Microsoft Extends SQL Server Reach

 
 
By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-06-10 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft to extend the distributed capabilities of its SQL Server 2000 database to over 50 popular, proprietary databases and packaged applications.

Microsoft Corp. will extend the distributed capabilities of its SQL Server 2000 database to over 50 popular, proprietary databases and packaged applications, such as SAP R/3, SAP BW, J.D. Edwards, Siebel and PeopleSoft. The Redmond, Wash., company will accomplish this by hooking up with iWay Software, the duo announced on Tuesday. iWay, an Information Builders company headquartered in New York, is providing Microsoft with its Universal Adapter Suite for SQL Server Data Transformation Services as a means of easing such data integration. The software is designed to integrate with legacy data for high-volume transactions and large data warehouses. The agreement also includes mainframe and legacy adapters for relational, hierarchical, network and file structures.
The companies will provide each other with marketing and sales support, iWay officials said.
The adapter is available immediately, from iWay. Pricing starts at $2,000.
 
 
 
 
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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