, its Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) connector, to Microsoft's business platform and will enable its customers to exchange and process data from virtually any data source.
Shimon Alon, Attunity's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We are very pleased that Microsoft selected Attunity again as their partner of choice. This additional OEM agreement extends the scope of our partnership to heterogeneous data connectivity in addition to the recently announced OEM agreement for Change Data Capture (CDC), solidifying our position as a strategic partner for Microsoft in enabling heterogeneous and real-time data integration. Beyond the strategic value of the partnership, we also expect to receive a significant portion of the payments during 2011, which will allow us to further accelerate our growth plans."
"Our objective is to deliver a robust business platform that customers can use to improve their business by leveraging any and all of their data," said Denise Draper, Product Unit Manager at Microsoft. "By incorporating proven technologies such as Attunity's generic data connectivity into SQL Server, we are facilitating data exchange with virtually any data source, enabling customers to capitalize on the lower cost of ownership of the Microsoft platform and the power of the cloud."
With this integration, Microsoft customers will be able to use generic ODBC connectivity by Attunity inside SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to access and exchange data across a wide range of heterogeneous data sources on virtually any platform. This capability addresses the high demand for making data available for business intelligence and data warehousing, as well as for capitalizing on the cost efficiencies of managing data in the cloud. With this additional integration, the large community of Microsoft SQL Server users can benefit from multiple technologies by Attunity, including generic ODBC connectivity, high-speed connectivity for Oracle and Teradata, and real-time CDC for Oracle which was recently announced. In addition, they can benefit from Attunity's product lines that further extend data integration with SQL Server and additional enterprise data sources.
Additional details regarding the OEM Agreement are included in the Company's Report on Form 6-K filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Attunity is a leading provider of real-time data integration and event capture software. Our offering includes software solutions such as Attunity Stream®, a real-time and change-data-capture (CDC) software, our Operational Data Replication (ODR) solution and Attunity Connect®, our real-time connectivity software. Using Attunity's software solutions, our customers enjoy dramatic business benefits by enabling real time access to information where and when needed, across the maze of heterogeneous systems making up today's IT environment.
Attunity has supplied innovative software solutions to its enterprise-class customers for nearly 20 years and has successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide. Attunity provides software directly and indirectly through a number of partners such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and HP. Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners. For more information, visit http://www.attunity.com and join our community on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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