Sybase, Inc has acquired Data Warehouse Network, an Ireland-based provider of industry-specific business intelligence applications. The pre-defined, packaged offerings are designed to minimize the risk of data warehousing, reduce costs, and maximize application value.
This transaction enables Sybase's Business Intelligence Division to provide customers with solutions that are customized to meet specific decision making requirements for a variety of vertical industries.
"As the data warehouse industry continues to evolve, organizations are demanding increasingly specialized business intelligence solutions," said John Chen, president of Sybase.
"With these applications we are now truly able to extend beyond our traditional enterprise software offerings to provide line-of-business managers with industry-specific, knowledge-based solutions."
Sybase will package applications for vertical industries including: retail banking, credit cards, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, distribution, retail and utilities.
Sybase will package applications for vertical industries including: retail banking, credit cards, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, distribution, retail and utilities. Each package is expected to contain industry specific criteria such as workflow, measurements, reporting requirements, terminology and data types as well as a common physical database design.
Combined with Sybase' data warehouse solution Warehouse Studio, these applications are the cornerstone of Sybase's new Business Intelligence Division.
"We are integrating, industry-specific business intelligence applications with our database- independent data warehouse infrastructure," said Eric Miles, manager of Sybase's Business Intelligence Division. "This enables line-of-business managers to make strategic, knowledge-based decisions across database environments."