Attunity Ltd., a provider of real-time data integration and event capture software, has entered into a new, multi-million dollar OEM agreement with Microsoft Corporation to provide Attunity's change data capture (CDC) in Microsoft's next version of SQL Server. The integration of Attunity CDC into SQL Server will support customer requirements in strategic markets including cloud computing and real time business intelligence (BI).
This OEM agreement represents an important turning point for Attunity, says Shimon Alon, Attunity's chairman and CEO, "Aside from the strategic importance of this 5-year agreement, we expect to receive a significant portion of the payments during 2011 and the balance in quarterly payments starting toward the end of 2012. This will enable us to strengthen our cash position and accelerate our growth by making additional investments in sales, marketing and R&D, as well as target high growth markets such as cloud computing."
"We are focused on delivering a business platform that helps our customers maximize the value of their data for operations and business intelligence, on-premise and in the cloud," observes Denise Draper, product unit manager at Microsoft. "By making innovative technologies such as Attunity's CDC available in SQL Server, we are making it easier to use data efficiently, enabling customers to capitalize on the lower cost of ownership of the Microsoft platform and cloud computing."
According to the vendors, with this integration, Microsoft customers will seamlessly use Attunity's CDC to enable efficient movement of data from Oracle databases, addressing 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. Attunity is a provider of change data capture (CDC) technology, offering CDC products for many heterogeneous enterprise databases, relational and non-relational, on platforms ranging from Windows to the mainframe. Attunity had previously selected by Microsoft for providing high-speed connectors.
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