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Pervasive"> Pervasive officials said in a statement that the company will merge Data Junctions data integration and transformation technologies and products into Pervasives own product line, in a quest to make Pervasive a pure-play data-management infrastructure software company. "The ability to interconnect data across an enterprise, independent of the application, is one of the most pressing problems currently faced by application developers and end users," said Sikora in a statement. "Not only does Data Junctions technology represent a significant standalone growth opportunity, but their integration value proposition will also be well-received by Pervasives customer base of thousands of application developers worldwide."Data Junction has about 130 employees, and Pervasive has about 160. The acquisition is aimed at growth, Sikora said, and hence no significant layoffs are planned. Data Junction will move into Pervasives Austin offices but will remain a separate division and will retain its current management team. Likewise, the companies separate database and data-integration product lines will continue in their own rights. "We will continue to develop those products and address the market needs theyre addressing," Sikora said. "Well look for opportunities where we can bring the strengths of both to bear in certain market segments."
Data Junction has some 25,000 customers, according to Pervasive executives, including consulting firms and software vendors that embed its technology into their applications. Customers include EDS; Cardiff Software Inc.; and end users such as Automatic Data Processing Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.,