Pervasive Software Launches Data Integration 'App Store'

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-04-28 Print this article Print

Pervasive Galaxy is a marketplace for IT processes, serving as a community platform for data integration needs.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--Pervasive Software, which held its annual Metamorphasis Cloud Integration Summit here at the Hotel Sofitel, on April 28 launched a new marketplace for data integration processes.

Pervasive Galaxy, which had been running in beta for a few months, is sort of like an app store in the form of a community platform for data integration needs.

Galaxy will enable users to request, build, buy, preview and rate items such as data integration packages, connectors, plug-ins or templates. In addition, users can post projects and participate in community project builds, Lance Speck, senior director for Pervasive Integration, told eWEEK.

"Galaxy is designed to enable profitable convergence between business-to-business integration producers and consumers through faster market and social connection," Speck said.

"Just about everyone needs data integration, especially with so many systems moving to clouds, but until now they haven't had a simple way to express their needs and easily connect with the experts who can meet those needs."

The monetary arrangement is clear-cut: 70 percent of the income from a sale goes to the developer or process creator, and 30 percent goes to Pervasive for the overhead of running the marketplace.

"Partners seek ecosystems to share, deliver and monetize innovation to customers," said Ray Wang, principal analyst and CEO at Constellation Research Group.

Pervasive, based in Austin, Texas, is a global data systems integrator that develops software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on-premises, throughout the entire data life cycle. An increasing amount of its business is now being done inside public, private and hybrid cloud systems.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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