Platinum Technology is to acquire Hewlett-Packard's Intelligent Warehouse and HP Datamart software products.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Platinum will port the software, which runs on HP/UX Unix, to other operating systems including Windows NT. The software will also be integrated with the Microsoft Repository, on which Platinum is collaborating with Microsoft, and Microsoft SQL Server.
HP will continue supporting the product for the next three months, after which Platinum will take over support through its direct salesforce, as well as through its authorised resellers. HP will continue to resell the product.
Intelligent Warehouse software creates a 'virtual Data Warehouse', a software layer on top of multiple data stores that presents them to the user as one integrated environment.
Tom DePasquale, senior vice president of data warehousing solutions for Platinum, said the software would provide a link between disparate product lines - Platinums data warehouse tools and its database and systems management tools. He said Platinum now has the tools for building, accessing and managing data warehouses.
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