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ARMONK, NY - 31 Jan 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today introduced new software that allows businesses to better manage the growth of information by integrating data warehousing and archiving capabilities. The new InfoSphere Warehouse with Optim Data Retention will help companies better manage enterprise data throughout its lifecycle and deliver optimal performance and compliance with changing business policies.
InfoSphere Warehouse combines the strength of IBM data warehouse software and recently acquired Princeton Softech's Optim Data Retention solution to more efficiently manage large amounts of data to enhance users' competitive advantage.
"Our clients are achieving significant competitive advantage by capturing insight from massive amounts of information collected during business transactions every day," said Arvind Krishna, Vice President, IBM Database Software. "This ever growing volume of information has a life span -- and eventually an end-point. Managing information across its life span through archiving and retention is the value InfoSphere Warehouse brings to our clients."
"Our mutual clients face the challenge of data growth and how to manage it," said Dave McDowell, President, Kazer. "This new offering will provide them an easier and more cost effective solution for reducing storage costs, improving performance and ensuring compliance to data retention requirements as well as complement our Database Services and Business Intelligence practice as we assist our clients with all of their critical data needs."
The new InfoSphere Warehouse offering is based on DB2 database software, which provides a unique set of innovations that meet growing customer demand for analytics and Information on Demand.
InfoSphere Warehouse with Optim Data Retention will be available end of Q1. Future updates to the IBM data warehouse portfolio will adopt the new InfoSphere family name. For more information on the InfoSphere family of products, please go to http://www.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/warehouse/launch.html
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