Sybase is about to announce that it has purchased metadata management software supplier, Intellidex Systems, for about $1 million to boost its offerings in the data warehousing space.
Boston-based start-up Intellidex has only 14 staff and will be absorbed into the database supplier, although its Warehouse Control Center will continue to be sold as a separate offering.
Andy Bellinger, Sybase?s tools marketing manager, said: ?The product will give our users the ability to take information out of DB2 and Oracle and define and transform where they want to hold their metadata and the criteria for what data they want to get hold of. One of the main reasons why data warehouses go wrong is that people don?t know when their metadata got to them and how current it is. This tool captures all that in the repository.?
Analysts said that they expect Sybase to make more acquisitions in the data transformation space, plus an online analytical processing tool, in the near future.
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