2/10/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), and Informatica (Nasdaq: INFA), a leading provider of data integration and business intelligence software, announced that Informatica will offer the Sun Java Enterprise System pricing model for its PowerAnalyzer business intelligence software running on the Java Enterprise System on Sun platforms. The availability of PowerAnalyzer with the SPARC(R) processor-based platform, and planned availability with Solaris Operating System for the x86 platform, provides customers with new low-cost capabilities to analyze massive data volumes for business intelligence purposes.
"We've been working closely with our ISV community to quantify the business benefits of the Java Enterprise System pricing model, and customers are excited about what we are offering," said Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of software, Sun Microsystems. "By going to market with partners based on this pricing strategy, we can offer orders of magnitude more value to our customers, so we can build new markets, engage new customers, and transform the confiscatory licensing methodologies used by some software vendors. The more ISVs reinforce the Java Enterprise System model, the more value their customers experience."
With Informatica adopting this innovative and competitive pricing model on the Java Enterprise System, customers now have dramatically expanded access to flexible, powerful analytic business intelligence and data warehousing (BIDW) tools running on one of the most scalable and secure infrastructure systems available. Informatica's PowerAnalyzer solution, running on Sun's Java Enterprise System and Solaris OS, extends business intelligence benefits beyond traditional groups of high-end data analysts to new markets and new customers. Customers now have an entire end-to-end BIDW architecture that scales from 32-bit to 64-bit to handle the largest data sets but without adding complexity to the system.
"Informatica and Sun are providing customers with an economical and simple process to distribute software across the enterprise with a predictable pricing model based on the number of employees," said Gaurav Dhillon, president and CEO, Informatica. "Customers that elect Java Enterprise System Pricing can now focus 100 percent of their energies on solving business problems rather than the procurement process."
Informatica's new pricing model will offer customers in data-intensive markets -- financial services, telecommunications, retail, health care, government, manufacturing -- BIDW capabilities at new low-cost price points running throughout the software and hardware infrastructure.
The Informatica BIDW solution is available this quarter on the Java Enterprise System running on Solaris OS on Sun's SPARC processor-based systems, and will soon be available on Sun's x86 processor-based systems and forthcoming AMD Opteron processor-based systems. Customers can now add Informatica's BIDW solution to their enterprise for $65 per employee per year. The Java Enterprise System is $100 per employee per year (U.S. list price), and seamlessly integrates enterprise applications and services at the heart of Web services. The system is the strategic underpinning of Sun's software strategy and provides an open software system that delivers a core set of industry-leading shared enterprise network services. For more information on the Java Enterprise System: http://www.sun.com/software/javaenterprisesystem
Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is a leading provider of data integration and business intelligence software. Using Informatica products, companies can leverage their existing information assets for enterprise insight that helps them improve business performance, increase customer profitability, streamline supply chain operations and proactively manage regulatory compliance. More than 1,900 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to meet their end-to-end needs for enterprise data integration and business intelligence. For more information, call 1.650.385.5000 (1.800.970.1179 in the U.S.), or visit the Informatica Web site at http://www.informatica.com/
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Solaris, Java, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. Informatica and PowerAnalyzer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world.
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